Supporting and enhancing our degree programs are exciting research programs led by world-class faculty. The department is home to two federally-funded research centers – one focused on nanomanufacturing and another focused on healthcare systems engineering. Faculty are also part of many college and university research centers and institutes, such as the Institute for Experiential AI and Institute for Experiential Robotics.
The Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) is focused on developing tools and processes to enable high-rate/high-volume bottom-up, precise assembly of nanoelements (such as carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles) and polymer nanostructures.
The Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute (HSyE) will embed proven evidence-based industrial and systems engineering (ISE) improvement methods into local healthcare organizations, similar to as used in other complex industries.