Biosensors Lab

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Our research focus is to develop nano-wired biosensors for rapid and on-site detection of microbial pathogens and toxins in food, water, animals, plants, and the environment for the ultimate purpose of enhancing public health and biosecurity.

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Civil Infrastructure Lab

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The Civil Infrastructure Laboratory is a facility dedicated for research on materials, transportation systems and structures, thus allowing the faculty at MSU's Department of Civil Engineering to address the mentioned challenge.

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Nanotechnology Research

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Nanotechnology involves materials so small (1 to 100 nanometers in size) that they exhibit unique properties. To put the nanoscale size range nanoscale in perspective, a hair is about 50,000 nanometers thick. The goal of nanotechnology research is to understand the unique properties of nanosized particles and use that knowledge to create new, high-performance materials, devices, and processes.

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Nondestructive Evaluation Lab

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Did you know that a portion of an Aloha Airlines aircraft fuselage and cockpit door separated from the main aircraft while in flight on April 28, 1988?  Do you recall the space shuttle Challenger accident which occurred on January 28, 1986?

Both accidents could have been avoided if proper precautions had been taken prior to their flight. Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) techniques are used to check if a component or part can be used safely without destroying it in the process. NDE methods are also used to maintain quality by all companies.

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Pattern Recognition and Image Processing (PRIP) Lab

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Important applications related to PRIP Lab research include face recognition, fingerprint identification, document image analysis, 3D object recognition, robot navigation, and visualization/exploration of 3D data.

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Smart Microsystems Lab

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Established in Fall 2004, the mission of SML is to enable smarter, smaller, integrated systems using advanced modeling, control and design methodologies. Research in SML focuses on modeling and control of smart material sensors and actuators, electroactive polymer-based microrobots, modeling and control of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), control of autonomous swarms, and embedded control systems.

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Robotics and Automation Lab

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The Robotics and Automation Laboratory carries out sponsored research on systems and large scale networks, such as control systems, communication systems, robotics and manufacturing systems. The research activities emphasize systems modeling and analysis, sensor integration and data fusion, controller design, human and computer interaction, real-time computing architecture software development.

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