Research

Labs

The ASICs Lab

The ASICs Lab

Contact: Dr. Eric MacDonald

Website: http://www.asics.ece.utep.edu/asicslab.html

The ASICs Lab is focused on sensor and VLSI research - exploring design, methodology concepts and algorithms to improve the performance, power consumption, integration and testability of electronics, MEMS and sensors. The ASICs lab is a part of the W. M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation, a world premier university lab focused on Additive Manufacturing (A.K.A. 3D Printing) in which we are fabricating conformal electronics. 


Digital Signal Processing Lab

Digital Signal Processing Lab

Contact: Dr. Sergio Cabrera

Digital signal processing (DSP) and digital image processing (DIP) are applicable everywhere. Research interests include state-of-the-art theory and methods and applications implementable in software and/or electronic platforms.


Distributed Computing Lab

Distributed Computing Lab

Contact: Dr. Patricia Nava

Website: http://wwwold.ece.utep.edu/research/webdcl/

The DCL is currently investigating mechanisms for reducing the execution time of machine learning and discrete event simulation applications using multi-core, multi-processor, cluster based systems equipped with general purpose graphics processing units (GPGPUs). The DCL develops educational materials to help engineers of all disciplines understand and utilize parallel and distributed computing. The DCL organizes several outreach programs to attract pre-college students to the computing disciplines. 


EM Lab

EM Lab

Contact: Dr. Raymond Rumpf

Website: http://emlab.utep.edu/

Using the latest 3D printing technology, we are developing a wide range of revolutionary technologies. 3D printing enables us to produce systems with electromechanical functionality, manufacture systems with complex form factors, fit more functions into a smaller amount of space, embed electrical functionality into structural members with near zero added size and weight, and more. Devices include antennas, sensors, frequency selective surfaces, transmission lines, metamaterials, circuits, and more. 


Electric Power Lab

Electric Power Lab

Contact: Dr. Valentin Bolborici

The Electric Power Laboratory was established in 2012 under the direction of Dr. Valentin Bolborici. The research conducted in the lab is concerned with: power electronics, electric power, electro-thermal modeling of electric energy storage devices, modeling and control of hybrid electric energy storage systems, modeling and control of piezoelectric, and traveling wave rotary ultrasonic motors. The laboratory is currently used for graduate research.


Fabrication of Advanced Materials Engineering (FAME)

Fabrication of Advanced Materials Engineering (FAME)

Contact: Dr. Stella Quiñones

Fabrication enhancement of advanced materials through the acquisition of state-of-the-art engineering technology. Enhance student expertise in materials fabrication and characterization. Use of inexpensive fabrication techniques to fabricate high quality structures for infrared, X-ray imaging and advanced applications related to micro-and nano-structures.


Fiber Optics and Applied Communications

Fiber Optics and Applied Communications

Contact: Dr. Virgilio Gonzalez

Develop solutions to problems in diverse ares by the application of communication technologies (Optical communications, optical sensors, wireless sensor networks, power smartgrid, robotics).


Hodges Thin Film PV Research Group

Hodges Thin Film PV Research Group

Contact: Dr. Deidra Hodges

Website: http://webhodges.ece.utep.edu/index.html

The fundamental scientific and engineering research in the design and realization of new electronic materials for thin film photovoltaics (PV) on flexible substrates is being investigated. A significant portion of this research effort is devoted to investigating, researching and developing special optical materials for thin film PV. Thin film polycrystalline low cost alternatives to silicon have emerged. This lab research focuses on the investigation, study and development of efficient and low cost alternative thin films and solar cells. 


Laboratory for Human Motion Analysis and Neurorehabilitation

Laboratory for Human Motion Analysis and Neurorehabilitation

Contact: Dr. Thompson Sarkodie-Gyan

Website: http://humanlocomotion.utep.edu/index.htm

The Laboratory for Human Motion Analysis and Neurorehabilitaion (HumanLab) provides technologies for improving independence and reasonable quality of life for our citizens with disabilities and handicaps, due to impairments or aging. 


Medical Imaging Informatics Lab (MIIL)

Medical Imaging Informatics Lab (MIIL)

Contact: Dr. Wei Qian

Website: http://engineering.utep.edu/imaginginformatics/index.htm

Since MII Lab. was Established in Fall 2008, the focus of our research is to develop, optimize and validate advanced computational and data integration methods to convert medical image data (all laboratory, pre clinical and clinical data) to knowledge or some form of medical intervention, to be referred to as clinical decision tools. 


Multi Sensing Processing & Learning Lab (MSPL)

Multi Sensing Processing & Learning Lab (MSPL)

Contact: Dr. Ricardo von Borries

Digital signal processing with emphasis on wavelet transforms, Fourier transform, time-frequency analysis, overcomplete signal representation, compressive sensing and tomography. One-dimensional or multidimensional signals collected with dense sensor arrays, and processed with computationally intensive algorithms running in parallel on computer clusters. Biomedical and defense areas in applications such as human bioelectric potentials analysis and subsurface tomographic imaging.


NanoMaterials & Devices Laboratory

Communication Networks Laboratory (NetLab)

Contact: Dr. Kaul

Website: http://engineering.utep.edu/kaulgroup/index.htm

The overarching theme of the Nanomaterials and Devices Lab (NDL) is to characterize the intriguing properties of nanoscale materials and harness these properties for device related applications. The research encompasses materials synthesis, materials property characterization, bottom-up assembly and top-down nanofabrication and device characterization.


NanoMaterials Integration Lab (NanoMIL)

NanoMaterials Integration Lab (NanoMIL)

Contact: Dr. David Zubia

Website: http://research.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=research.utep.edu/nanomil

NanoMIL is a university laboratory that emphasizes academic and professional development while conducting stimulating research. The lab supports and mentors individuals at different stages of their careers from the undergraduate to the professoriate levels in a team environment. Research emphasizes the nanoscale aspects of matter and the application of nanotechnology to create novel materials and devices. 


Communication Networks Laboratory (NetLab)

Communication Networks Laboratory (NetLab)

Contact: Dr. Michael McGarry

Website: http://netlab.utep.edu/index.html

Currently investigating the use of video bandwidth forecasts to empower intelligent proactive congestion control in packet switched networks like the Internet, and the use of caching to minimize the delay and energy consumption of Automatic Repeat reQuest (ARQ) error recovery of video information. 


Pervasive Health Technology Lab

Pervasive Health Technology Lab

Contact: Dr. Homer Nazeran


Power and Renewable Energy Systems (PRES) Lab

Power and Renewable Energy Systems (PRES) Lab

Contact: Dr. Paras Mandal

Website: http://engineering.utep.edu/ECE/Mandal/

The mission of the Power & Renewable Energy Systems (PRES) Research Laboratory at the UTEP is to study intelligent system applications in electric power and renewable energy systems. This includes power and energy systems analysis, modeling, forecasting, optimization, planning and operation. PRES lab also focuses on electricity market design that enable a reliable and efficient power system with increasing penetrations of variable energy resources in smart grid environment. 


Radar Laboratory

Radar Laboratory

Contact: Dr. Benjamin Flores

To prepare the next generation of radar experts by providing a multi-disciplinary research environment in which undergraduate and graduate engineers and scientists of diverse backgrounds excel at learning, developing and applying state of the art tools for modern radar system analysis and design.


SenSAL: Sensor and Signal Analytics Laboratory

Remote Sensing Signal and Image Processing Laboratory

Contact: Dr. Miguel Velez-Reyes

Provide a multi-disciplinary environment for training and research to undergraduate and graduate students in state of the art tools and technologies in signal and image processing, for the purpose of developing technology and tools to solve relevant societal problems (Homeland Security, Defense, Earth Sciences, Biomedical).


Centers

W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation

W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation

Website: http://keck.utep.edu/

Located at the University of Texas at El Paso, The Keck Center is home to state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing technology and a dedicated staff ready for any challenge, be it medical or mechanical. From surgical models to tissue engineering to product prototypes, the Keck Center is ready to transform your ideas into three dimensions. 


Research Institute for Manufacturing and Engineering Systems (RIMES)

Research Institute for Manufacturing and Engineering Systems (RIMES)

Website: http://rimes.utep.edu/

RIMES was created in 1995 as the Institute for Manufacturing and Materials Management. We have recently renamed the Institute and it has taken the lead in focusing on the research and applications of Systems Engineering. 


FAST Center

FAST Center

Website: http://fast.utep.edu/research.htm

The FAST Center strives to build partnerships between faculty, students, and clients that are productive and value added to all stakeholders. Through this collaborative process of multi-disciplinary research and learning synergy is created that benefits all participating parties.


Center of Excellence for Sharing resources for the Advancement of Research and Education through Cyberinfrastructure (Cyber-ShARE)

Center of Excellence for Sharing resources for the Advancement of Research and Education through Cyberinfrastructure (Cyber-ShARE)

Website: http://cybershare.utep.edu/

The Center concentrates specifically on the aspects of CI that deal with software and middleware services and tools, with the focus on the development of scientific CI applications and on training the next generation of scientists who can effectively use CI to perform leading-edge science. 


Partnerships

Network for Computational and Nanotechnology (NCN)

Network for Computational and Nanotechnology (NCN)

Website: https://nanohub.org/

The creation of educational tools disseminated locally at UTEP, through the NSF Network for Computational Nanotechnology nanoHUB.org website and the Apple store. The goal of this research is to enhance student expertise and student learning through the interaction of educational tools associated with fundamental circuit theory and semiconductor device modeling. more...


Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science

Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science

Website: https://www.e3s-center.org/

The Center for E3S combines a broad research and education approach to revolutionize two major fundamental components of digital information processing systems: the communications logic switch and the short-medium range communication of information between logic elements.


NOAA - Cooperative Science Center for Earth System Sciences and REmote Sensing Technologies (NOAA-CREST)

NOAA-CREST

Website: http://noaacrest.org/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-Cooperative REmote Sensing Science & Technology Center aims to conduct research consistent with NOAA’s interests of Environmental Assessment, Prediction and Environmental Stewardship. NOAA-CREST research creates a framework to recruit, educate, train and graduate undergraduate and graduate students especially from underrepresented minority communities for professional opportunities and thus create a diverse STEM workforce for NOAA, other federal agencies, private sectors and academia


UTEP-UCSB Partnership for Research and Education in Materials

UTEP-UCSB Partnership for Research and Education in Materials

Website: http://science.utep.edu/nsf-prem/index.php/research/d-hodges

The fundamental scientific and engineering research in the design and realization of new electronic materials for thin film photovoltaics on flexible substrates is being investigated.


UTEP BUILDing SCHOLARS

Website: http://buildingscholars.utep.edu/web/

BUILDing SCHOLARS is a center of excellence established at The University of Texas at El Paso with support from the National Institutes of Health - Common Fund. Our goal is to implement a suite of programs and activities that will positively transform the training of the next generation of biomedical researchers from U.S. Southwest groups through a multi-institution consortium in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, as well as three extra-regional sites.