Our faculty and graduate students are well-poised to conduct multidisciplinary research. Our graduate programs build a solid technical foundation upon which a breadth of research opportunities can be explored.
Engineering at UVM offers advanced degrees (and limited grant funding) through the following Graduate Programs.
- Electrical & Bioengineering Engineering
- Civil & Environmental Engineering
- Materials Science
- Mechanical Engineering
Example Research Projects
Research in Engineering considers complex engineering problems involving systems of interacting components exhibiting widely diverse length and time scales, functioning under diverse physical laws, and involving combinations of technical and human elements. Details regarding ongoing projects can be found through the links below.
These research projects focus on the behavior of living systems and their interaction with engineered materials and devices. Research in this area is performed in close collaboration with the outstanding UVM College of Medicine. Application areas include bio-imaging, bioinformatics, biomechanics, and neurological systems.
Faculty and students involved in the Energy application area work on topics involving alternative energy generation, energy efficiency and management, and energy storage and transmission. Many faculty in this area collaborate with the UVM Transportation Research Center, as well as a variety of regional companies and state and federal agencies.
- Environmental Engineering
Research in this area focuses on the development and assessment of sustainable infrastructure systems. Research in this area is performed in collaboration with the UVM Transportation Research Center and the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.
- Fluid Dynamics
Faculty and students involved in the Fluid Dynamics application area work on topics involving application of fluid dynamics and thermodynamics to areas such as aerodynamics, microfluidics, medicine, biofuels and nanoparticulates. Faculty work in close collaboration with researchers in the College of Medicine and with a variety of regional companies and state and federal agencies.
- Heritage Preservation Engineering
Faculty and students involved in the Heritage Preservation Engineering application area work in close collaboration with the UVM Historic Preservation Program. Projects have afforded opportunities for publication and participation in conferences in the United States, India, Italy, Australia and Peru.
These projects research the physics, modeling, and imaging of systems characterized by widely diverse length and time scales. Research in this area is performed in collaboration with the interdisciplinary program in Materials Science and with the UVM College of Medicine. Application areas include electromagnetics, imaging, fluid dynamics, microelectronics, and solid mechanics.
Sensors and Controls
These research projects focus on distributed sensor/actuator systems and their control. Projects in this area are performed in collaboration with the UVM Transportation Research Center and with active participation with regional companies, including IBM and Goodrich. Application areas include biosensors, environmental sensors, and mechatronics.
Faculty and students involved in the Transportation Systems application area work in close collaboration with the UVM Transportation Research Center and interact actively with regional companies and state transportation departments