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Our community of faculty scholars engage in interdisciplinary research that focuses on real world problems and lays the groundwork for the innovations of tomorrow that can improve the lives and the livelihood of people around the world. Their research generates the knowledge and understanding needed for a better society, and it strengthens our teaching mission by enriching our students' learning experience in and out of the classroom.

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Hoople, Gordon

Journal Articles

  • With Richards, A., Wu, Y., Pisano, A., and Zhang, K., "Gel-seq: A Method for Simultaneous Sequencing Library Preparation of DNA and RNA Using Hydrogel Matrices," Journal of Visualized Experiments, vol. 133, 2018.
  • With Richards, A., Wu, Y., Kaneko, K., Luo, X., Feng, G., Zhang, K., and Pisano, A., "Gel-Seq: Whole-Genome and Transcriptome Sequencing by Simultaneous Low-Input DNA and RNA Library Preparation Using Semi-Permeable Hydrogel Barriers," Lab on a Chip, vol. 17, pp. 2619-2630, 2017.
  • With Spruit, S. and Rolfe, D., "Just a cog in the machine? The individual responsibility of researchers in nanotechnology is a duty to collectivize," Science and engineering ethics, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 871-887, 2016.
  • With Smith, L., Cheng, J., and Pisano, A., "A Resealable, Gas-Tight Packaging Technique for Silicon Microfluidic Devices," Journal of Microelectronics and Electronic Packaging, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 49-54, 2015.
  • With Rolfe, D., McKinstry, K., Noble, J., Dornfeld, D., and Pisano, A., "Comparison of microscale rapid prototyping techniques," Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 34502-34508, 2014.
  • "Engineering ethics in every decision," Journal of Responsible Innovation, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 241-242, 2014.

Conference Papers and Other Media

  • With Lord, S., Mejia, J., Przestrzelski, B., Chen, D., Dalrymple, O., Reddy, E., and Choi-Fitzpatrick, A., "Creative Curricula for Changemaking Engineers." World Engineering Education Forum, Albuquerque, NM, 2018.
  • With Choi-Fitzpatrick, A. and Reddy, E., "Educating Changemakers: Cross Disciplinary Collaboration Between a School of Engineering and a School of Peace." Frontiers in Education, San Jose, CA, 2018.
  • With Reddy, E. and Choi-Fitzpatrick, A., "Engineering Peace: Investigating Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Effects." Team-Based Course About Drones in American Society for Engineering Education, Salt Lake City, UT, 2018.
  • With Chen, D., Mejia, J., and Lord, S., "Reimagining Energy: Deconstructing and Decolonizing Traditional Engineering Silos." American Society for Engineering Education, Salt Lake City, UT, 2018.
  • With Cowan, E., Van Den Einde, L., Tara, J., and Delson, N., "Teaching Spatial Visualization: A Touchscreen App Implemented as Homework." Frontiers in Education, San Jose, CA, 2018.
  • With Chen, D., "Contextualizing a New General Engineering Curriculum in the Liberal Arts." American Society for Engineering Education, Cleveland, OH, 2017.
  • With Choi-Fitzpatrick, A., "Engineering Empathy: A Multidisciplinary Approach Combining Engineering, Peace Studies, and New Technology." American Society for Engineering Education, Cleveland, OH, 2017.
  • With Richards, A., Zhang, K., and Pisano, A., "A Device for Separating DNA and RNA in 250 Cells in Preparation for Next Generation Sequencing." The 19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (microTAS), Busan, Korea, Republic of (South), 2015.
  • With Smith, L., Cheng, J., and Pisano, A., "A Resealable Hermetic Packaging Technique for Silicon Microfluidic Devices." The 47th International Symposium on Microelectronics, San Diego, CA, 2014.
  • With Rolfe, D., McKinstry, K., Noble, J., Dornfeld, D., and Pisano, A., "Comparison of Microscale Rapid Prototyping Techniques for Microfluidic Applications." ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, Detroit, MI, 2014.
  • With Dorsey, K., Rolfe, D., and Pisano, A., "Functionalized micromolded nanoparticles towards gas sensor arrays." IEEE Sensors 2014, Valencia, Spain, 2014.
  • With Moneer, H., Noble, J., McKinstry, K., Rolfe, D., Berthold, D., Ninomiya, K., and Dornfeld, D., "Quantifying the Improvements in Rapid Prototyping and Product Life Cycle Performance Created by Machining." Machine Tool Technologies Research Foundation Annual Meeting, Berkeley, CA, 2013.
  • With Fladung, W., "An Integrated Procedure for Estimating Modal Parameters During Flight Testing." The 29th International Modal Analysis Conference, Jacksonville, FL, 2011.
  • "Flight Test Instrumentation: A Simple Alternative." The 29th International Modal Analysis Conference, Jacksonville, FL, 2011.
  • With Napolitano, K., "Implementation of Multi-Sine Sweep Excitation on a Large-Scale Aircraft." The 28th International Modal Analysis Conference, Jacksonville, FL, 2010.
  • With Napolitano, K., "Order Tracking with Multi-Sine Excitation on a Ground Vibration Test." The 28th International Modal Analysis Conference, Jacksonville, FL, 2010.
  • "Jim Beam Testing and Results." The 27th International Modal Analysis Conference, Orlando, FL, 2009.

Presentations and Conferences

  • With Reddy, E. and Choi-Fitzpatrick, A., "A Study of Collaborative Embodiment Through Gesture Analysis of Students in 'Drones for Peace,' a Team-Based Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Course," 2018.
  • "Engineering Peace: Drones for Social Good," Engineering, Social Justice and Peace Conference, San Diego, CA, 2018.
  • With Chen, D., Mejia, J., and Lord, S., "Reimagining Energy: Deconstructing and Decolonizing Traditional Engineering Silos," ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT, 2018.
  • With Chen, D., "Contextualizing a New General Engineering Curriculum in the Liberal Arts," ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Cleveland, OH, 2017.
  • With Choi-Fitzpatrick, A., "Engineering Empathy: A Multidisciplinary Approach Combining Engineering, Peace Studies, and New Technology," ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Cleveland, OH, 2017.
  • "Engineering Peace: Drones for Social Good," University of San Diego Board of Trustees Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2017.

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