UMass Dartmouth is a Tier1 national research university—and one of the College of Engineering’s greatest strengths is in its extensive research programs.

Faculty research has earned widespread recognition and sponsorship by private industry and government agencies such as the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Department of Energy, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Both undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to work with faculty on innovative research that provides:

  • invaluable practical experience
  • discovery-based learning
  • faculty mentorship

Focus areas

The strength and diversity of the College's research, labs, and centers reflect the depth and the often complementary nature of faculty research activities. This interconnectivity and advanced technology help students and faculty achieve new heights in innovation and discovery.

Focus areas include:

  • Advanced materials & manufacturing innovation: biomimetic materials, composite/polymeric materials, nanostructures, fiber-based/soft materials, biodesign/manufacturing
  • Biomedical/healthcare engineering: tissue/cell engineering, biotransport, rehabilitation
  • Computational science & engineering: scientific computing, informatics, modeling/simulation
  • Cybersecurity: software reliability and security risk management
  • Intelligent systems & communication: marine systems, sensors/networks, wireless
  • Mobility: transportation, robotics, assistive technologies
  • Sustainability engineering: renewable energy, environment, resilient infrastructures

Research centers

Research by department

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