The Optical Computing Systems Laboratory, directed by Steve Levitan, PhD, supports joint research with Computer Science in guided wave optical computing, communications, and storage. Equipment consists of two high speed sampling oscilloscopes: a Tek 11402 3GHz digitizing scope and a Tek CSA803 50GHz Communications Signal Analyzer, as well as a Tek 1240 Logic Analyzer, assorted bench equipment: supplies, function generators, etc. and facilities for PCB design and prototyping of opto-electronic sub-systems.
The Orthopaedic Engineering Laboratory, directed by Patrick Smolinski, PhD, is collaboration between the Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. This lab performs computational simulation and experimental evaluation of surgical procedures, injury modeling and assessment of biomechanical functions. Other activities included the medical device development, tissues engineering, characterization of tissue properties and quantitative anatomical description. The goal of this lab is the advancement of orthopaedic medicine through the application of engineering analysis.