Tag: engineer

Into the Lab: Aerospace

Brian Thurow, W. Allen and Martha Reed associate professor in aerospace engineering, is working to adapt a camera technology called a plenoptic camera, or light-field camera, to study new methods for 3D velocity measurements in turbulent flows. Plenoptic cameras use a microlens array placed near an image sensor to record both the position and angle…




Into the Lab: Chemical

Allan David, John W. Brown assistant professor in chemical engineering, is conducting research in “smart nanomaterials,” nanoparticles and nanocomposites that respond to changes in their environment. While David will explore a wide array of applications for “smart nanomaterials,” his primary focus will be biomedicine. One project, for example, will utilize multimodal imaging agents to improve…




Into the Lab: Industrial and systems

Industrial and systems engineering faculty members Jerry Davis, Rich Sesek and Sean Gallagher have been awarded two grants totaling $1.5 million from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to support occupational safety and ergonomics and occupational injury prevention graduate programs in the department. “We are very pleased that our peer-reviewed proposals have…




It’s my job: Diane Hickey-Davis

Diane Hickey-Davis, referred to by friends as “Dr. Diamond,” incorporates thin film diamond for global semiconductor companies. Pictured here in front of a Class 1000 clean room, she is holding a patterned diamond-on-silicon wafer designed for advanced computing. With a passion for conveying her love of engineering and science to others, she also leads demonstrations…




5 Minutes With… Christopher B. Roberts

Growing up in the small town of St. Genevieve, Mo., Chris Roberts was surrounded by music — more importantly, by musical instruments. His father owned a music store and it was where Roberts hung out after school. His favorite part was fiddling around with the instruments, a pastime that would largely influence his career choice…




First Here, Then There: Alum recalls professional experience overseas

In the fall of 1967, David Brubaker made his way to Auburn from Pensacola, Fla., during the social and cultural phenomenon known simply as the “Sixties.” Like most Auburn students, he had no idea where the journey would take him. In the spring of ’70, while working on an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering, he…