My research group currently has two paths of inquiry, one related to our group's ability to measure and characterize air quality and the associated impacts, and one focused on technology adoption and uptake in the developing world. We are engaged in the collection and characterization of airborne particulate matter (PM) followed by the subsequent use of the measurements to drive epidemiological research; we are trying to understand which sources of PM are causing the mortality and morbidity. As part of that activity, we are characterizing emissions from specific source types, wildfires & open waste burning. A second path of inquiry involves developing the next generation of tools that can be used to assess exposure to harmful air pollutants. Over the past decade, we have had a proliferation of projects spin out of our initial NSF MAQS effort. This path now includes projects that involve technology adoption in the Sahel of Africa as well as projects that engage citizen scientists.
MCEN 2023 - Statics and Structures
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
Covers statics of particles, equivalent force systems, rigid bodies, equilibrium of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions, analysis of truss and frame structures, uniaxially-loaded members, distributed force systems and friction. Degree credit not granted for this course and CVEN 2121 or GEEN 2851.
MCEN 4228 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
Subject matter to be selected from topics of current interest. May be repeated up to 15 credit hours. Same as MCEN 5228.