Research Areas

Biomedical Engineering research is at the interface of engineering, biology, and medicine. The program features an interdisciplinary approach in four complementary research areas: tissue engineering/regenerative medicine, neuroengineering/imaging, biomaterials/nanotechnology, and biomechanics.
The Chemical and Environmental Engineering program applies chemical and engineering principles to emerging technologies and investigates their impacts on human health and the environment. Specific research topics include groundwater remediation, biotechnologies, transport processes, nanoscience, carbon-based materials, environmental pollutants, and thermal and electrochemical energy conversion.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Research focuses on solid state and quantum electronics, multimedia signal processing, medical imaging, computer vision, speech and image processing, computer architecture, integrated circuit design, communications theory, and wireless communications.
Research in the Fluids and Thermal Sciences group focuses on a broad range of disciplines and applications including fundamental fluid dynamics and heat transfer, micro- and nanoscale fluids, complex fluids, biotechnology, acoustics, thermodynamics and energy sciences.
Materials Science focuses on a fundamental understanding of the different types of materials and the interrelationship between processing, structure, and materials properties. Research areas include biomaterials, ceramics, metals, polymers, composites, electronic materials, energy materials, and thin films.
The Mechanics of Solids group fosters a balanced program that integrates the perspectives of continuum mechanics, structure of matter, and materials science.