The Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies supports College of Engineering researchers in developing and maintaining acclaimed research programs in areas such as Power and Energy, Unmanned Systems, Sustainable Manufacturing, and Infrastructure and Transportation Systems, Visualization and Image Analysis, and Biomaterials and Drug Delivery.

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies:

  • Assists with proposal preparation including identification of funding sources and potential collaborators
  • Approves all research proposals submitted by College of Engineering personnel
  • Assists with grant and account management
  • Cultivates research partnerships with other university units
  • Manages College of Engineering space including renovations
  • Provides oversight of Engineering research centers and institutes
  • Coordinates College of Engineering graduate programs
  • Administers graduate fellowship program
  • Directs laboratory safety and responsible conduct of research educational programs
  • Builds relationships with industry to develop mutually beneficial research and education programs

 

Strategic Research Priorities

Areas of strategic importance to the College include:

Advanced Materials and Components
Biomaterials, Nanomaterials, Electronic Devices, Membranes, Adaptive Components for Aerospace Applications

Computational Systems and Hardware
Software Engineering, Cloud Computing, Computing Hardware, Computational Electromagnetics, Visualization and Image Analysis, Aerospace Systems, Automation and Controls

Energy, Manufacturing and Sustainability
Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing, Logistics and Planning, Machining, Advanced Material Processing, Biofuels, Energy Processes and Systems, Energy Storage, Explosion Technology

Health Applications
Drug Delivery, Biophotonics, Bioinformatics, Nanobiotechnology, Medical Sensing and     Imaging, Mine Health and Safety

Infrastructure Systems
Transportation Safety and Structures, Water Resources, Railroad Engineering, Construction Safety and Workforce Issues, Pavements and Construction Materials, Dam Resiliency