Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering

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Research

Bradley Chase, PhD (ISE)

Directs the Ergonomics Laboratory at USD and has an appointment as a Research Scientist at the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego. He is an active consultant in the area of Performance Improvement. He has consulted on projects with Active Input Solutions, SAIC, and Consolo Systems - a local software startup. His research has been supported by the Army Research Institute, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), U.S. Navy, and the American Society for Engineering Education.

Ming Huang, PhD (ME)

Has research interests in the area of Mechanical Design with special emphasis on robotics and computer aided design. Problems considered include optimal design and coordination of novel robotic mechanisms with hybrid series and parallel structures. He has directed 5 applied research projects in robotics, simulation, and computer-aided design and 2 educational research projects supported by NSF, State of Florida, IBM, and Motorola. He has been a consultant to China Productivity Center in Taiwan, a research fellow at Armstrong Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB, and consulted as well as worked as a technical staff at Motorola.

Frank Jacobitz, PhD (ME)

Pursues research that focuses on numerical simulation of fluid flow. Problems considered include turbulent mixing processes in density stratified and rotating flows with geophysical applications on the atmosphere and oceans, as well as biological flows of blood in skeletal muscle and muscle fascia vessel networks.

Ernest Kim, PhD (EE)

Was principle RF engineer at Lightwave Solutions and has previously consulted with a variety of companies including All Optical Networks and Ascom Technologies and remains active consulting engineering. He has designed and verified such circuitry as RF predistortion circuits, fan control circuits, power supply circuits, backplane layout, electromechanical interfaces, hot swap control, and power redundancy circuit. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE).

James Kohl, PhD (ME)

Has research interests in Mechanical properties of UHMWPE fibers in Failure Analysis, Silicone Coatings, Tribology, and Adhesion. He has significant industry experience, including serving as Vice President of Airfoil Operations and Engineering, Technical Director, and Program Coordinator at Chromalloy Dallas.

Kathleen Kramer, PhD (EE)

Has research interests are in the areas of multisensor data fusion, digital systems, and communications systems. Recent research projects concern neural-extended Kalman filter use for target tracking and intercept, level 2 data fusion for composition estimation, and use of fuzzy logic for data fusion of multiple sensors. She has consulted or worked as a member of technical staff at ViaSat, Hewlett Packard, Northern Telecom, and Bell Communications Research.

Susan Lord, PhD (EE)

Directs the Optoelectronics Laboratory at USD. Her research interests are in the areas of optoelectronics and materials. She has worked as a Research Fellow at SPAWAR Systems Center’s RF Photonics Branch. Most recently, Her research has been supported by NSF, NASA, the Office of Naval Research, and the American Society of Engineering Education.

Mikaya Lumori, PhD (EE)

Has research interests that include Gaussian beam modeling of electromagnetic field sources, applied electromagnetics, electromagnetic hyperthermia, ultrasonics (underwater acoustics and medical applications), and system parametric identification. He has held research positions at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center ( Tucson, Arizona ), at University College London ( London, England ) and with the University of London, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine at the Medical Research Council Cyclotron Unit, Hammersmith Hospital ( London, England ).

Michael Morse, PhD (EE)

Has ongoing research that includes studying pathways followed by current during an electrical accident and analyzing the potential for injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Dr. Morse has published much of his work focusing on the effects of electricity on the human body and diffuse electrical injury (DEI).

Truc Ngo, PhD (ISE)

Has research interests in the areas of materials and processes involving polymers and composites, supercritical fluids, and solar technology. She is currently partnering with local and international companies on different research projects involving "green" product and process evaluation, organic semiconductor material processing, and composite material processing.

Leonard Perry, PhD (ISE)

Has research interests in the area of system improvement via quality improvement methods especially in the area of applied statistics, statistical process control, and design of experiments. Dr. Perry consults, instructs, and collaborates on quality improvement projects with representatives from biotech, health care, defense, and traditional manufacturing institutions. He has been an instructor for the Six Sigma Black belt training at the Six Sigma Institute for three years. He is a UCSD Certified Six-Sigma Master Black-Belt and an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer. For more information, see here.

Thomas Schubert, PhD (EE)

Has research intrest in analog electrics and electromagnetic fields and engineering education. He has previously consulted with Planar Systems, Inc. concerning the efficient electronic driving of electroluminescent panels, and with Teledyne-Ryan Electronics concerning the analysis and design of layered Luneburg lens antennas in the microwave region.