Research and Innovation
CENTERS & INSTITUTES
Our centers and institutes are the engines of our outstanding research programs. The School supports over 20 centers covering a wide range of critical subjects, including energy systems, materials characterization, advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity, transportation systems, advanced systems engineering, and undersea vehicle technology.
INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
UConn Engineering has been highly successful in creating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship that permeates our educational and research programs. These activities transform our faculty's and students' intellectual capital into drivers for economic growth through patents, technology licensing, and startup companies.
UConn is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an "R1" research university. This is the highest classification given for research and a distinction held by only 3% of all U.S. institutions of higher education. UConn Engineering’s annual research expenditures exceed $50M per year with approximately 70% of the total coming from federal agencies, such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Energy, and Department of Defense.
FACULTY EXPERTISE SEARCH
With over 150 faculty members in seven departments, our faculty’s expertise is likely to include anything that you are looking for. You can use this convenient search engine to find a UConn faculty expert in your area of interest.