At the Center for Computer-Aided Design (CCAD), we conduct basic and applied research in flight testing and human performance, human modeling and simulation, driving and transportation, advanced manufacturing technology and robotics, and biomedical and biochemical science and engineering. We also conduct multi-disciplinary research in machine learning, smart sensors, remote sensing, renewable energy, and modeling of environmental change.
Two-time College of Engineering alumnus Ben Perlson recently started his dream job at DHL as a project manager focused on advanced technologies and trend research.
Flight testing new aerospace technologies is an expensive endeavor, even for the largest organizations. In many cases, flight tests are only performed at the latest stages of development, which can lead to costly corrections and lowered system performance.
Venanzio Cichella is an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Computer-Aided Design. He joined the College of Engineering in 2018. We caught up with Dr. Cichella to learn more about him and his research.