Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Arts & Sciences Research Projects

These links will take you to the specific project pages that are hosted on our college websites.

Algebraic Topology (Prescott)
Michael Topper (Illinois): Specific Special interests include homotopy and fiber spaces
Astronomy (Prescott)
Items of interest in this area include the evolution of stars; the large-scale structure of galaxies; the search for dark matter and unusual compact objects such as pulsars, quasars, and magnetars.
Astroparticle Physics (Prescott)
This area of research investigates how particle physics and astrophysics combine to give us a consistent view of the early universe.
Astrophysics (Daytona Beach)
Some of the topics pursued by the astronomers at ERAU include planetary formation, stellar photospheres, and the history of astronomy. In addition, we have a state-of-the-art 20" telescope on campus which students can utilize for both classroom as well as research projects.
Auroral and Atmospheric Physics (Daytona Beach)
Mass and energy from the Sun impact Earth's atmosphere in important and interesting ways. Using a combination of numerical models, ground- and space-based observations, faculty and students from the Physical Sciences Department investigate many of these impacts which range from the beautiful and mysterious northern lights to gravity waves and quantum physics.
Comparison of Scenario-Based with Traditional Training of Glass Instrument Flight (Daytona Beach)
Comparison of Scenario-Based with Traditional Training of “Glass” Instrument Flight
Deception (Prescott)
A study on the beliefs of law professions on the cues to deception during interrogations.
Development of a Taxonomy for Single Pilot Resource Management (Daytona Beach)
A Data Driven Approach to the Development of a Taxonomy for Single Pilot Resource Management
Differences between Male and Female Voices (Daytona Beach)
Bone Conduction Speech Intelligibility: Differences between Male and Female Voices
Dynamical Systems (Prescott)
Romeo Thomas (Warwick): Specific interests include topological entropy and shadowing properties.
Electric Propulsion (Daytona Beach)
Electric propulsion is considered to be a "breakthrough propulsion system" that will be critical to deep space exploration. At ERAU we study both the VASIMR engine as well as Hall thrusters, investigating the plasma physics and how to increase the efficiency.
Emotional Responses (Prescott)
Research to determine if thermally sensitive eye glasses can be used to detect emotional responses and subsequently deception.
Exotic Propulsion (Prescott)
Exotic propulsion has captured the interest of many Embry-Riddle students. As NASA plans its manned mission to Mars, we come face-to-face with a fundamental dilemma -- a round trip to Mars will take almost three years with traditional chemical rockets!
Eye movement and pupil size in the detection of deception (Prescott)
Study to measure ocular movement and pupil size in the detection of deception.
General Relativity and Quantum Gravity (Daytona Beach)
The attempt to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity is the holy grail of today's physicists. Success would mean that we understand what happens on the Planck scale, i.e., we would understand black holes and the big bang.
Gravitational Lensing Project-Rhondale Tso (Prescott)
Experiment which involves testing Lorentz Symmetry, which was first proposed by Albert Einstein in his general relativity equations.
Gravitational Physics and Cosmology (Prescott)
Researchers in gravitational physics are exploring a wide range of applications of Einstein’s theory of gravity. Many physicists are interested in testing predictions of Einstein’s theory of gravity.
Learner Centered Grading and Debriefing Skills (Daytona Beach)
FITS Instructor Education Research: Learner Centered Grading and Debriefing Skills
Matrix Analysis and Operator Theory (Prescott)
Edward Poon (Toronto): Specific interests include doubly stochastic maps and quantum information theory.
Measuring and Interpreting Team Communications (Daytona Beach)
A multi-axis Approach to Measuring and Interpreting Team Communications
Modeling Human Behavior During Emergencies (Daytona Beach)
Human Factors in Evacuation: Modeling Human Behavior During Emergencies
Non-Commutative Ring Theory (Prescott)
Hisaya Tsutsui (NIU): Specific interests include prime and primitive Noetherian rings and injective modules.
Nonlinear Control Theory (Daytona Beach)
Most systems that we desire to control are described by nonlinear differential equations. Those studied here at ERAU include UAVs, hypersonic vehicles, spacecraft, automobiles, underwater vehicles, among others.
Space Plasma Physics (Daytona Beach)
Space plasma physics is the application of plasma physics and electromagnetics to the near-Earth space environment. Here at ERAU, we study regions as diverse as the aurora borealis and the magnetospheric cusp.
Theoretical Computer Science and Applied Mathematics (Prescott)
Paul Hriljac (MIT): Specific interests include the analysis of algorithms and complexity theory.
Thermal Sensitive Eye Glasses (Prescott)
This research will be conducted as a collaborative effort between the Global Security and Intelligence Studies (GSIS) and Space Physics (SP) departments. Specifically, we propose to design a specialized tissue tracker in the form of eye glasses that registers the subject’s thermal reading from the periorbital, supraorbital, and forehead regions of the face.
Transfer of Airplane Upset Recovery Training (Daytona Beach)
Transfer of Airplane Upset Recovery Training Using a Desktop and Centrifugal Flight Simulators
Turbulence in the Holes of the Earths Magnetic Field (Daytona Beach)
The study of interaction between solar wind and high-altitude cusp regions. Cusps are funnel-shaped structures in the Earth’s magnetic field and often cavities or holes are observed at the vicinity of these funnels. These cavities are often filled with high-energy particles. These particles can interact with the Earth's atmosphere and produce aurora.
Quantifying the Cognitive Symptomatic and Endocrine Impact of Aviation Illusions (Daytona Beach)
Quantifying the Cognitive, Symptomatic and Endocrine Impact of Aviation Illusions