Experts in Subject: Engineering

Civil engineering, Earthquake engineering, Engineering

Zee Durón

Ziyad Durón, PhD, is an expert in the full-scale field testing of large structures, including seismic investigations and earthquake engineering. Durón has headed more than 20 field tests on a variety of structures, including concrete dams, buildings, bridges and launch vehicles. He is a leader in the development of field-test procedures aimed at identifying response characteristics […]

Bioengineering, Engineering, Nanocomposite membranes, Transdermal transport

Nancy Lape

Nancy Lape, PhD, focuses her research on two areas: energy-efficient composite gas separation membranes and chemical transport across human skin. Nanocomposite Gas Separation Membranes To efficiently and effectively separate gas mixtures–such as applying a filter system to trap harmful gasses from factory emissions–membranes must exhibit high gas permeability (fast transport) and high selectivity for one […]

Artificial cornea, Biomedical engineering, Chitosan, Engineering, Tissue engineering

Liz Orwin '95

Elizabeth Orwin, PhD, specializes in biomedical engineering. Orwin has worked for Gel-Del Technologies in St. Paul, Minn., on the research and development of a novel protein matrix for wound healing applications. She chairs the Engineering Department and also directs the Engman Fellowship Program in Bioengineering, which trains students in Biomedical Engineering research and device design. […]

Business case analysis, Capital investment evaluation, Cost and schedule estimation, Engineering, Engineering economics, Leadership and decision-making styles, Project/Program Management, Technical and project management

Don Remer

Donald Remer, PhD, P.E., is a recognized expert and sought-after seminar and short-course leader for executives, managers, engineers and scientists in cost and schedule estimation, capital investment evaluation, economic and technical feasibility analyses, business case analysis, engineering and project or program management, and managerial decision-making styles for leaders in industry, government and academia. He is […]

Aerosols, Engineering, Materials processing, Optical diagnostics, process control, Radiant heat transfer

Eric Spjut

Erik Spjut, PhD, has extensive experience in radiative heat transfer, high-temperature heterogeneous kinetics, containerless processing of materials and non-contact temperature measurement. Spjut also researches process control and optimization, automatic test equipment, computerized data acquisition and processing, and digital audio processing and synthesis. He has published widely in all these areas, including two chapters in the […]

Engineering, Fiber optics, Optical communications, optical packet switching networks

Qimin Yang

Qimin Yang, PhD, specializes in fiber optic communications, including high-capacity optical networks and network architecture designs. Yang has done extensive research in interconnection and switching networks for high-performance computing with a focus on routing logic designs, physical implementation and quality of service in switching networks. She teaches courses in fiber optics, electronic and magnetic circuits […]

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