Engineering research plays a transformational role in determining the well being of our planet and the prosperity of its people. We continuously strive to be leaders in transforming the results of scientific research into engineering accomplishment, creating new solutions to society’s problems.
Our research activities are organized around five signature areas: Biosciences & Engineering, Energy Sciences & Technology, Critical Infrastructure, Information & Decision Sciences, and Sustainability. These are all highly interdisciplinary areas that cut across fields as diverse as molecular biology, quantum physics, energy, marketing, psychology, atmospheric and plant sciences, and medicine.
We have outstanding facilities in the areas of bioengineering, materials science, virtual reality, and high performance computing. In addition to being affiliated with academic departments, our researchers are associated with more than 60 research centers and institutes. Additionally, a number of our faculty are affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory.Learn more about the college’s research: