Research Areas by Department

4/17/18

Our faculty and students take a multidisciplinary approach to research - combining aspects of engineering and medicine to further the advancement of groundbreaking medical devices and therapies that address society's most pressing health problems, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.

Research Areas:

  • Biomedical Devices, Sensors, Instrumentation and Diagnostics
  • Computational Engineering and Modeling
  • Medical Imaging and Analysis
  • Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Engineering
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We pursue integrative research and offer graduate training at the frontiers of chemical engineering in biological, materials, and computational and molecular modeling engineering. Using state-of-the-art research facilities, our faculty and students are making groundbreaking discoveries in health, energy and the environment.

Research Areas:

  • Biochemical and Biomedicall Engineering
  • Nanoscale Science and Engineering
  • Computational Science and Engineering
4/17/18

We offer separate undergraduate programs in civil engineering and environmental engineering, as well as graduate programs in a variety of specialties. We are world leaders in earthquake engineering.

Our environmental program is growing rapidly, and we offer an accredited BS degree. We have annual research expenditures in the range of $5-10 million.
 

Research Areas:

  • Bridge Engineering
  • Computational Engineering Mechanics
  • Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
  • Geomechanics, Geotechnical, and Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Structural and Earthquake Engineering
  • Transportation Systems Engineering
4/17/18

Rapid expansion of computers into areas such as multimedia, telecommunications, and electronic commerce has created new enterprises, new industries, new ways of conceiving knowledge and art. These new expressions of computation are best studied in a flexible, integrated environment in which computer science and computer engineering are parts of a whole, and in which partnerships with other disciplines are routine.
 

Research Areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Computer Security and Information Assurance
  • Computing Education
  • Cyber-Physical Systems (Internet of Things)
  • Data Mining and Data Science
  • Databases and Information Retrieval
  • Distributed Systems and Networks
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • High-Performance and Computing and Computational Science
  • Medical Applications and Bioinformatics
  • Mobile Systems
  • Programming Languages and Software Systems
  • Theory and Algorithms
4/17/18

From smart phones to green appliances, electrical engineers turn knowledge into reality. Our faculty engage in research to create the knowledge needed to solve problems in areas such as communications and signals processing, nanoelectronics and photonics and energy systems.
 

Research Areas:

  • Energy Systems
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Signals, Communications and Networking
  • Solid State Electronics
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Our faculty and students are engaged in research that applies scientific, mathematical and computer techniques to design, model, analyze and improve complex systems. The industrial engineering program prepares students to become effective industrial engineers by enhancing their technical expertise, exposing them to critical issues of engineering practice, and providing them with the opportunity to confidently deal with these issues.

Research Areas:

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Sustainable Manufacturing Design
  • Health and Health Systems
  • Security and Defense
  • Transportation and Logistics
4/17/18

Our research portfolio is highly interdisciplinary and pushes the boundaries of traditional classifications in materials science research to establish a new paradigm for materials design and innovation.
 

Research Themes:

  • Methodology Science, including materials informatics, computational materials science, and imaging, spectroscopy and metrology.
  • Discovery Science, including synthesis and materials discovery, manufacturing sciences, and materials systems innovation.
4/17/18

As one of the broadest of the engineering disciplines, mechanical engineers are involved in research and development, design, manufacturing, and technical sales of a variety of products.

Aerospace engineering includes the traditional aeronautics and astronautics applications (subsonic and supersonic aircraft, satellites, space shuttle, space station, etc.), as well as aerospace-related component development (design of structures, devices, and instruments) and vehicle and propulsion system design.

Research Areas:

  • Bioengineering
  • Computational and Applied Mechanics
  • Design and Manufacturing
  • Dynamics, Control and Mechatronics
  • Fluid and Thermal Sciences
  • Materials