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Research At A Glance

Partnerships help research thrive. To help potential collaborators, students, and funders engage with our wide-ranging physical and social science we present “Research at a Glance.”

Two versions. You can access two versions from this page. The brochure has a set of listings. Each row shows the research area or lab, research summary, external collaborators, and key funders. Tables on this page are similar and may be easier for some to access, but are also more abbreviated. Both versions also list major federal and regional funders.

Spring 2022


An online Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file that summarizes research areas, collaborators, and funders

View Research at a Glance Brochure (pdf)



Research at a glance by school and department, with unit overviews, research areas, and contacts. These are less comprehensive than the brochure.

Locations: Tables reference: City Center Plaza (CCP) and the U.S. Bank Building next door (U.S. Bank); Charles P. Ruch Engineering (RUCH); the Environmental Research Building (ERB); Harry Morrison Civil Engineering (HML); the Micron Center for Materials Research (MCMR); the Micron Engineering Center (MEC); the Multipurpose Classroom Building (MPCB), and the Yanke Family Research Park (YFRB). Directions: Search by code or name at the Campus Map.

Computer Science

An overview provides comprehensive details including faculty research areas by category, individual, center, lab, and program. There is also a description of available Research Experience for Undergraduate opportunities, summaries of grants and awards, and recent masters and PhD theses.

Research Area or LabLocationContact
Adapt Data Flow Optimizations LabCCPCatherine Olschanowsky
Artificial Intelligence-based Security LabU.S. BankEdoardo Serra,
Francesca Spezzano
Computer Graphics and Visualization GroupCCPSteven Cutchin
Computing and Artificial Intelligence Lab for Physical SciencesCCPMin Long
Data Security-preserving Computing LabCCPJyh-haw Yeh
Human-computer Interaction and Kidsteam LabCCPJerry Fails

Information Security, Privacy, and Mining LabCCPGaby Dagher
Networking and Security Lab

CCPYantian Hou
People and Information Research TeamCCPMichael Ekstrand
Privacy and Industrial Control Systems Security Lab

CCPHoda Mehrpouyan
Program Analysis for Software Verification
CCPElena Sherman
Software Engineering and Analytics Lab

CCPNasir Eisty
Speech, Language & Interactive Machines GroupMECCasey Kennington

Construction Management is in the RUCH facility. Anthony Perrenoud directs this multi-institutional group that conducts and applies research to promote the construction industry, educate its workers, and attract future workers.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

An overview provides research news and a comprehensive list of active research programs by research area.

Research Area or LabLocationContact
Electronic and Neuromorphic Devices and Systems labMECKurtis Cantley
Electronics and Natural Sciences Research Lab MECKris Campbell
Hartman Systems Integration LabMECSin Ming Loo
Integrated Bioelectronic Medicine Lab
MECBenjamin Johnson
Nanoscale Materials and Device Group
Multiple contacts, including Wan Kuang (below). For more about this group, see the Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering labs.
- Nanophotonics LabMCMR, RUCHWan Kuang
Plasma and Vacuum Electron Devices LabMECJim Browning
Transport Characterization LabRUCHKurtis Cantley,
David Estrada

Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering

An overview provides summaries of research labs and centers and identifies research faculty in five areas: biomedical engineering, energy systems, engineering education, materials, and systems and controls. There is also a nice introduction to here to explain the benefits to undergraduates of participating in research.

Research Area or LabLocationContact
Center for Orthopaedic & Biomechanics Research
(affiliated with the College of Health Sciences)
YankeTyler Brown (Kinesiology),
Clare Fitzpatrick,
Erin Mannen
- Boise Applied Biomechanics of Infants LabYankeErin Mannen
Ceramic Microelectrical Mechanical Systems LabMECDon Plumlee
Computational Biosciences LabMECClare Fitzpatrick
Computational Materials Design LabMECMahmood Mamivand
Energy Systems and Air QualityMCMRJoAnn Lighty

Mechanical Adaptations LabMECGunes Uzer
Northwest Tissue Mechanics LabMECTrevor Lujan
Robot Control LabMECAykut Satici
Smart Materials and Systems Lab
MECZhangxian “Dan” Deng
Thermal Transport and Solar Energy LabERB, HMLTodd Otanicar

Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering

An overview offers robust details about research news, groups, facilities, services, a database of shared instrumentation, active research projects, and recent publications.

Research Area or Lab LocationContact
Advanced Materials LabMECBrian Jaques
Advanced Nanomaterials and Manufacturing LabMCMRDavid Estrada
Applied Electrochemistry and Corrosion Research LabMECMike Hurley
Collaboratory for Epitaxy of NanomaterialsMPCBPaul Simmonds (MSMSE; Physics)
Computational Materials Design LabMECMahmood Mamivand
Computational Materials Engineering LabERBEric Jankowski
Computational Modeling for Advanced Epidemiology LabMCMRRichard Elliott
Electrochemical Energy Materials LabMECClaire (Hui) Xiong
Functional Ceramics GroupMECRick Ubic
Macromolecular Sciences LabMCMR Scott Phillips
Magnetic Materials LabERB, HMLPeter Müllner
Materials Theory and Modeling GroupMCMRLan Li
Nanoscale Materials and Device Group
- Atomic Films LabMECElton Graugnard
- Nanophotonics Lab
- Quantum DNA Research Group

MCMRBill Knowlton
- Surface Science LabMCMRPaul H. Davis,
Bill Knowlton
- Ultrafast Laser LabMCMRRyan Pensack (,
Bill Knowlton
- W. M. Keck NanoEngineering LabMCMRJeunghoon Lee (MSMSE; Chemistry)
Raman Microscope LabMCMRDavid Estrada, Josh Eixenberger (
Tissue Engineering and Bioprinting Lab
(affiliated with the Biomolecular Research Center in the College of Arts and Sciences)
MCMRDavid Estrada,
Julie Oxford (Biological Sciences)
Transport Characterization LabRUCHDavid Estrada, Kurtis Cantley

Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning

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