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Engineering Research

Message from the Associate Dean for Research

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Dr. Rajesh Kavasseri

Welcome! The Lohr College of Engineering’s research is visioned to create a safer, smarter and more prosperous world. We believe in the power of teams, in true collaboration and in innovating boldly to craft solutions for eventual societal good. The research you’re about to explore marks the beginning of such a vision, a coming-together of talent aimed at solving some of the grandest, challenging and defining issues of our times spanning energy, infrastructure, environment, intelligence, materials, computing, remote sensing, automation, bioinformatics and human health.

Our research programs are growing steadily and achieving national recognition, driven by the tenacity, passion and grantsmanship efforts of our faculty and research support specialists. Our slate is filling up with nationally competitive awards from several federal agencies and global corporations besides state agencies and regional industries. As we continue to invest in our doctoral programs, cultivate a culture of scholarship and develop strong partnerships, this virtuous cycle of growth is poised to grow.

But as restless creatives in an ever-changing world, I’m confident our research programs will be continually challenged and inspired to contribute to our vision. I encourage you to scroll down and discover more about the work we do.


The Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering will be nationally recognized for its scholarship, innovation and transformative impact on society.


We perform inspired research, innovate boldly and cultivate a culture of scholarship for scientific advancement and societal good.

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