Dr. Rivero’s general area of research is manufacturing with focus in the design of bulk fabrication approaches of material systems with multifunctional capabilities. Her research activities emphasize applications that combine her professional and personal interests in manufacturing processes, sports and medicine. For that purpose Dr. Rivero’s Interdisciplinary Manufacturing Engineering and Design (iMED) Laboratory seeks to design reliable manufacturing processes that support the processing of biomaterials for their use as implants, drug delivery systems, and medical devices in general. In the end, the goal of iMED is to emphasize the human side of manufacturing by designing and validating processes that lead to improve the quality of life-at work and at play.
- High school robotics team coached by IMSE senior lecturer featured in Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier February 22, 2018
- IMSE Fall 2017 graduates celebrate together December 16, 2017
- College of Engineering honors student marshal and outstanding seniors December 11, 2017
- IMSE’s MacKenzie creates Hurricane Decision Simulator to assist Marines with decision making November 14, 2017