Engineering Open House

Open Labs
Friday, May 9th

The College of Engineering and the National Institute of Aviation Research will host a open labs Friday, May 9th from 1:00-5:00pm for members of the community and industry professionals to visit their labs and see the advanced research conducted at WSU.

Engineering laboratories will be opened in three different time frames. Read below for a complete list of open labs:

Lab Tours | 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Lab Tours | 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Lab Tours | 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

| Wallace Hall=WH | Jabara Hall=JH | Engineering Building=EB | Beggs Hall =BH |

Lab Tours | 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

3x4 Wind Tunnel - WH 140
Dr. L. Scott Miller
This wind tunnel is a low-speed open-return facility with a 3-foot by 4-foot test section. The equipment in this tunnel includes: one-component Laser-Doppler Anemometer (LDA) system, Doppler Global Velocimetry (DGV) system, Constant Temperature Anemometry (CTA) equipment, two PC-based data acquisition systems, two 16-bit analog-to-digital converters, multi-channel signal conditioning electronics, three-component external balance, and 32-channel solid-state scanning pressure system.

Supersonic Wind Tunnel - WH 148
Dr. L. Scott Miller
The 4x4 inch (Mach 2) and 9x9 inch (Mach 2, 3, and 4) supersonic wind tunnels are located in the Wallace Hall annex and have the following equipment: Pressure transducer calibration bench, shadowgraph and Schlieren systems, and 32-channel solid-state scanning pressure system.

Composites Lab – NIAR 107
John Tomblin & Royal Lovingfoss
Researchers and technicians in the Composites Lab perform lay-up and bonding operations and work directly with the Mechanical Test Lab and the National Center for Advanced Materials Performance to understand the effects of heat, moisture, contamination and repairs on advanced materials. The lab also provides regularly scheduled hands-on training workshops.

Mechanical Test Lab – MESA 105-106
John Tomblin & Royal Lovingfoss
Provides the highest standards in static and fatigue testing to generate material strength allowables and evaluate the endurance of materials subjected to cyclic loading. Supports both metal and composite testing with research funded by the aviation industry and government-related research projects.

Environmental Test Labs – NIAR 102
Paul Jonas
The Environmental Test Laboratories provide the equipment and technical  expertise needed to meet environmental standards regulated by the FAA  technical standard orders using RTCA DO-160 certification standards.  Our personnel have many decades of combined experience in the field of environmental testing for aviation and other industries.

Electromagnetic Effects Lab – MESA 102
Billy Martin
The Electromagnetic Effects Lab performs all sections of DO-160 testing, full aircraft testing for HIRF, lightning, personal electronic devices and electromagnetic interference. The lab also offers assistance in regard to aircraft certification.

Lab Tours | 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

EECS Senior Design Lab – Wallace Hall 321
Tom McGuire
The EECS Senior Design lab is an open lab whose primary mission is to support EECS students in both their design and implementation of senior design projects. The lab is divided into two rooms: room 321 facilitates group meetings, research, design and prototyping while room 322 supports  fabrication and includes power and hand tools as well as a laser cutter, 3-D printer and CNC ShopBot.

Bioengineering (Biomaterials) - Beggs Hall 112
Dr. Anil Mahapatro
This laboratory is the main research and teaching laboratory for the biomaterials thrust area in the bioengineering program. Major equipment for biomaterials research includes: chemical fume hood, biological fume hood, incubator, microscopes, ultrasonicator, GAMRY potentiostat, spin coater, and mask aligner.

SEM Lab- Beggs Hall 133 & 134
Max Hinman
This laboratory operates the Zeiss Field Emissions Scanning Electron Microscope with capabilities/detectors that include: in lens detector, Everhart-Thornley Dector, Quad Backscatter Detections, Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometry, and Variable Pressure Mode. A FESEM produces clearer, less electrostatically distorted images with spatial resolution down to 2 nm.

Bioimaging and Biocomputational Modeling Laboratory - Wallace Hall 108
Dr. Kim Cluff
Laboratory capabilities include nonionizing imaging modalities such as ultrasound, spectral imaging, and 3D scanning. The laboratory also contains sophisticated, multi-physics modeling software and powerful computers to model the real world in a virtual environment.

Reliability Lab (Rapid Prototyping) - Beggs Hall 128
Dr. Krishna Krishnan
This lab disseminates technologies that enable exceptional improvements in product quality during design and manufacturing phases. The main goal is to provide to the industry in the State of Kansas, and support multidisciplinary industry based research projects in areas of Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing, Reverse Engineering, Reliability Testing and Medical Modeling. Current research efforts are targeting new applications of the technology in the design of high speed cutting tools, rapid fabrication of composite lay-up tools, EDM electrodes, and injection molding dies. A research team, with participants from the College of Health Professions at WSU, and the Orthopedic Research Instite, Via Christi, is addressing medical applications including visualization of human anatomy, simulation of surgical procedures, and customization of implants.

Manufacturing Lab- Vis Com 104
Dr. Krishna Krishnan
This laboratory provides the necessary hands-on experience to undergraduate students in the IMfgE programs. The existing facility supports IME 258 and IME 558, Manufacturing Methods and Materials I and II, and IME 568, Manufacturing Tools. The equipment allows students to gain insight and hands-on experience in various areas of manufacturing, such as measurement and inspection, materials testing, heat treatment, CNC machining, traditional metal removal (lathe and mill operations, drilling, reaming, tapping and grinding), plastics forming, casting, and assembly.

Lab Tours | 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

CAPPLab- Jabara Hall 245
Dr. Abu Asaduzzaman
Computer Architecture and Parallel Programming Laboratory (CAPPLab): experienced in greener supercomputing is physically located in WSU Jabara Hall. The key objectives include (i) lead research in high-performance low-power computing and networking systems and related fields and (ii) teach computer architecture, embedded systems, parallel/multicore programming, and related courses.

Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Ramazan Asmatulu
This laboratory houses testing equipment for ME 251, Materials Engineering Laboratory, and provides classroom space for students working on related laboratory activities. The equipment includes a tension/compression machine, a Charpy test facility, facilities for fatigue and crack growth testing, and related equipment for sample preparation and examination.

Nanotechnology Lab- Wallace Hall 125
Dr. Ramazan Asmatulu
The Nanotechnology research laboratory, Kansas’ first and only lab of its kind, provides advances in smart, strong and lightweight materials fabrication and characterization for aircrafts and other industries; strong and functional medical diagnostic and treatment; faster, smaller, cheaper electronics and communication devices; clean energy and manufacturing; saving resources/raw materials using lesser materials; environmental monitoring and mitigation in every geographic location of the state of Kansas.

Security, Privacy, Trust and Ethics in Computing Research Lab
Dr. Murtuza Jadliwala
The Security, Privacy, Trust and Ethics in Computing Research Lab (or SPriTE Lab) in the Wichita State University department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science conducts fundamental and applied research in the areas of information assurance, network security and privacy, with a special emphasis on the security and privacy of wireless and mobile networking systems and protocols. The current research goals of the lab are geared towards identifying and overcoming system security and user privacy threats in wireless networking systems such as, cellular, WiFi, wireless mesh, wireless ad-hoc and sensor networks, or any other system equipped with wireless communication capability (e.g., Wireless medical devices and Advanced Metering Infrastructure or Smart Meters). Our research is currently funded by Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC), Wichita State University College of Engineering, Nokia Research Center and Wichita State University Office of Research and Technology Transfer.