Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
Research that addresses the challenges of our world

Research areas of emphasis

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is among the nation's top 50 in research expenditures. Our faculty and staff are committed to the discovery of new engineering technologies, concepts and processes and the hardware necessary to realize them. This research makes a difference in the everyday lives of people around the world by helping to ensure economic prosperity, health and security. A strong research program also brings cutting-edge ideas and practices into the classroom, enhancing graduate and undergraduate instruction. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with government agencies, businesses and foundations to identify research needs, expand established technologies and develop new ones, and transfer knowledge and technology to industry.


Energy and the enviroment
Energy and Environment

Auburn Engineering is examining how to better utilize natural resources in our everyday lives. Energy and sustainability in technologies, communities, infrastructure and the environment is critical for economic growth  and improving our living standard.

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Biomedical
Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Engineering

Auburn engineers are developing unique technologies for more efficient and cost-effective health care. Research includes improvement in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies, better treatment for heart failure and other areas.

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Cyber Security
Cyber Security and Information Technology

Auburn Engineering researchers are working to develop technologies that enhance the security of people, property and information. Our faculty is also developing the next generation of autonomous vehicles, air and ground, for enhanced national security and safer more efficient ground transport.

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Infrastructure and Transportation
Infrastructure and Transportation

The nation's transportation system is among the finest in the world and the lifeblood of our economy, but faces challenges including age, higher energy costs, increased congestion and reduced funding. Our goals are to address each of these issues and define the future of transportation through research.

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Advanced manufacturing
Advanced Manufacturing

Multifunctional and "smart" manufacturing are redefining all aspects of our lives. We are leading research advancements in areas that include nano materials, tribology, and polymers, ceramic as well as polymer matrix composites, as well as more traditional areas.

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Advanced manufacturing
Engineered Materials and Nanotechnology

Micro-and nano system testing occurs all across our college and university from high-performance computing integration technology to hardware for defense and security. Our groundbreaking research in this field will continue help build these technologies and bring them to the forefront of the industry.

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Interested in partnering with Auburn?

You can use our experts search to identify faculty working in areas of interest to you, or contact Steve Taylor, associate dean for research to discuss your needs: 334.844.2301 or taylost@auburn.edu.

Last Updated: Apr 12, 2017