Students are highly encouraged to read this page carefully before sending an email about potential projects. Please be advised that research funding for international students is very limited at Cal Poly Pomona.
Areas of interest:
Renewable Energy Systems,
Sustainable Water Treatment,
Computational Fluid Dynamics
EGR 4810, 4820, 4830: Bachelor's Degree Senior Projects;
ME 6940 & ME 6950: Master's Degree Project;
ME 6960: Master's Degree Thesis;
How does a research-based course work ?
My research is a continuous work in progress. Senior design groups and MS students join the research teams for the duration of their project. You may be trained/informed by the previous group before taking the lead of the project. Towards the end of your work, new members will join you and continue your work.
What is expected as deliverable ?
The expected deliverable of research-based projects is at least one of the followings:
- Draft of a Conference Paper (e.g., ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress)
- Draft of a Journal Paper
- Draft of a Provisional Patent
What are the required time commitments ?
Due to their nature, research-based projects usually take about 12-15 months to finish. This duration may be shorter or longer depending on the progress and project requirements. I do not accept students for "short and easy" projects.
All project members are expected to allocate an average of 10 hours/week on their project. If you are very busy already or have a full-time job, research-based projects may not be the best option for you.
Students will be asked to present their work in different local or national events.
Are research-based senior and graduate projects appropriate for me ?
Only you would know! Remember that research requires patience, persistence, and self-motivation. You need to have or develop these characteristics.
If you agree with the foregoing conditions and are interested to join any of my research projects, please send me a brief resume and your unofficial transcripts with your most recent GPA.