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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.