The University of Miami is a Research R1 (highest research activity) University as defined by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.  This classification corresponds to the top U.S. Universities.  The University of Miami research budget is over $300 million annually resulting in incredible research opportunities for faculty and students.  The College of Engineering benefits immensely from the intensity of research through extensive collaborations with units across the University of Miami.  Research within the College is cross-disciplinary and typically centered around the following 3 major research thrust areas for the College.

  • Biomedical and Health Care Engineering
  • Sustainable, Resilient and Smart Systems
  • Big Data, Informatics, and Cybersecurity

To view short stories highlighting our faculty research, please visit our Research Spotlights page.

For more details about specific research projects, please visit our faculty research web pages listed below. These web pages provide a brief description of research projects which received notification of funding during the following fiscal years:

In addition to external research support, a considerable number of research projects are funded internally through seed grants provided by the University’s Provost’s Office and by other units within the University. The College of Engineering encourages interdisciplinary collaboration across the University. In the spirit of collaboration, the College sponsors Collaborative Research Exchange Forums (CREFs), the latest of which was held during the Spring 2016 to encourage interdisciplinary research between faculty of the College of Engineering and the School of Nursing. As part of CREFS, seed funding is provided to faculty submitting successful internal proposals.

For logistics questions about grant submissions, College of Engineering faculty can visit the Faculty Resources and Training page for more written documentation. Undergraduate students seeking research opportunities should visit the Undergraduate Student Resources pages. Information about Responsible Conduct of Research is also available on line.

For specific questions about research within the College of Engineering, please email Dr. Helena Solo-Gabriele.