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Electrical and Computer
Engineering
141 Emerson Electric
Co. Hall
301 W. 16th St.
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
(573) 341-4519
ece@mst.edu

Current Research

The following research groups are currently active:

Applied Computational Intelligence Laboratory
The ACIL is a leading research program in Adaptive Critic Designs, also known as Approximate Dynamic Programming. We are also active in the theory and applications of various computational intelligence approaches, particularly those pertaining to neural networks. Key subject areas are control, optimization, forecasting, security and power.

Applied Microwave Nondestructive Testing Laboratory
Major activities in this laboratory include both basic R&D and applied research in the field of Microwave and Millimeter Wave Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation. Past research include detection of surface anomalies in metals, evaluation of porosity in mortar and new application are being discovered continuously.

Ameren Power Electronics Laboratory
The Ameren Power Electronics Laboratory consists of four workstations which are heavily equipped with a variety of power sources, power electronics components, electric machinery, and metering with computer interfaces.This laboratory is used for support of the undergraduate Electromechanics course and the undergraduate Power System Design and Analysis course.The lab is also used for support of the graduate/undergraduate Electric Drive Systems course.

Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory
The Missouri S&T Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory supports EMC research and education projects with a goal of developing the knowledge base, tools and people necessary to solve today's EMC problems and address the EMC problems of the future.

Embedded Control Systems and Networking Laboratory
This laboratory currently occupies around 600 sqft and primarily responsible for the development of novel control and networking algorithms and their implementation on embedded hardware. Current research projects include development and implementation of adaptive neural network, fuzzy and artificial immune based controllers with applications to engines operating lean and with high EGR levels, Fault detection, isolation and accommodation, MEMS and Nano manipulation and assembly using micro/nano robotics, power sensitive architectures and routing for wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, congestion and admission control for the internet and in ATM.

Intelligent Microsystem Laboratory
The Intelligent Microsystem Laboratory (IML) is dedicated to accomplishing functional integrations as well as structural integrations of advanced microsystems. Current research topics include development of intelligent biochemical microdevices and microsystems and their applications to special environments.

NSF I/UCRC on Intelligent Maintenance Systems
The mission of the proposed center is to provide an opportunity for cooperative research between Missouri S&T researchers and industrial partners to develop appropriate technologies in order to bridge this gap in the areas of sensor, networks and decision making for monitoring, diagnostics and prognostics industrial applications. Over 43 industrial companies are members of the Center.

Power and Energy Systems
From generation of electric power to its utilization in homes and businesses, and from the smallest motors used in appliances and electric vehicles to the largest machines for propulsion in Naval ships; the power engineering program offers a broad spectrum of courses and research activities highlighted by the presence of multiple teaching and research labs. The power engineering program at Missouri S&T

Trustworthy Systems Laboratory
Trustworthy Systems Laboratory uses the most efficient and time-tested technologies in areas of reasearch such as network simulation, crytography, wireless networks and intrusion detection.