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Research

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 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.

Links
Associate Dean for Research
Faculty Research Directory
Graduate Research
Undergraduate Research
Research Profiles

Environmental Engineering

Research has begun for the Community Assessment of Freeway Exposure and Health study sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. A research team led by Tufts' Doug Brugge and John Durant, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will monitor air quality in and around the Somerville, Mass. area.


Predicting Cholera Outbreaks

Researchers, including Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor, Shafiqul Islam have proposed a link between cholera and fluctuating water levels in Bangladesh's three principal rivers - the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna. Read more in the Tufts Journal.