VIP Teams

  • The mission of the Tools for Evidence-based Action (TEA) [http://t4eba.com/] community is to enhance evidence-based teaching methodology and policy by developing and sharing new technologies and results from evidence-based efforts.
  • The goal for this project is to create and qualify an off the shelf, assay platform that could be used to quantitatively predict potency/efficacy and toxicity of stem cell products before release to a patient. The long-term goal of the POTENCY Project Team will be to devise and validate relatively high throughput, high content, in vitro assays to test multiple samples/batches of stem cell...
  • We have demonstrated that rotary jet spinning successfully produces microfiber networks of polymers accepted by the FDA for surgical implantation. Importantly, we can collect these fibers on spinning mandrels to rapidly generate tubular scaffolds that support cell culture. These scaffolds mimic the fibrillar architecture of human tissues. Prototypes for the rotary jet spinning system and...
  • Construct circuits, packaging, and complete systems
  • This project focuses on the development of a scalable and low-cost data acquisition and analytics environment to advance capabilities for informed decision-making of patients on mechanical ventilation in the ICU
  • To develop new, reliable manufacturing and self-testing methods for systems and components in harsh environments

  • To improve the turnaround time of the development phase of Power-purchase Agreements, minimise downtime of these assets and proactively monitor system health of existing photo-voltaic arrays.

  • To design and prototype a standalone system that recycles used plastic bottles in order to use the material for 3D printing purposes. The system will have individual components like a shredder for cutting the plastic bottles, a filament extruder and a feed mechanism for the shredded material to be transported to the hopper of the extruder, filament collection and retrieval system and finally a...
  • Modern electronic devices are powerful, but uninspiring; they are ubiquitous, but ephemeral. We will design and fabricate devices for music production, gaming, and computing sparked by real-world designs from the past as well as fictional formulations of imagined futures. The black-and-white, utilitarian minimalism of modern laptops and cell phones that blight the aisles of Best Buy with...
  • To develop robotic boats as sensing platforms for environmental monitoring tasks such as oil spill survey and cleaning, and metal objects in the sediments. To develop autonomy solutions for maritime mobile sensing networks.
  • The EPIC (Exoskeleton and Prosthesis Intelligent Controls) Lab research areas include automation and mechatronics and bioengineering with a focus on the control of powered robotic prostheses and exoskeletons to assist human movement. We implement biological signal processing, intent recognition, and control systems based on EMG and mechanical sensors to improve human-machine capabilities. Our...
  • Develop creative robots that can listen to, play and improvise music
  • The goal of ROVER is to design, build and develop completely autonomous, robotic vehicles to enable environmental sensing and interaction in the environment and the smart cities of the future. The project goals are flexible between years and will educate and train students in any aspect of robotic systems relevant to their interests and discipline.
  • Integrated sensing device
  • Develop an open-source software platform for analysis of remotely sensed data. Students on the team will develop all the components of the platform for enabling its use by a wide variety of users who apply it to wide variety of applications. Use of data and metadata standards to provide for interoperability with other systems
  • The project will focus on assessing water demand and its supply in various regions of Texas. We will employ Advanced Vapor-Compression Desalination (VCD), a technology that has been developed through AggiE Challenge for the past three years. In coastal regions, Advanced VCD will desalinate seawater directly. In inland regions, Advanced VCD will concentrate brine from an RO plant, which will...
  • Engineer a system for manufacturing hydrogel membranes with tunable properties. Engineer a system for precision manufacturing of hydrogel microspheres. Interdisciplinary training for students that spans biomedical, materials, chemical, mechanical, and electrical engineering
  • The goal of this project is to construct model membranes mimicking viral envelopes and characterize their interaction with antiviral peptides, amphiphiles and small molecules.
  • The long-term goal of this research project is to develop methods and techniques to make large-scale manufacturing systems safer, more secure, and more productive, enabling them to produce high-quality products for consumers at modest cost. This project utilizes a small manufacturing system that consists of three industrial robots, four machine tools, and two conveyors, with an integrated...
  • The central goal of this project is to advance our understanding of what it takes to make various large-scale decision-making, computation, optimization and machine learning algorithms 'secure' against network and/or component failures and adversary attacks. The class of algorithms to be considered are those intended to enable the functioning of distributed networks such as sensor networks,...
  • To design digital hardware which is highly resistant to i. reverse engineering, and ii. attack by malicious hardware insertions, hardware Trojans.
  • Magnetic lifting for isolation from shake
  • Build an integrated system for harvesting electrical energy from body heat as well as sensing/transmitting bio data to central processing units for continuous realtime health monitoring.
  • This team is working to address the need for long-range wireless networks of small, low-cost, and low-power sensors for the study of climate and space. As part of the development process, students will be exposed to an entire end-to-end design process, including background research, concept generation, simulation, prototyping, and validation by experiment both in the laboratory and the field....
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  • Shelter Lab is developing a fully capable shelter prototype to deploy in a developing country by May 2017. The project is intended to extend beyond that date to complete full testing, manufacturing development, and further technology enhancements.
  • An interactive athletic training system of illuminated target pads and software application. The SkillCourt pads include touch and pressure sensors which report ball activity to SkillCourt app.
  • Since 1979 when the first transdermal delivery of scopolamine was approved in the US, transdermal drug delivery (TDD) has been of a great interest due to the enhanced delivery effectiveness compared to the conventional oral intake that has a limitation of diminished drug concentration in the body. The TDD method has demonstrated that it can resolve issues of inconvenient intravenous injections....
  • Solving localization and mapping problem

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