Research Opportunities

Engineering has robust research programs with support from the college and the University.

CSU research is well funded and growing


CSU research grants hit a record $330.8 million in fiscal year 2011. In the most recent report from the National Science Foundation for Fiscal Year 2008-2009, Colorado State ranks second in the nation among public research universities without a medical school. On a per-faculty basis, the NSF study ranks Colorado State first in federally funded research-and-development among all public institutions.Research expenditures in the College of Engineering topped $65.4 million, with faculty averaging more than $600,000 each in fiscal year 2012. The College of Engineering strives to attract faculty who excel at delivering innovative academic and research programs.

Engineering offers pre- & post-award support

Because the college’s research activities are so robust, the Engineering Business Office provides our faculty with pre-award and post-award support, assists with equipment purchases, start-up accounts, and travel.

We offer patent, licensing, & startup support

The associate dean for research and economic development and others at the University level work closely with faculty and research groups on patents, technology transfer, and start-up companies.

Engineering facilities are numerous & growing

The College of Engineering’s home is the engineering building on the main campus, but we have a variety of buildings at the Foothills campus, and elsewhere on campus and in Fort Collins. Facilities are a top priority for the college. The College broke ground on Engineering II in April 2010. This new facility will include a number of interdisciplinary research pods, teaching space, and faculty and graduate student offices.

View a list of our current research centers and laboratories.