Research Centers

AEDC - Advance Engineering Design Center
Dr. Masud Salimian, Interim Director 
443.885.3135

ARCADE - Advanced Realization and Characterization of Architectures for DSP Engineering
Dr. Jumoke (Kemi) Ladeji-Osias
443.885.1456

Recent work in the ARCADE laboratory, through Federal and private Foundation funded awards,
include embedded systems security and engineering education in the areas of experiment-centric
pedagogical approaches to laboratory courses, improvement science, engineering experiences for
middle school students, and developing a National high school engineering curriculum.

ARMMED - Advanced Research in Microwave/RF Measurement and Electronic Design
Dr. Michel Kornegay
443.885.4732

ARMMED is an active research lab that has capabilities to perform high frequency device modeling
and develop innovative component measurement techniques, design static and adaptable high
performance RF/microwave/mm-wave/sub-THz electronic circuits for communication systems. Our
mission is to pursue new technologies, solve advanced problems and secure vulnerabilities in
embedded systems for wireless communications that operate in the RF to sub-THz frequency
spectrum.

ASLAN - Aslan Research Group
Dr. Kadir Aslan

Dr. Aslan has a very active research group, which includes several exchange faculty, 3 postdoctoral
researcher, 4 Ph.D. candidates, and 15 undergraduate students. Dr. Aslan has published over 140
peer-reviewed journal articles, 15 book chapters and has presented his work at numerous
international scientific meetings. Dr. Aslan has managed over $2.5M in competitive grants to date.
He was the receipt of an NIH K25 Career Development Award (CDA Award No. K25EB007565, 2008-
2013). He served as the PI for a 2-year Beginning-in-Aid Grant from American Heart Association
(2007-2009). Dr. Aslan completed a 9-month technology grant from Maryland Innovation Initiative
(administered by TEDCO). His other research interests include biotechnology and several aspects of
nanotechnology including metal-assisted crystallization, plasmonic biosensors and nanoparticle-
enzyme hybrid biofuel cells.

ATMO - Academic Training and Management Organization
Maisha Drew, Director 
443.885.4490

CAESECT - Center for Advanced Energy Systems and Environmental Control Technologies
Dr. S. W. Lee, Director

This Lab develops fundamental technology to improve energy utilization across a wide range of industries
(Waste Management, Alternative Fuels/Renewable Energy, Computer Simulation and Numerical Modeling).
In education, it will impart a cross-disciplinary approach to students at all levels. In industrial collaboration,
it will work with member companies to develop new methods for advanced energy systems design and
environmental control technologies.

CAP - Cybersecurity Assurance & Policy
Dr. Kevin Kornegay
443.885.4869

Morgan State University expands upon our emergence in cybersecurity awareness assurance and policy
research along with government agency, industry and DoD partnerships to announce the formation of the
internet-of-things(IoT), artificial intelligence/machine learning, privacy and security policy cohort. This is a
collaboration between the Schools of Business & Management, Computer, Mathematical & Natural Sciences,
and Engineering to enhance our leadership in this area. A total of eight faculty members who reside in their
respective home departments, will support Morgan State University's leadership in cybersecurity assurance
and policy research. The Mission of the CAP center is to provide the electronics industry and intelligence
community with knowledge, methodology, solutions, and skilled cybersecurity engineers to help prevent
penetration and manipulation of our nation's cyber physical infrastructures.We apply invasive and noninvasive
hardware and software reverse engineering techniques to assess physical layer cybersecurity vulnerabilities in
embedded systems, specifically IoT devices. We also develop countermeasures to secure them against sensitive
data extraction, disruption, diversion, and obfuscation.

CIBAC - Chesapeake Information Based Aeronautics Consortium

CESET - Center of Excellence in Systems Engineering for Space Exploration Technologies
Dr. Carl White, Director 
443.885.3913

CETACT - Center of Excellence for Tactical & Advanced Communication Technologies
Dr. Willie Thompson II, Director 
443.885.4752

COMSARE - Center of Microwave, Satellite, and RF Engineering
Dr. Michel Reece, Director
443.885.4732

DEPA - Data Engineering and Predictive Analytics Research Lab
Dr. Kofi Nyarko
443.885.3476

DEPA develops tools, technology and techniques that provide insight into complex data and
concepts by performing research in computational engineering modeling, simulation, visualization.
Specific capabilities include: engineering simulation, modeling and controls, complex algorithm
development, complex network visualization, portable computing development, advanced display
technologies and UAS and avionic control and software systems development.

EVRL - Engineering Visualization Research Laboratory
Dr. Kofi Nyarko, Director
Mrs. LaDawn Partlow, Manager 
443.885.4732

GEO-TECH - Geo-Technical Research Lab
Dr. Jiang Li

This lab focuses on experimental investigation of soil property, in particular, on mechanical behavior
of soil,such as deformation and failure under different types of loads. Various factors are
considered in design of various experimental investigations for various types of soils,such as frozen
and defrost soils, soils physically reinforced with geofiber, soils chemically stabilized with fly ash or
lime, etc. Various tests with different testing conditions can be conducted,such as saturation and
consolidation tests, dynamic and static loading test, resilient modulus tests, resonant column tests,
etc. Dynamic loading systems can simulate various types of forces inducted by traffic loads, wind
blow, sea waves, earthquakes, foundation vibration, etc.Static loading systems can be applied to
various experiments with either stress or strain control to investigate stress-strain relation, soil
failure, elastic modulus, and other soil properties. This lab has six new testing systems, including a
solid consolidation device, a static triaxial apparatus, two dynamic triaxial testing systems, a soil
resonant column,and a triaxial-torsional shear system.

IRAM - Industrial Robotics and and Manufacturing Lab 
Dr Richard Pitts

The IRAM Lab is the combination of the two technologies of robotics and automation which allows
for an efficient, automatically operated system of programmable/reprogrammable robotic and
automated machines that can perform an infinite number of tasks and operations (e.g., the
manufacture and assembly of parts or products). It is a flexible manufacturing environment utilized
for performing research and training with industrial robots, mobile robots and drones.
The purpose of the IRAM Laboratory is to: (1) enhance student learning by providing exposure to the
integration and utilization of modern manufacturing resources (i.e. industrial and mobile robots,
computer numerically-controlled (CNC) machines, etc.) and (2) engage and retain under-
represented students in the area of Industrial Engineering to promote a diverse engineering
workforce and graduate research education.ISE - Information and Systems Engineering Laboratory

ISE - Information and Systems Engineering Laboratory
Dr. Leeroy Bronner

The Information and Systems Engineering (ISE) Laboratory provides an experimental-learning
environment for students in the design and development of information and information systems.
Students use their knowledge to solve complex national and global problems. This laboratory
provides a platform for conducting research in systems engineering, information engineering,
modeling and simulation, big data, cyber systems, knowledge engineering, software and database
systems. For instruction, the laboratory provides a classroom setting for learning, transfer of
knowledge and awareness of system engineering technologies that affect decision making in
engineering, business and social organizations.

NTC - National Transportation Center
Dr. Mansoureh Jeihani, Interim Director
» www.morgan.edu/soe/ntc

The National Transportation Center (NTC) at Morgan State University advances U.S technology and
expertise in transportation, research, and technology transfer on the university level. The NTC'S theme
is "Transportation: A Key to Human and Economic Developement."The NTC's theme is "Transportation:
A Key to Human and Economic Development."  The NTC's current areas of research focus are transportation
and traffic modeling, safety, economics and equity, transportation funding, and infrastructure's effect on
aquatic life. The center also aims to increase the number of minorities and women in transportation. The
NTC's projects not only solve urban transportation problems, but also give students the opportunity to put
classroom concepts into action. The projects have also led to partnerships with other universities and
government organizations. The NTC continuously accepts research proposals for basic and applied research
from Morgan faculty and staff. See the NTC's policy and procedures for more information. The NTC also
works closely with the Urban Mobility &Equity Center (UMEC), based at Morgan and federally funded
through the U.S. DOT's University Transportation Centers Program.

SABA - Safety and Behavioural Analysis Center
Dr. Mansoureh Jeihani

Safety and Behavioral Analysis (SABA) Center includes two driving simulators from FORUM8 Co. Ltd.,
Tokyo, Japan; which are connected to each other. The hardware consists of the cockpit, three
surrounding monitors, ignition key, safety seat belt, automatic transmission, acceleration and brake
pedals, push buttons, flash lights, and steering wheel. One of the DSs contains a motion platform.
The software, UC-win/Road made by Forum 8 Co. is capable of creating and editing the entire
network elements including road alignments, intersection design, traffic signals, cross sections,
roadside signs, terrain setup, and traffic generation. It allows researchers to investigate driver
behavior under various controlled conditions. The simulator is capable of replicating driving task on
different roadway and pavement types, under various traffic conditions and composition, traffic
information (e.g. dynamic message signs), and weather conditions (rain, fog, snow). It is capable of
building networks with desired features similar to the real world.

SEMI - Systems Engineering and Management institute Lab
Dr. Guangming Chen

Systems Engineering and Management Institute (SEMI) Lab is located in the Schaefer Engineering
Building SEB 348. SEMI was founded in 2009 under a NASA University Research Center grant
awarded to Morgan State University. SEMI and the SEMI lab support the academic program and
research activities in systems engineering, reliability and risk control. SEMI's current director is Dr.
Guangming Chen, Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering Department.

SIC - Signal and Image Communications Research Lab
Dr. Arlene Cole-Rhodes
443.885.4207

In this lab we develop algorithms for signal processing applications ranging from a multi-resolution
image registration technique for remote sensor applications, to data analysis using information from
digital image and video data processing, to blind equalization for wireless MIMO communications
systems. Current work involves the investigation of adaptive beamforming techniques to enable
millimeter wave multi-user MIMO wireless communications, and this has involved the use of a
previously developed blind channel estimator. The work in this lab is directed by Dr. Arlene Cole-
Rhodes, and her research has been sponsored over the years by NSF, NASA, Army Research Labs and
the Department of Defense.

SIGSENS - Signals and Sensors Laboratory
Dr. James E. Whitney, II, Director
443.885.3067

UMEC - Urban Mobility & Equity Center
Dr. Z. Andrew Farkas, Director
443.885.3761
» www.morgan.edu/umec

WiNets - Wireless Networks and Security
Dr. Farzad Moazzami
443.885.4746

Primary focus on Integrated Network Enhanced Telemetry regarding Radio link protocol and Mixed
Network Modeling. Since its formation, students and faculty in WiNetS lab have offered credible
solutions in several Wireless Communication related research problems funded by federal agencies
such as Test Resource Management Center (TRMC) Test and Evaluation, Science &Technology
(T&E/S&T) and U.S. Army. Cyber security is an exciting part of the WiNetS lab. As cyber attacks
continue to increase in number and complexity, there has to be greater effort from the cyber
security industry to detect and prevent these attacks. The main goal of the cyber security team in
the WiNetS lab is to contribute to stopping cyber attacks by researching and analyzing attacks and
figuring how to prevent them.