Signature research themes and focus areas

Colorado State University engineers translate research to commercial and societal impact, through our broad capabilities in engineering for environmental sustainability, climate and weather, infrastructure resilience, health and human-environment systems, and the cross-cutting themes of data, information, and systems.

Emeritus Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering H.J. Siegel, Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Sudeep Pasricha, Erin Nishimura, assistant professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Brandon Bernier, vice president of Information Technology at CSU, stand together in a server room on the Colorado State University Fort Collins campus, April 27, 2022. Credit: Russell Dickerson, Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering.

Our broad capabilities include:

  • Computational, experimental, and hybrid
  • Fundamental to applied research
  • Nanoscale to pilot scale
  • Highly collaborative, interdisciplinary projects
  • Teams include undergraduate, MS, and PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and research scientists

Focus Areas

Engineering for Environmental Sustainability

Solutions for sustainable provision of energy, water, food, materials, and shelter

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Climate and Weather

Understanding and predicting events and effects

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Infrastructure Resilience

Helping society withstand challenges

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Health and Human-Environment Systems

Improving the health of people and their environments

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Data, Information, and Systems

Obtaining, analyzing, and interpreting data to solve problems

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