Benedict College

Partner Institution Strengths & Capabilities

Contact Information

Name: Dr. Godwin Mbamalu

Title: Associate V.P. For Research


Name: Dr. Fouzi Arammash

Title: Chair of CPENG Department


1. Please list the research areas in which your institution currently engages.

  • Structural materials: Dr. Ming Yin,

  • Support for operations: Dr. Negash Begashaw,

  • Radio frequency sensing: Dr. Esmail Abuhdima,

  • High speed systems: Dr. Esmail Abuhdima,

  • Aerospace vehicles: Dr. Gurcan Comert,

  • Electro-optical sensing: Dr. Esmail Abuhdima,

  • Layered sending exploitation & enabling sensor devices/components: Dr. Gurcan Comert,

  • Human centered intelligence surveillance & reconnaissance: Dr. Gurcan Comert,

2. Please note any research areas of strength not listed above. This may include fundamental sciences (e.g. math, physics, biology, etc.).

  • Impact of weather conditions on 5G mm-waves and scattering of electromagnetic field from a moving very good conducting complex object: Dr. Esmail Abuhdima,

  • Optimization, Data Science, and mathematical foundations of machine learning: Dr. Negash Begashaw,

  • Soil Microbial Ecology: Dr. Jessica Furrer,

  • Data Analytics, machine learning, Artificial Intelligence methods, Traffic and connected autonomous systems: Dr. Gurcan Comer,

  • Visualization, Prediction, and exploration of Data: Dr. Naima Naheed,

  • Computer Security, Machine learning, and Artificial Intelligence: Dr. Varghese Vaidyan,

  • The study of Thermoelectric Materials: Dr. Ming Yin,

3. Are there any emerging areas of research your department/institution is actively seeking to develop?

  • N/A

4. Does your department have any internal research centers or participate in any research consortia?

  • N/A

5. Please provide a list of relevant facilities and equipment.

  • FT-IR Spectrometer

  • UV-VIS Spectroscope

  • Automated Gas Sorption analyzer

  • Ultrasonic Cleaner

  • Lab roller ball mill

  • Several furnaces

  • Close Cycle refrigerator

  • Atomic Force Microscope

  • Raman Spectroscope

  • GC for Mass Spectrometer.

6. Does your institution have a relationship with any other academic institution or research organization(s) that enables your access to their facilities and equipment?

University of South Carolina and Clemson University. There is collaboration among our faculty and faculty at USC and Clemson so our faculty have access to all needed facilities at USC and Clemson.