Our Research

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The College of Engineering has developed a nationally recognized research and outreach program over the past twenty-five years. Our College is listed in U.S. News and World Report as one of the best graduate schools in the nation.

Our faculty are involved in research projects for local industry, the Nevada Department of Transportation, the California Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation.

Engineering for the Advancement of Society

We are focusing our research efforts under the theme Engineering for the Advancement of Society. The main research focus areas of the College are:

  • Infrastructure & environment: Urban, energy and environmental applications
  • Security & defense: National defense & cyberspace applications
  • Human development: Health, medical & social applications

Departmental Research

Each of the five departments in the College has research focus areas that contribute directly or indirectly to the main research areas of the College. Learn more about departmental areas of specialization and facilities on the departmental research pages.

Labs and Centers

The College is home to a number of research centers, many of which work closely with industry to facilitate technology development and transfer. You can learn more about areas of expertise and opportunities for collaboration on the center websites.