Auburn University has three principal missions: instruction, research and outreach. The primary focus of our research is directed to the solution of problems and the development of knowledge and technology important to the state and nation and to the quality of life of Alabama citizens. Our research programs make important contributions to instructional programs through the involvement of graduate and undergraduate students and the renewal of the faculty. Outreach is the application of academic expertise beyond the traditional campus setting to the benefit of external constituents. Auburn’s outreach mission is defined by its historical designation as a land-grant university. Faculty engagement in outreach improves the quality of life in Alabama and beyond, and also provides them valuable experience and insights that can inform their teaching and research.
Here are some facts about our program:
- 20 highly talented faculty members
- $2.5 million in research expenditures
- 152 graduate students enrolled (73 in the doctoral program)
- 456 undergraduate students enrolled
Key Research Focus Areas:
- Advanced manufacturing
- Statistical quality control
- Occupational safety and ergonomics
- Warehouse optimization
- Operations research
- Engineering economics
- Electric power modeling and economics
Grants which support our Research and Outreach:
Faculty research is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Defense, NIOSH, NASA, and other personal and private funding agencies, institutions, and for profit companies. Our faculty collaborates at Auburn and with domestic and international universities and industry leaders to accomplish their research initiatives.