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School of Engineering

Research and Faculty

What makes research at Tufts different?
Research is at the heart of the engineering program at Tufts. The research community in the Tufts School of Engineering demonstrates a passion for innovation through integration of diverse ideas within a vibrant interdisciplinary environment. State-of-the-art collaborative laboratory facilities, world-renowned faculty members, and a highly collaborative environment result in rigorous and cutting-edge programs with the added flexibility for interdisciplinary initiatives afforded by the relatively small size coupled with the significant academic diversity of Tufts University.

The School of Engineering strives for preeminence in its research and educational programs in three strategic areas: engineering for human health; engineering for sustainability; and engineering the human-technology interface.

Engineering for Human Health
Faculty strengths and cross-school collaboration include biomedical imaging, regenerative medicine, bioinformatics, waterborne disease, and metabolic engineering.

Engineering for Sustainability
Faculty strengths and collaborations encompass water and diplomacy, water quality, climate change mitigation, environmental remediation, smart structures, alternative energy, and smart grids.

Engineering the Human Technology Interface
Faculty strengths include development and dissemination of educational technologies, robotics and cognition, sensors, human factors engineering, visualization.

New cognitive science center launches

The Center for Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences is a partnership between Tufts School of Engineering and the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center.

Learn more about how Tufts provides providing a safe and secure educational and working environment.

Nair wins NIH New Innovator Award

Nikhil Nair seeks new treatment for potentially fatal, rarely-studied congenital "orphan diseases" caused by improper food metabolism.