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David R Jackson: "The Applied Electromagnetics Laboratory has played a key role in developing a powerful CEM simulation tool called EIGER, or Electromagnetic Interactions GEneRalized. In this figure, a Navy destroyer is modeled. Participating team members include the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, University of Houston, SPAWAR (Navy), NASA, and ANT-S."


Theoretical Chemistry/Chemical Physics

Eric R. Bittner: "Research is primarily focused on the dynamics of molecules in their excited electronic states. We use both computational and theoretical approaches to answer the following questions: Which nuclear motions are responsible for accommodating the energetics of the transition by either absorbing excess energy in an exothermic transition or supplying the energy deficit in an endothermic transition? What is the role of quantum coherence, localization, and relaxation in determining not only the transition rates, but also the transport, and spectroscopic properties of excitonic and charge-transfer states, especially in organic semiconducting systems? How do these effects affect the observed dynamics, material properties, or electronic behavior in systems such as organic light-emitting diodes, photovoltaic cells, and DNA chains."


Intelligent Sensor Grid and Informatics

Xiaojing Yuan: "The Intelligent Sensor Grid and Informatics lab is working on the following projects: sensor network performance analysis -- to develop reliable, scalable and high performance sensor network for applications such as object tracking, target monitoring and remote health care; multihop WSN testbed -- multi-hop mesh network testbed has been setup to test novel crosslayer self-healing algorithms, and it also monitors the environment and activity within the lab; skin cancer detection -- automated decision-support system with a graphical user interface to help physicians detect skin cancer early; arrhythmia mechanisms characterization -- elucidating arrhythmia mechanism using cardiac optical imaging to help physicians detect different arrhythmia conditions; and spatial temporal modeling, rule mining and scoping -- developing new algorithms for modeling spatial temporal stochastic data such as ground level ozone concentration and identifying root cause and scoping for spatial datasets such as arsenic hotspots."


Wetland Ecology

Steven Pennings: "Primary research topics include geographic variation in communities; impacts of sea level rise and eutrophication; and annual variation in productivity and composition. Research is done at multiple sites on all three U.S. coasts."


Space Architecture

Olga Bannova: "The Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture: The “First Mars Outpost” project addresses opportunities for commercial development of space through staged revenue producing initiatives that can be financed primarily or exclusively by the private sector. SICSA’s development scenario encompasses materials processing, tourism, and ultimately, Mars missions and settlements."



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