The college's state-of-the-art laboratory facilities offer effective and comprehensive areas for basic and applied research that support the curriculum and build strong partnerships with industry, government and the community.

Some of our top partners include the Department of Defense, Department of Education, Ford Motor Co., General Motors, and the National Science Foundation

Major Areas of Research

Learn more about the types of research that our faculty are involved with. 

Automotive Engineering
Computing and Networks
Data Management
Data Science
Game Design
Heat and Mass Transfer in Energy Technology
  • Chemical kinetics and transport phenomena

  • Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer (Oleg Zikanov)

  • Experimental diagnostics of reactive flows

  • Heat and mass transfer in photovoltaics (Ben Li)

  • Heat and mass transfer in refrigeration systems (Eric Ratts)

  • High-pressure combustion

  • Hydrodynamics of liquid metal batteries (Oleg Zikanov)

  • Magneto hydrodynamics of fusion enabling technologies (Oleg Zikanov)

  • Method of multi-scale analysis (Ben Li, Oleg Zikanov)

  • Nano-scale effects in heat and mass transfer (Dewey Jung, Ben Li, Subrata Sengupta)


Human Factors and Ergonomics
Integrated Design & Manufacturing
Machine Learning, Optimization, and Intelligent Systems
Materials and Material Processing
Nano Electronics and Photonic Materials and Devices
  • Integrated nanoelectronic and photonic materials and devices (Ya Sha Yi)

  • Integrated nanoelectronics/MEMS (Ya Sha Yi)

  • Photonic crystals, plasmonics, optoelectronic sensor (Joe Lo, Ya Sha Yi)

  • Photovoltaic cells, Solar cells, light emitting diodes (LEDs), lasers (Ya Sha Yi)

  • Power and renewable energy related materials and devices (Ya Sha Yi)

  • Programmable nanomaterials & design (Ya Sha Yi)

  • Semiconducting materials and devices (Ya Sha Yi)


Operations Research and Decision Science
Power Electronics and Energy Systems
Software Engineering
Vibrations and Mechanics
Wearable Sensors

Office of the Dean

Heinz Prechter Engineering Complex (HPEC)
Back to top of page