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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

Sustainable Engineering

Chris Swan The Boston Globe magazine calls civil and environmental engineering professor Chris Swan an "Earth angel." Swan has developed strong, flexible, lightweight aggregate for use in roadways and in building materials that mixes fly ash with virtually any type of plastic.


Panetta Named 2011 Women of Vision

Karen Panetta

Karen Panetta, Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is the 2011 Women of Vision Award winner in the Social Impact category. She is recognized not only for her contributions in both academia and industry but also as one of the leading U.S. experts in innovating successful low-cost methods for disseminating engineering and science to youth, parents, educators and the general public to help recruit young women to the STEM disciplines.