Research Mentors

The REU participants will be mentored by a multi-disciplinary team of faculty members in the Colleges of Engineering and Science at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The faculty mentors along with the proposed research topic are given in the table. The REU Participants will be assigned to one or more mentors for a research project. REU participants’ interest will also be taken into account during selection process.

Faculty member Department Research Project
Ryan Beemer Civil and Environmental Engineering Hollow and porous crushable granular materials
Patrick Cappillino Chemistry & Biochemistry ­A Bio-inspired Approach to Overcome Flow Battery Design Challenges
Wei-Shun Chang Chemistry & Biochemistry Antifouling on nanostructured surfaces
Vijaya Chalivendra (PI) Mechanical Engineering Damage sensing in Additively Manufactured Hierarchical Core employed Multi-Functional Sandwich Composite Structures
Jun Li Mechanical Engineering Computational Modeling of Additive Manufacturing Materials and Triboelectric Nanogenerators
Hangjian Ling Mechanical Engineering Design Robust Underwater Super-Hydrophobic Surfaces for Marine Applications
Maricris Mayes Chemistry & Biochemistry Simulation and Modeling of Bio-Inspired Active Materials for Nonaqueous Redox Flow Batteries
Kihan Park Mechanical Engineering Soft Robotic Hand with Tactile Sensors for Underwater Applications
Caiwei Shen Mechanical Engineering Novel bi-functional composite materials for structural energy storage in marine systems
Milana Vasudev Bioengineering Bioinspired Photonic Materials Based on Iridescent C. Lytica Bacteria
Arghavan Louhghalam Civil & Environmental Engineering Optimal design of meta-materials for source localization using machine learning techniques
Sivappa Rasapalli Chemistry & Biochemistry Development of eco-benign marine natural products based antifouling coatings