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College of Engineering faculty are advancing the frontiers of knowledge and improving the quality of life through their research. Highly esteemed in their fields, our professors also are highly approachable, as teachers and mentors.
Dr. Mikler leads UNT's Computational Epidemiology Research Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research center focused on disease outbreak modeling, visualization of complex data, geospatial analysis and crisis response plan design. Dr. Mikler has received funding from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation to develop a computer-based system to help emergency planners identify vulnerable populations, construct or modify response plans, and allocate health care resources to combat epidemics.
Dr. D'Souza and her research team focus on materials manufacturing and design of products that perform reliably and predictably during service life. The team focuses on adhesives, corrosion resistance, lightweight structures, foams and gels for biomedical, aerospace, construction and environmental applications.
Dr. Wan conducts research on cyber-physical systems. She and her colleague have created drones that provide Wi-Fi signals and can help restore communication for first responders and victims after disasters. The team was invited to present the work at the White House. Dr. Wan also is a recipient of the National Science Foundation's CAREER award, the Foundation's most prestigious award supporting junior faculty, and the Tech Titan Award.
Dr. Rajiv Mishra, Distinguished Research Professor of materials science and engineering, is an expert in the development of alloy microstructures and the processing of materials properties. He is considered a world leader in friction stir welding and processing, a method of joining solid-state metals without melting the metals. Mishra is the Director of UNT's Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes Institute and a National Science Foundation-funded Industry-University Cooperative Research Center for Friction Stir Processing.