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Old Dominion University is always looking for ways in which professors of different disciplines can work together. Professor Mournir Laroussi, (left) electrical and computer engineering and Assistant Professor Venkat Maruthamuthu, mechanical and aerospace engineering, have found a way to generate a diffused plasma inside a chamber without applying any electrical power to the chamber. Since there are no electrodes inside the chamber, there is no contamination and no need for electrode replacement. Photo Chuck Thomas/ODU


Advanced Engineering Environments Laboratory serves as a focal point for the diverse research activities pertaining to distributed collaborative synthesis and learning technologies and their application to future aerospace systems.

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The Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel and Ocean View and Willoughby Spit

Current research at Old Dominion University's Coastal Engineering Institute includes study of ocean surface waves and their interactions with coastal sediments and structures, dynamics of stratified flows in ocean and estuarine environment, and the impact of sea-level rise on coastal processes.

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Hamid & Soheila at PEMI

The Plasma Engineering & Medicine Institute (PEMI) is a research facility focused on conducting fundamental and applied investigations of low temperature plasmas and their applications in biology and medicine. It offers a state-of-the-art facility and a vibrant academic environment where faculty, graduate and undergraduate students engage together in advanced research encompassing fundamental and applied research aspects in the field of plasma science and its applications.

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The Sustainable Development Institute promotes and provides engineering, ecological, environmental and economic assistance to local, regional and national governmental agencies, as well as international organizations and businesses. The institute actively participates in conducting waste minimization and pollution prevention assistance to local businesses.

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The Transportation Research Institute (TRI) in the ODU Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is focused on addressing critical issues in the surface transportation system.

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Newport News Shipbuilding Visit

The focus of the Vision Laboratory is to develop new algorithms and architectures for real-time applications in the areas of signal processing, image processing, pattern recognition, artificial neural networks and biomimetic object-vision recognition.

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Solar Panels on the roof of the Student Recreation Center

The Virginia Institute of Photovoltaics (VIPV) exemplifies Old Dominion University's leadership role in the field of solar energy research. The scope of its mission extends from the basics of the fundamental science of the materials and devices, through the fabrication processes and balance of systems, all the way to the knowledge and understanding of PV systems and complementary environmental policy and PV business development.

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Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Laboratory Faculty
ODU Biomass Research Laboratory Sandeep Kumar
Hydraulics/Water Resources Laboratory Xixi Wang
Structures/Earthquake Engineering Laboratory Zia Razzaq
Environmental Laboratories Gary Schafran
Geotechnical/Soil dynamics Laboratory Isao Ishibashi
Coastal Laboratory Gangfeng Ma

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Laboratory Faculty
CCNI Lab ChunSheng Xin
Dimitrie Popescu
Power Research Lab Yucheng Zhang
Applied Plasma Technology Laboratory (APTL) Mounir Laroussi
Medical, Imaging, Diagnosis & Analysis Laboratory Jiang Li
Systems Analysis of Metabolic Physiology (SAMPE) Nicola Lai
Vision Lab Khan Iftekharuddin
Chung Hao Chen
Jiang Li

Department of Engineering Management & Systems Engineering

Physical Labs Faculty
SMARTLab Run collaboratively by our faculty with a physical footprint presently being designed by Samuel Kovacic.
Virtual Labs Faculty
POLARES Lab Ghaith Rabadi
Mission Engineering Graduate Lab Jim Moreland
Enterprise Risk Institute (ERI@ODU) Ariel Pinto
Blockchain Lab 2 ( (virtual with physical lab in EU) Adrian Gheorghe
Autonomous Systems Lab Holly Handley
Advanced Academic Program Delivery Initiative Andres Sousa-Poza

Department of Engineering Technology

Laboratory Faculty
Collaborative Robotics & Adaptive Machines Laboratory Krishnanand Kaipa
Anthony Dean
Vukica Jovanović
Stacie Ringleb
Jennifer Kidd
Oleksandr Kravchenko
Dipankar Ghosh
Materials Testing Laboratory Nestor Escobales
Thermo-Fluids Laboratory Nathan Luetke
Basic Electronic Laboratory Otilia Popescu
Power Systems Laboratory Ike Flory
Computer Modeling Laboratory Bryan Magary
Advanced Electronics Laboratory Rick Jones
Advanced Smart System Lab for Smart City and IoT Applications Murat Kuzlu
Microcomputer Design Laboratory Steve Hsiung

Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Laboratory Faculty
Collaborative Robotics & Adaptive Machines Laboratory Krishnanand Kaipa
Anthony Dean
Vukica Jovanović
Stacie Ringleb
Jennifer Kidd
Oleksandr Kravchenko
Dipankar Ghosh
Composite Modeling & Manufacturing Laboratory Oleksandr Kravchenko
Dipankar Ghosh
Krishnanand Kaipa
Laboratory for Extreme & Energy Materials Dipankar Ghosh
Microdevices and Micromechanics Laboratory Julie Z. Hao
Michael Stacey
Siqi Guo
Leryn Reynolds
BioMicroFluidics Laboratory Shizhi Qian
Cellular Mechanobiology Lab Venkat Maruthamuthu
Shizhi Qian
Mounir Laroussi
Wind Tunnels Laboratory Drew Landman
Colin Britcher
Hydrogen Energy Lab Xiaoyu Zhang

Department of Computational Modeling & Simulation Engineering

Laboratory Faculty
Undergraduate Projects & Research Laboratory Yuzhong Shen
Medical Simulations Laboratory Jim Leathrum
Applied M&S Research Laboratory Michel Audette
The CAVE (Cave Automated Virtual Environment) Yuzhong Shen
Roland Mielke
Advanced Engineering Environments (AEE) Laboratory Ahmed Noor
John Sokolowski
Masha Sosonkina