The MIE498 H/Y course provides students with an opportunity to conduct independent research under the supervision of a faculty member in MIE.
- Find a supervisor and a thesis topic: You can review the available thesis topics below or you can independently contact MIE faculty members who you are interested in working with. The website will be updated weekly with project submissions as they become available.
- Once you have found a faculty member who will supervise you, submit the thesis enrollment form to the MIE Undergraduate Office. Ensure that your supervisor signs the form.
- Attach a 1-page outline of the project you plan to undertake.
a. Explain how the research project builds upon one or more aspects of engineering science introduced in the student’s academic program
b. Provide an estimate of a level of effort not less than 40 productive hours of work per term
c. Specify a deliverable in each term to be submitted by the last day of lectures
- Final submission date for the Thesis topic forms: 5 business days prior the last day to add courses
- If approved, your research thesis will be added to your transcript on ROSI by the MIE UG Office. If it is not approved, we will notify you by email.
- Polymer/Composite Coextrusion Foaming, Prof. Lee
- Small Animal Imaging using Truncated-Correlation Photothermal Coherence Tomography (TC-PCT), Prof. Mandelis
- Thermophotonic dynamic imaging of human teeth for noninvasive detection of caries, Prof. Mandelis
- Dynamic Imaging of Solar Cell Optoelectronic Quality using a Near-Infrared Camera, Prof. Mandelis
- Evaluation of the mechanical performance of hardened and coated industrial materials using quantitative thermal-wave radar as a non-destructive imaging tool, Prof. Mandelis
- Minimization of a makespan for multiproject job scheduling, Prof. Makis
- Application of SPC and DE in Automotive Industry, Prof. Makis
- Development of a Stochastic Dynamic Model for a Make-to-Order Production System, Prof. Makis
- Quality Control and Improvement Using Lean Six Sigma Approach, Prof. Makis
- Optimal scheduling of repairs for several production facilities considering a single repair crew, Prof. Makis
- Civilian use of a novel augmented reality navigation display, Prof. Jamieson
- Machine Learning classification of mental state, Prof. Jamieson
- Product Design for a Pro-Environmental Behavior, Prof. Shu
- Dispersion and Distribution of Boron Nitride Nanotubes (BNNTs) in Polycarbonate (PC), Azadeh Zandieh
- Synthesis and characterization of Polymer-based aerogels, Solmaz Karamikamkar
- Hybrid nanofibrillar polymeric composites with improved physical-mechanical properties, Iman Soltani
- Confining graphene at the continuous interface in multi-percolated polymer blend systems, Jun Wang
- Where machine learning meets fluids: ML-led microfluidics to optimize industrial fluid formulations, Prof. David Sinton
- A microfluidic platform for the treatment of infertility, Prof. David Sinton
- Improving a Bayesian optimization method for small-scale hydro energy harvesters, Prof. Amy Bilton
- Classifying valid simulations during optimization for automated design using computational fluid dynamics models, Prof. Amy Bilton
- The “Google Docs” of CAD? Fully synchronous collaboration in design, Prof. Alison Olewchowski
- Energy storage and conversion, fuel cells, and hydrogen production, Prof. Olivera Kesler
- Silicon on Insulator (SOI) for high temperature pressure measurements, Prof. Pierre Sullivan
- Comparison of image processing options for microarrays, Prof. Pierre Sullivan
- GPU based particle image velocimetry, Prof. Pierre Sullivan
- Rigid amorphous fraction in PLA and solubility measurements, Ruosong Li
- Generation of steam by spraying water droplets on hot metal masses, Prof. Sanjeev Chandra
- Development of computational models for scaling up of sponge-based wastewater filtration system, Pavani Cherukupally
Research projects are added on an ongoing basis throughout the summer. Please check back often!