Research Centers and Institutes
Center for Acoustics and Vibrations
Director – Stewart Glegg, Ph.D., P.E.
The Center for Acoustics and Vibrations
specializes in underwater acoustics, sonar
technology, structural acoustics and vibration,
aeroacoustics and hydroacoustics. Support
for research in these areas is provided by the
National Science Foundation, the Office
of Naval Research, the Naval SurfaceWarfare
Center, the Naval Underwater Systems Center,
the Naval Research Laboratory and NASA. The
Center has seven faculty members and supports
a number of graduate students. Graduate
degrees are offered at the masters and doctoral
degree levels in Ocean Engineering with a
specialization in Acoustics and Vibration.
Center for Advancement of Distance
Director – Bassem Alhalabi, Ph.D.
The Center for Advancement of Distance
Educations Technologies (CADET) conducts
research and develops new and innovative
technologies to create complete remote distance
educational system solutions for all disciplines of
learning. Research at the center is conducted with
the objective of stimulating and enhancing all
domains of learning skills in students and making
“virtual” education more accessible. The scope
has broadened to include development of smart
embedded systems which covers educational,
medical, social and commercial applications.
Center for Advanced Knowledge
Director – Borko Furht, Ph.D.
The Center for Advanced Knowledge
Enablement (CAKE) is an NSF Industry/
University Cooperative Research Center that
provides a framework for interaction between
university faculty and industry in the critically
important areas of information technology,
communication and computing. CAKE works to
accomplish the following goals:
to continuously evolve an understanding
of the technology needs of the industry
sector through direct contact with industry
professionals and related corporations;
to identify basic research themes that
meet the needs of the private and public
to conduct industry-relevant research.
Center for Hydrodynamics
and Physical Oceanography
Director – Karl von Ellenrieder, Ph.D.
The Center for Hydrodynamics and Physical
Oceanography promotes excellence in
research and graduate education in the areas of
hydrodynamics and physical oceanography. The
Center’s focus is on fluid mechanics pertaining
to the ocean, air-sea interaction and to
surface and subsurface vehicles and structures.
Theoretical, computational and experimental
research activities include:
investigations of hydrodynamic design,
drag, propulsion and maneuvering of
vehicles and associated flow control and
studies of basic physical processes
involving air-sea interaction, wave motion,
currents, turbulence, stratified flows,
mixing and sediment transport.