Uncovers innovative solutions in energy, including smart materials for thermal management and software for virtual building efficiency audits
Administers and coordinates graduate student recruitment, admissions and graduate programs for the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Explores polymer material nanostructure to discover new phenomena and functionality
Provides maintenance and training for the soft matter characterization laboratory.
Creates biologically active and mechanically functional tissue repair systems, and develops chemical imaging instrumentation for noninvasive biomedical and hazard diagnostics
Develops new electrochemical processes for applications including nano-material fabrication, energy storage, electrometallurgy and sensors
Provides the strategic vision and goals, leadership, management and operational implementation of the co-operative education program.
Oversees procurement for the departments of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering.
Investigates musculoskeletal computer modeling and its applications to human locomotion
Privacy enhancing technologies, data security and applied cryptographyy
Researches biologically inspired robotics
Develops processing-structure-property relationships in polymeric systems; creates micro- and nano-layered films; and produces biomimetic hierarchical structures of soft materials
Researching materials science and engineering
Investigates numerical methods and optimization for systems and control, control theory, application of systems theory in communication, signal processing, robotics and VLSI
Enables the development and understanding of thermal and fluid systems to advance space exploration
Manages yearly appointments for research staff and non-primary faculty members.
Provides design for manufacturing expertise at think[box]
Leads the strategic planning, funding attraction, operations and public relations for ISSACS
Researches aerospace system design, propulsion, gas dynamics, shock wave boundary layer interactions and fluid/thermal systems modeling
Understands and solves problems in biology and medicine using transport principles
Manages administrative support for the academic and research operations for the departments of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering.
Researches nerve blocks, including the SINE electrode, high capacity electrode and high-frequency blocks
Leads donor relations and events for the engineering school
Develops and implements a strategic information technology plan for the Case School of Engineering
Planning and overseeing human resource-related functions for the Case School of Engineering.
Manages pre- and post-award sponsored-research grants for the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Provides design for manufacturing expertise at think[box]
Develops predictive lifetime models for materials degradation related to stress conditions and induced degradation mechanisms evaluated by quantitative spectroscopic characterization of materials
Applies computer gaming technology and digital signal processing, especially VR and AR, to problem-solving in fields including psychology, nursing and medicine
Facilitates access to think[box] prototyping equipment
Provides administrative and financial expertise within the Dean's Office
Engineers biomaterials-based strategies to improve the performance and longevity of central nervous system implanted devices
Supports the Office of Development and External Affairs at engineering school.
deformation mechanisms of metals and metal-matrix composites; fatigue, fracture, and creep; failure analysis; electron microscopy; 3D microscopy; novel methodologies for multi-scale material characterization; data science and analytics; open science
Develops next-generation medical robotic systems for surgery and image-guided interventions
Assists the engineering school dean, vice dean and development staff in strengthening relationships with alumni and friends
Develops rapid learning and optimization methods for intensity modulated radiation therapy, and develops new paradigm for combinatorial optimization
Develops strategic partnerships with faculty and alumni at think[box]
Engineers metallic surfaces for improved performance; selects materials and designs manufacturing processes for innovative outcomes
Applies theoretical computer science techniques to discover problem structures and improve algorithm performance
Develops integrated strategies to address biomedical challenges
Designs and implements comprehensive development and fundraising strategies for the engineering school
Dr. Walter J. Culver is Founding Member Emeritus of the Great Lakes Energy Institute Advisory Board at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), and formerly its board chairman. He is also a member of the Visiting Committee of the School of Engineering of CWRU. He enjoyed a 40-year career in industry, first as a lead technologist and mathematician on NASA and DoD programs, and later as one of a few hundred of the nation’s senior executives who defined how to deliver information technology to enable complex, end-to-end systems. Dr. Culver founded and ran a number of large corporate organizations to build and deploy such systems. In energy modernization he was lead author with M. Hong for “Decline of Coal—Driven by Policy or Technology?”, The Electricity Journal, Sept. 2016, and authored “High-Value Energy Storage for the Grid: A Multi-Dimensional Look,” The Electricity Journal, Dec. 2010. He was supporting coauthor with J. Mellentine and R. Savinell, "Simulation and Optimization of a Flow Battery in an Area Regulation Application," J. of Applied Electrochemistry, October 2011; with M. Hong and K. Loparo, “Towards a More Reliable and Efficient Electric Distribution System,” IEEE EnergyTech Conference, Cleveland, OH, May 21-23, 2013; and with them for “Optimal Control of Backup Generation in a Campus Microgrid,” IEEE EnergyTech 2014 & AIAA Propulsion and Energy Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, July 28-30, 2014.
Leads and advances development initiatives for the engineering school
Develops and functionalizes polymeric and carbon nanomaterials for energy applications
Develops robots that can traverse and operate in new environments, inspired by biological models of smart physical systems
Works with staff and faculty to ensure a quality student experience for the MEM program
Analyzes performance of ceramics in energy applications, including fuel cells and oxygen transport membranes
Manages events, programs, social media and outreach initiatives at think[box]
Fosters the application of informatics to improve clinical decision-making for patient care
Advances university goals through strategic fundraising globally
Provides administrative leadership and operational expertise to integrate all educational programs and for all human resources-related activities
Analyses neural systems and designs devices to interface with the nervous system to provide therapies for neurological disorders
Develops advanced materials to enable radiochemical separations for nuclear forensics and human health
Oversees think[box] financial and administrative functions
Designs, synthesizes and tests orthopedic biomaterials using biomimetic strategies emphasizing nanoscale structures and self-assembly
Studies and engineers microstructures, interfaces and surfaces of metallic materials by novel methods of processing and microcharacterization
Provides leadership, management, and administration to the Division of Engineering Leadership & Professional Practice.
Develops novel polymeric materials and ultrasonic-based separation processes for nano- and microscale multi-phase systems
Develops methods for high-performance computing, modeling and simulation
Applies data science and analytics to energy and materials science research problems
Develops multi-physics sensing and stochastic modeling methods for improving observability in dynamical systems
Bridges the gap between advanced control theory and energy, industrial and space applications
Coordinates programming and events for Sears think[box]
Researches biomedical sensors and diagnostics, and focuses on translation to clinical applications
Improves human health via research in cell mechanics to develop biosensors and point-of-care systems
Designs, develops and investigates ionic liquid based electrochemical systems for energy, environmental sciences and sensors
Develops dynamical models of biological systems to help improve treatment of complex diseases
Website and applications development, database administration
Develops medical devices to restore human functions
Oversees department accounting and purchasing
Supports the Case School of Engineering budget and research functions
Develops, implements and manages procedures for the administration and operation of the Office of the Chair for the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Develops supercritical water oxidation technologies for waste management and water reclamation for extended duration space missions
Promotes the resilience of structural systems and communities against natural and man-made hazards
Serves as the chief financial and operations office for the engineering school
Combines experiments, theory and simulation to study fundamental problems in the polymer physics of grafted and non-linear polymers
Polymeric drug delivery systems; biomaterials for functional tissue regeneration; sustained and/or controlled delivery of bioactive molecules to control stem cell fate; cell-cell interactions; polymer synthesis and functionalization.
Develops advanced benzoxazine resins, thermosetting resins based on natural renewable materials and green flame retarding systems
Assists the manager, academic coordinators and research administration teams for the departments of Chemical and Biomolecular and Engineering, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering
Recruits qualified candidates for MEM program and develops and implements communications plan to increase visibility for MEM program worldwide
Variability analysis of multi-modal physiological time series data collected in clinical settings
Designs and conducts two-phase flow experiments for space stations
Studies and develops computational models for cryogenic storage tanks, and investigates zero boil-off tanks
Researches microgravity fluid physics and combustion research, including ZBOT, cryogenic fluid management, propellant tank models and gravity’s impact on systems
Supports program, financial and administrative functions of the Great Lakes Energy Institute.
Explores energy, thermal management of electronics and computational fluid dynamics
Develops mechanically enhanced polymeric materials inspired by nature utilizing innovative manufacturing and hierarchical organizational strategies
Develops algorithms for transforming "big" biological data into systems biology knowledge
Manages operations team at think[box].
Creates unique opportunities for preK-12 grade students to engage with university faculty, students and staff
Develops first-principles molecular-scale theories of chemical processes and materials properties
Develops a unified theory for plastic deformation via slip and deformation twinning
Designs advanced electrochemical systems and processes
Electronics and Micro/Nano systems systems
Investigates novel robotic mechanisms and human-centered technology designs for applications in health care, education and manufacturing
Develops robotic systems systems
Researches material reliability for biomedical and structural applications, advanced materials manufacturing and processing/microstructure/property relationships
Develops theoretical models of computation and representation in sensory coding and perception
Designs and improves resilient buildings and infrastructure
Investigates big data computing and analytics, security and privacy, and their applications in complex systems and networks
Develops computational approaches and software tools for genomics, bioinformatics and systems biology, and creates computational solutions for big data analytics
Develops HPC-based computational methods for the dynamic behavior and failure processes in materials and structures under extreme conditions
Creates computational models of combustion, fire and fire behavior and develops fire-resistant structures
Conducts research in real-time sensor-actuator networks, and develops electricity market simulators for educational workshops
Creates modeling, estimations and advanced control techniques for smart grid and power systems
Develops chemical and biomedical sensors for single-use, cost-effective measurements
Develops, implements and manages procedures for the administration and operation of the Office of the Chair for the Department of Civil Engineering.
Develops real-time data analytics and control algorithms for industrial, energy and physiological systems
Investigates novel MRI contrast agents, molecular imaging, drug delivery and therapeutics for retinal diseases
Develops and translates computational imaging, AI and machine learning approaches for precision-medicine diagnosis, prognosis, treatment response and prediction
Develops multi-scale, complex polymer-based materials, using both experimental and computational-based tools
Designs & develops models for industrial, operations, production/manufacturing systems, asymmetric risk analysis & predictions, decision making/behaviour types, artificial neural networks, interactive models, and multiple objective optimization.
Provides clerical and administrative assistance to the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
Designs and implements comprehensive development and fundraising strategies for the engineering school
Engineering new materials and technologies for industrial applications
Researches integrated circuits and systems, sensor physics, biomedical and bio-inspired electronics, measurement and instrumentation
Configures and maintains virtual desktops, zero-client environments, cloud computing and EC2 instances, and coordinates computing purchases
Connects professional and student talent to industry opportunities
Develops diamond electrodes for electrochemical and neural device applications
Supports the administrative needs of Sears think[box]
Provides academic, material and facilities support for the teaching and research laboratories in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Develops process engineering solutions for the manufacturing of new magnetic materials
Develop next-generation propulsion systems and develop advanced theory of supersonic and reactive systems
Develops new methodologies for material processing, characterizes processing-property relationships, studies high-temperature diffusion and solid-state reactions, fosters industry-university relationships
Engineers the next generation of neuromodulation technology
Leads efforts to develop and grow partnerships at Sears think[box]
Development of MEMS sensors and actuators for instrumentation and control
Develops, implements and manages procedures for the administration and operation of the Office of the Chair for the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace and Engineering.
Creates next-generation, integrated instruments for neural engineering and point-of-care (POC) health diagnostics
Develops research and development proposals for government and other funding sources
Designs intelligent robots, machines and software for diverse applications
Designs and develops hardware and software for embedded systems and IoT devices
Leads development and engagement with alumni, friends, industry and foundations
Develops and clinically deploys implantable electronic stimulators to restore movement for patients with paralysis
Develops therapeutic and diagnostic agents for hard-to-treat and lethal forms of cancer, and generates nanomedicine platforms
Optimizes semiconductors, electron microscopy, mechanisms of twinning and metal-ceramic interfaces
Develops techniques to assess and improve the reliability and securty of software systems and applications
Develops polymeric materials at the interface of chemistry, molecular biology and materials science
Examines performance of structural systems and components subjected to loading and develops design approaches for resilience and sustainability
Investigates dynamic behavior of materials at thermo-mechanical extremes.
Develops neural and mechanical models of animals and uses data to design and control robots and exoskeletons
Investigates solutions to improve Internet performance, scalability and security
Develops and analyzes algorithms for intelligent adaptive systems
Works at the interface of protein engineering and electrochemistry to enable a new generation of advanced technologies
Engineers environmental water, wastewater and energy processes using biotechnology
Advances the long-term performance of implants and structural bone allografts through material analysis and characterization
Plans, maintains and implements both virtual and hardware solutions to the wide range of needs within the engineering school
Investigates catalysis with soft materials: catalytic surfactants and polymers; complex macromolecular architectures for bio-inspired catalysis; and ligand-mediated nanocatalysis
Develops biomedical optics technology for applications in biomedical research and health care improvement
Develops and implements department procedures for administrative processes and account management.
Models and simulates digital systems, and verifies integrated circuit designs
Develops computational models of transport and metabolic processes with applications in drug delivery and tissue engineering
Engineers plasma-based reactive systems to synthesize, functionalize and assemble nanoscale materials
Develops high-performance electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies through fundamental and applied studies of interfacial and transport processes
Develops bio-based, flame-retarded plastics, polymer aerogels and packaging materials; and studies properties of polyesters
Advocates for Sears think[box] as an educational and innovation resource
Manages the dev-ops and programming teams and architects custom or customized solutions solving engineering school business needs
Develops new materials through exploitation of interfaces to control functionality and exploration of multi-functionality for energy-related applications
Applies tissue engineering to study human biology and improve human health
Manages pre- and post-award sponsored-research grants for the chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, and macromolecular science and engineering departments.
Provides support to the Dean of the Case School of Engineering as well as other Dean's office senior staff as needed.
Manages the pre- and post-award sponsored-research activities for the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
I will continue to work in the Complex Systems Biology area with a thrust on Mammalian Cancer Biology.
Develops, implements and manages procedures for the administration and operation of the Office of the Chair for the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
Develops and implements procedures for the timely submission of appointment requests for research and teaching appointments.
Leads the academic team for both the Civil Engineering and the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering departments
Develops fire safety technologies and investigates combustion phenomena for practical applications
Develops strategy to encourage philanthropic support for the Case School of Engineering, and provides support to ensure execution of future goals
Researches the effect of gravity on combustion and flammability of solid materials with applications in space exploration
Develops neuroinformatics techniques for applications in brain tumors and neurological disorders
Connects companies to engineering student talent
Creates and evaluates assistive and restorative technologies to improve health and mobility of individuals with paralysis and limb loss
Creates advanced prosthetic systems and neurological interfaces to restore and enhance sensation and function in people
develops novel medical image analysis and machine learning tools for targeting and evaluating interventions
Develops novel waveforms and electrodes for downregulation of the nervous system for clinical applications including peripheral, autonomic and pain
Develops novel electrochemical systems for grid-level energy conversion and storage
Develops imaging agent for detection and photodynamic therapy of cancer cells and tissue that would allow the surgeon to decide in real time how aggressive the surgical intervention need be.
Develops cancer therapies and molecular image probes for cancer diagnosis
Security and Privacy
Develops new processing methods and designs for energy storage and optimized materials
Teaches undergraduate civil engineering core classes with focus on geomatics and surveying, probabilistic/statistical analyses and structural design
Investigates phase transformations and materials processing, especially their impact on structure and properties of materials
Creates image analysis and image analytics for important clinical and biomedical applications
Provides guidance and support in an effort to enhance student growth and success
We're focused on colloids that are anisotropic, away from equilibrium, or in crowded environments, all of which are relevant to coatings, the production of multiphase materials, and the understanding of synthetic and biological active colloids.
Develops advanced polymers for packaging, biomaterial applications and more.
Maintains the Department of Biomedical Engineering’s facilities and processes purchases for the academic team.
Supports cooperative education, global engineering, dual-degree programs, industry relations team and pre-K-12 activities.
Devise, Design, and Develop novel data management and analysis paradigms and tools to support data and knowledge exploration in the Big Data era.
Develops automatic analysis tools for computer security and software testing and analysis
My research interest lies in theoretical computer science, with a focus on designing efficient algorithms and Fourier analysis of Boolean functions. I am also interested in developing quantitative portfolios for hedge funds by adhering to mathematical and statistical methods.
Research areas mainly include cybersecurity, data mining, machine learning, and health intelligence.
Advances geosystems, infrastructure and geotechnical engineering with expertise in smart and multifunctional materials and multi-scale multiphysics processes
Researches manufacturing science and sustainability performance of lithium-ion batteries, solar cells and nanotechnologies
Develops geotechnical solutions for earthquake design, space exploration, wind turbines and vibration attenuation
Examines fate and transformation of environmental contaminants in natural and engineered environments and develops advanced water/wastewater treatment technologies
Engineers enhanced immunity through the design of non-viral, non-toxic biomaterials and nanomaterials that control immune responses to cancer
Develops high-energy and high-performance polymers based on close relationships among structure, property and processing
Develops materials and processing techniques for microsystems, especially for challenging applications