Monday, August 29, 2016

Research Opportunities - Microstructure Testing and Analysis Laboratory


Opportunity#1
A UG research opportunity exists in the Microstructure Testing and
Analysis Laboratory - Prof Siegmund, to assist with a NSF funded
research project on the biomechanics of osteoporosis. Pending
availability and performance this position could be expanded into a
REU-NSF appointment for either spring 2017 or summer 2017.
The goal is to - under the guidance of Prof. Siegmund and a
post-doctoral research associate - to build microstructure models for
trabecular bone, and subsequently to analyze these models.

Opportunity #2
A UG research opportunity exists in the Microstructure Testing and
Analysis Laboratory - Prof Siegmund, to research the capabilities of
"Physics Engines" in video game applications. The goal is to document
the coding of a "Physics Engine" as one example of simulation based
animation.

Opportunity #3
A UG research opportunity exists in the Microstructure Testing and
Analysis Laboratory - Prof Siegmund, to research on assembled structures. The goal is to investigate the mechanics of the so-called “stick-bomb”. To learn about stickbombs see e.g.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyFDGczUdQQ.How can it be made to be the fastest stickbomb ever being built (Guinness world record?). Develop a teaching activity based on the stickbomb concept such that this module can be used in summer pre-college camps next spring.

Opportunity #4
A UG research opportunity exists in the Microstructure Testing and
Analysis Laboratory - Prof Siegmund, to research the use of photoelasticity in 3D printed parts.