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Undergraduate research is a hallmark of the Brown Engineering Honors (EH) program and all EH students will participate in it prior to graduation. This page is a list of some of the research opportunities currently available for EH students.


Aerospace Engineering Opportunities

 

Modeling and Simulations of Plasma Dynamics of In-space Propulsion Devices

  • Faculty Member: Kentaro Hara
  • Applicable Classification(s): Freshman, Sophomore, Juniors, and Seniors
  • Applicable Major(s): AERO, CHEN, ECEN, MEEN, NUEN, OCEN, PETE
  • How to Apply: Send Dr. Hara (the lab director) an email khara@tamu.edu with your resume and GPA, stating your research interests.

Computer Science and Engineering Opportunities

 

Modeling and Simulations of Plasma Dynamics of In-space Propulsion Devices

  • Faculty Member: Kentaro Hara
  • Applicable Classification(s): Freshman, Sophomore, Juniors, and Seniors
  • Applicable Major(s): AERO, CHEN, ECEN, MEEN, NUEN, OCEN, PETE
  • How to Apply: Send Dr. Hara (the lab director) an email khara@tamu.edu with your resume and GPA, stating your research interests.

GraphBLAS: Graph Algorithms via Sparse Matrix Operations on Semirings 

  • Faculty Member: Tim Davis
  • Applicable Classification(s): Juniors and Seniors
  • Applicable Major(s): ENGR, AERO, BAEN, BMEN, CHEN, CVEN, CSCE, ECEN, ESET, ENTC, IDIS, ISEN, ITDE, MSEN, MEEN, NUEN, OCEN, PETE, RHEL
  • How to Apply: Open to students in any major, as long as the have the necessary background (C, graph algorithms, linear algebra, data structures & algorithms, well-disciplined software development); email Dr. Davis at davis@tamu.edu.

Shipwrecks and Computers: Interdisciplinary Research in Computer Science and Nautical Archaeology

  • Faculty Member: Richard Furuta
  • Applicable Classification(s): Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
  • Applicable Major(s): ENGR and CSCE
  • How to Apply: Contact Dr. Furuta, furuta@cse.tamu.edu.

Building a More Secure Google Chrome Web Browser 

  • Faculty Member: Jeff Huang
  • Applicable Classification(s): Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
  • Applicable Major(s): AERO, CSCE, ECEN, ESET, ENTC.
  • How to Apply: Email Prof Huang at jeff@cse.tamu.edu with the title "aser: EH undergrad opportunities"

Event Detection from Microblogs and Emotion Classification of Microblogs

  • Faculty Member: Ruihong Huang
  • Applicable Classification(s): Juniors and Seniors
  • Applicable Major(s): CSCE, CEEN, ITDE
  • How to Apply: Please email at huangrh@cse.tamu.edu.

Coding Theory, Parallel Computing and Machine Learning for Data Storage Systems

  • Faculty Member: Anxiao Jiang
  • Applicable Classification(s): Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
  • Applicable Major(s): ENGR, CSCE, ECEN, ESET
  • How to Apply: Students with strong programming skills and a strong background or interest in mathematics are preferred. For details on our research, please see our website http://faculty.cse.tamu.edu/ajiang. To apply, please email Prof. Anxiao (Andrew) Jiang at ajiang@cse.tamu.edu.

HCI Research: Supporting Creativity in Texas Border Communities in Need

  • Faculty Member: Andruid Kerne
  • Applicable Classification(s): Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
  • Applicable Major(s): CSCE, CEEN, ITDE
  • How to Apply: Interested candidates should email their resumes and information to mentors@ecologylab.net. You can read more about the research of Interface Ecology Lab online at http://ecologylab.net. Spanish speakers are preferred.

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)

  • Faculty Member: Jyh-Charn (Steve) Liu
  • Applicable Classification(s): Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
  • Applicable Major(s): CSCE, CEEN, ITDE
  • How to Apply: Please send Dr. Liu an email to liu@cse.tamu.edu about your technical background.

Knowledge Mining for STEM Publications 

  • Faculty Member: Jyh-Charn (Steve) Liu
  • Applicable Classification(s): Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
  • Applicable Major(s): CSCE, CEEN, ITDE
  • How to Apply: Please send Dr. Liu an email to liu@cse.tamu.edu about your technical background.

Systems, Networking, Graph Algorithms, Data Mining 

  • Faculty Member: Dmitri Loguinov
  • Applicable Classification(s): Sophomore, Juniors, and Seniors
  • Applicable Major(s): CSCE
  • How to Apply: Please contact Dmitri Loguinov via email at dmitri@cs.tamu.edu.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Opportunities

 

Environmental Biotechnologies for Water, Soil, and Energy

  • Faculty Member: Kung-Hui (Bella) Chu
  • Applicable Classification(s): Sophomores, Juniors
  • Applicable Major(s): BAEN, BMEN, CHEN, CVEN, EVEN, MSEN
  • How to Apply: Please send email with resume (including the courses you've taken at A&M) and a statement of your interests to kchu@civil.tamu.edu.

Water Purification and Air Pollution

  • Faculty Member: Shankar Chellam
  • Applicable Classification(s): Sophomores
  • Applicable Major(s): CHEN, CVEN
  • How to Apply: Email Dr. Chellam at chellam@tamu.edu with a brief statement on your interest. This will be followed up with an interview.

Autonomous Vehicle and Advanced Driving Assistance Technology: Image Processing

  • Faculty Member: Ivan Damnjanovic
  • Applicable Classification(s): Juniors, and Seniors
  • Applicable Major(s): CVEN, CSCE, CEEN, ECEN, ESET, MEEN
  • How to Apply: Send resume, unofficial transcript of courses taken at Texas A&M University to Dr. Damnjanovic at idamnjanovic@tamu.edu.

Groundwater Sustainability - Assessing Conservation Technologies and their Impacts on Ecosystems

  • Faculty Member: Gretchen Miller
  • Applicable Classification(s): Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
  • Applicable Major(s): BAEN, CVEN, CSPL, PETE
  • How to Apply: Visit http://gmiller.tamu.edu for more information about the research group. Email Dr. Miller at gretchen.r.miller@tamu.edu to apply. Students wanting to participate in the USRG program next summer are particularly encouraged.

Urban Resilience to Extreme Events

  • Faculty Member: Ali Mostafavi
  • Applicable Classification(s): Juniors and Seniors
  • Applicable Major(s): CVEN, CSCE, CEEN, ITDE
  • How to Apply: Please send a statement of interest + resume to: amostafavi@civil.tamu.edu.

Chemo-mechanical Characterization, Simulation, and 3D Modeling of CO2-fluid Rock Interactions

  • Faculty Member: Arash Noshadravan
  • Applicable Classification(s): Juniors and Seniors
  • Applicable Major(s): CHEN, CVEN, CECL, ECEN, ITDE, MSEN, MEEN, NUEN, PETE
  • How to Apply: Interested students can send their resume to Dr. Noshadravan via email: noshadravan@tamu.edu.

Autonomous Vehicles

  • Faculty Member: Alireza Talebpour
  • Applicable Classification(s): Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
  • Applicable Major(s): CSCE, ECEN, ESET
  • How to Apply: Please send your resume to atalebpour@tamu.edu.

Hololens-based Simulator for Autonomous Vehicles

  • Faculty Member: Alireza Talebpour
  • Applicable Classification(s): Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
  • Applicable Major(s): CSCE, ECEN, ITDE
  • How to Apply: Please send your resume to atalebpour@tamu.edu.

Materials Science and Engineering Opportunities

 

Modeling and Discovering Functional Materials By Quantum Mechanics and Materials Informatics

  • Faculty Member: Xiaofeng Qian
  • Applicable Classification(s): Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
  • Applicable Major(s): CHEN, CSCE, ECEN, MSEN, MEEN
  • How to Apply: Please send a statement of interest + resume to feng@tamu.edu with the title “EH undergrad research opportunities”.

Mechanical Engineering/Aerospace Engineering Opportunities

 

Undergraduate Research in Laser Diagnostics for Combustion, Propulsion and Sensing Applications

  • Faculty Member: Waruna Kulatilaka
  • Applicable Classification(s): Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
  • Applicable Major(s): AERO, MEEN
  • How to Apply: Please email your resume and a description of interests to waruna.kulatilaka@tamu.edu.

Mechanical Engineering Opportunities

 

Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Fuels by Sunlight and Nanomaterials

  • Faculty Member: Ying Li
  • Applicable Classification(s): Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
  • Applicable Major(s): CHEN, CVEN, ITDE, MSEN, MEEN, PETE
  • How to Apply: Send email to Dr. Ying Li at yingli@tamu.edu describing research interest and attach resume. A research scholarship may be available.

Petroleum Engineering Opportunities

 

Chemo-mechanical Characterization, Simulation, and 3D Modeling of CO2-fluid-rock Interactions

  • Faculty Member: Sara Abedi
  • Applicable Classification(s): Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
  • Applicable Major(s): CHEN, CVEN, ECEN, MSEN, MEEN, PETE
  • How to Apply: Please contact Dr. Sara Abedi at sara.abedi@tamu.edu and Dr. Arash Noshadravan at  noshadravan@tamu.edu.