The University of Connecticut is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as a “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 research capabilities can be broadly classified into the following four interdisciplinary areas: Advanced Manufacturing & Materials; Sustainability, Energy & the Environment; Security & Infrastructure; and Biomedical Engineering & Genomics. In addition, cross-cutting expertise in Complex Systems Engineering; High Performance Computing; and Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship integrates and promotes advanced multidisciplinary research and technology development programs.

Our research centers and state-of-the-art laboratory facilities foster research excellence by providing investigators access to outstanding equipment and technical support staff. Our Technology Park initiatives also help faculty, centers, and their industrial collaborators transition academic discoveries to real-world applications.

With over $50M in annual research expenditures, and hundreds of active research projects, our School is one of the most research-active at the University of Connecticut.

If you have any questions about our research capabilities, please contact Leslie Shor, Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education, at, or visit the Office of the Vice President for Research page to learn more about research in general at UConn.