What starts here, changes the world. Research breeds discovery. The College of Engineering is known for discovery leading to solutions to global challenges in energy, environment, water, health, infrastructure and technology. The true goal of research is to discover technologies, standards, methods, products, and processes that improve the world we live in.
Research is central to achieving the College of Engineering's vision to become a global leader that bring together technology innovation, engineering education, and entrepreneurship. Research contributes directly to the quality of graduate education and plays an important role in introducing undergraduates to exciting engineering applications. Faculty direct projects and collaborate in multi-investigator research programs. Our faculty are affiliated in departments with a large graduate student population and key support staff. This is where the core intellectual of the College of Engineering resides and is developed.
COE facilities include state-of-the-art teaching and research labs located on the main campus and at the Engineering Research Campus. Our strategic plan for research addresses interdisciplinary and disciplinary areas for investment. Our goal is to focus on issues that are important for society and require game-changing technologies with the potential to produce fundamental breakthroughs in science and engineering. The College of Engineering partners with the other colleges in the university, with national laboratories and industry.