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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.

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Research Profile

Technology May Bridge Emotion Gap between Humans and Computers
Erin Treacy uses computer-learning and bioengineering to sync human emotions, like frustration, with computer functionality, creating a more in-tune user experience.

Spotlight - Research

Credit: Copyright AAAS 2010
Credit: Copyright AAAS 2010

Future research could spin up new medical and materials breakthroughs based on silk, but obstacles remain in the quest to replicate natural silk production, say Biomedical Engineering Professors David Kaplan and Fio Omenetto in the journal Science.

Listen to an interview with David Kaplan on NPR's Science Friday.