Recent Faculty Publications

Following is a sampling of some of the recent publications and presentations by School of Engineering faculty and students.


Maryam Mobed-Miremadi and Prashanth Asuri, co-authored with SCU bioengineering alumni Jared Hara, Jordan Tottori, Megan Anders, Smritee Dadhwal: "Trehalose effectiveness as a cryoprotectant in 2D and 3D cell cultures of human embryonic kidney cells,” Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology.

Prashanth Asuri and Paul Abbyad: "Droplet microfluidic platform for the rapid determination of single-cell lactate release,” Analytical Chemistry, co-authored by Amy Mongersun, Ian Smeenk, Guillem Pratx, Prashanth Asuri and Paul Abbyad. 

Prashanth Asuri and Josergio Zaragoza ’13, M.S. ’16: “Experimental Investigation of Mechanical Properties of Nanoparticle-Reinforced Hydrogels.” International Conference on Rheology and Modeling of Materials, Hungary.

Edwin Maurer: Maurer, E. P., Ficklin, D. L., and Wang, W.: Technical Note: The impact of spatial scale in bias correction of climate model output for hydrologic impact studies, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 685-696, doi:10.5194/hess-20-685-2016, 2016.

Mark Aschheim and Dimitrios Vamvatsikos (National Technical University of Athens): "Performance-based seismic design via Yield Frequency Spectra," Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics.

Edwin Maurer: Maurer, E. P., Ficklin, D. L., and Wang, W. (2016). "Technical Note: The impact of spatial scale in bias correction of climate model output for hydrologic impact studies," Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 685-696, doi:10.5194/hess-20-685-2016.

Edwin Maurer: Pierce, D., D. Cayan; E. Maurer; J. Abatzoglou, K. Hegewisch (2015). "Improved bias correction techniques for hydrological simulations of climate change," J. Hydrometeorology 16, 2421–2442.

Mark Aschheim: Hernández-Montes, E., Aschheim, M., and Gil-Martín, L.M. (2015). “Energy Components in Nonlinear Dynamic Response of SDOF Systems,” Journal of Nonlinear Dynamics.

Mark Aschheim: Vamvatsikos, D., Kazantzi,, A.K., Aschheim, M.A.  (2015). “Performance-Based Seismic Design: Avant-garde and code-compatible approaches,” ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering.

Hisham Said:Modeling and Likelihood Prediction of Prefabrication Feasibility for Electrical Construction Firms,” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.

Hisham Said: "Prefabrication Best Practices and Improvement of Construction Engineering and Management,"  ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.

Sukhmander Singh and John Finnemore: "Restoring Inner Peace in a Science Dominated Society,"  The International Journal of Spirituality in Society.

Yi Fang: "Retrieving Non-Redundant Questions to Summarize a Product Review," ACM SIGIR 2016.

Yuhong Liu and Nam Ling: "Security, Privacy and Trust for User Generated Content: The Challenges and Solutions," Big Data Management, Architecture, and Processing," Kuan-Ching Li, Hai Jiang, and Albert Zomaya, ed., 2016.

Alex Clemm (and co-authors): "Spatial Search in Networked Systems,"  2015 CNSM 11th International Conference on Network and Service Management,  Barcelona, Spain. 

Silvia Figueira, Michael Brew ’15, Bryant Larsen ’15, Pratyusha Joginipally (M.S. student), Sowmya Chandrashekarappa (M.S. student) and Ty Van Herweg (Economics ‘15) : "Text for a Ride, in Uganda," Symposium on Computing for Development (ACM DEV), London, UK.

Simon Koo , Eric Beckmann ‘16, and Diane Keng ’14 (M.S. student, engineering management): "System Design Requirements for Net-centric Device Management in Internet of Things," 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering (IEEE ISSE 2015), Rome, Italy.

Nam Ling (with co-authors): "Person Tracking with Partial Occlusion Handling," 2015 IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems, Hangzhou, China.

Nam Ling (with co-authors): "Motion and Structure Information Based Adaptive Weighted Depth Video Estimation," IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting.

Bryce Mariano ‘15 and Simon Koo: “Is Cloud Gaming the Future of the Gaming Industry?,” Seventh IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks (ICUFN 2015), Sapporo, Japan.

Vishnu Pendyala (Ph.D. student) and Silvia Figueira: "Towards A Truthful World Wide Web," IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, WA.

Ramesh Abhari with Saumya Lal (MS '15) and Kavya Subramanya (MS '15): "Miniaturized EBG-Backed Textile Microstrip Patch Antenna for Bluetooth Wearable Sensor Applications," IEEE International Symposium on Antenna and Propagation (AP-S).

Ramesh Abhari with Ph.D. student Benjamin Horwath: "A 60 GHz 2x2 Planar Phased Array with SIW Modified Butler Matrix Feed," IEEE International Symposium on Antenna and Propagation (AP-S).

Tokunbo Ogunfunmi: "Adaptive Filtering Using Complex Data and Quaternions," Procedia Computer Science.

Sarah Kate Wilson: Y.M. Aval, S.K. Wilson and M. Stojanovic, "On the Achievable Rate of a Class of Acoustic Channels and Practical Power Allocation Strategies for OFDM Systems," IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering.

Sally Wood: “Iterative Reconstruction From Limited Angle, Limited View Projections for Cryo-Electron Tomography,” 49th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers,  Pacific Grove, CA. 

On Shun Pak and collaborators: “Characteristics of undulatory locomotion in granular media,” Physics of Fluids.

Jose Acain and Kamak Ebadi (M.S. students), with Thomas AdamekMike Rasay and Christopher Kitts--Best Student Paper Award: "A Multi-Robot Testbed for Adaptive Sampling Experimentation via Radio Frequency Fields," 2015 ASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications, Boston, MA

Mohammad Ayoubi with graduate students, Mark Johnson and Chokri Sendi:  Sendi, C. and Ayoubi, M.A., "Robust-Optimal Fuzzy Model-Based Control of Flexible Spacecraft With Actuator Amplitude and Rate Constraints,” and Johnson, M. and Ayoubi, M.A., "Shared Fuzzy Control of Multiple Quadrotor UAVs With Time-Dependent Delay and Bounded Control-Input Constraint," 2015 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Columbus, OH. 

Matthew Chin and Michael Neumann (graduate students),  with advisor Christopher Kitts--Best Student Paper Award: "Object Manipulation Through Explicit Force Control Using Cooperative Mobile Multi-Robot Systems," International Conference on Intelligent Automation and Robotics.

Christopher Kitts and Mike Rasay:A University-Based Distributed Satellite Mission Control Network for Operating Professional Space Missions,”  Acta Astronautica.

Hohyun Lee, J. Soares (14 BSME, 16 MSME), B. Ohara (13 BMSE, 15 MSME), and H. Lee, “Thermoelectric Energy Harvester from Body Waste Heat with Physical Limitation,” and B. Ohara (13 BMSE, 15 MSME), and H. Lee, “Exergetic Optimizaiton of Solar Thermoelectric Generators for Combined Power and Heat,” International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE).

Godfrey Mungal: M. Gamba, V. A. Miller, M. G. Mungal & R. K. Hanson (2015) “Temperature and number density measurement in non‑uniform supersonic flowfields undergoing mixing using toluene PLIF thermometry,” Appl. Phys. B.

Godfrey Mungal: M. Gamba & M. G. Mungal (2015) "Ignition, Flame Structure and Near-Wall burning in Transverse Hydrogen Jets in Supersonic Crossflow," J. Fluid Mechanics.

On Shun Pak (and co-authors): “Gating of a mechanosensitive channel due to cellular flows,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).

On Shun Pak (and co-authors): "Squirming Through Shear-Thinning Fluids," Journal of Fluid Mechanics Rapids

Panthea Sepehrband (and co-author): "Evaluation of Parameters Influencing Recrystallization: A Simulation Study," Proceedings of the International Conference on Solid-Solid Phase Transformation in Inorganic Materials (PTM), Whistler, Canada. 

Panthea Sepehrband and Maryam Gholamirad (SCU visiting scholar): "Analysis of Intermetallic Formation during Ultrasonic Ball Bonding," Proceedings of the International Technical Conference and Exhibition on Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic Microsystems (InterPACK), San Francisco, CA.

Prashanth Asuri (bioengineering) and Hohyun Lee (mechanical engineering) "Experimental investigation of mechanical and thermal properties of silica nanoparticle-reinforced poly(acrylamide) nanocomposite hydrogels,” PLOS One.

Claudia Chen ’15 (and co-authors): “Influences of mass loading and rapid dilution of secondary organic aerosol on particle volatility,” Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. PDF here.

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