Reducing oil use, protecting the environment, and cutting costs are all significant advantages of the newest generation of high-efficiency, low-emissions engines. But well before these engines reach their intended market, engineers often rely on advanced computer simulations, a fundamental tool of the trade, to test and improve an engine’s performance, fuel efficiency, and environmental discharges. That’s where Michael Burke comes in.
Kristin Myers investigates the mechanical behavior of soft tissues in order to understand how their tissue architecture influences constitutive behavior and disease development and to aid in early diagnosis and treatment.
Y. Lawrence Yao is part of a multi-institute consortium that, among other tasks, is charged with developing a high-throughput “biodosimetry” device capable of rapidly testing a large swath of the population in the event that an RDD (radioactive dispersal device), commonly called a “dirty bomb,” is detonated in a major metropolitan area.
Gerard Ateshian and his team are trying to understand how normal cartilage provides lubrication. That way, they can slow down the degeneration of the cartilage or come up with substitutes to repair worn joints.