Areas of Research

Exploring artificial intelligence, machine learning, machine vision, and related human interactions through applied technologies in autonomous vehicles and robotics

Global research in the areas that fuel our world, including petroleum, energy efficiency, emissions reduction, smart electric grids, and the machinery that supports energy production

Advancing engineering by developing learning environments and systems for all ages, from pre-kindergarten through professionals

Shaping the future of health care through research, training, education and outreach in bioinformatics, computational and systems biology, remote medical care, and biopharmaceutical manufacturing

Technologies that fulfill the needs of clients and society, promoting economic growth and improved quality of life, from high-performance computing and 3D visualization to autonomous vehicles

Advanced research to improve and sustain infrastructure through materials and structural systems that reduce costs and extend durability, safety, resiliency, and profitability

Leading research into technology, materials, processes, and production strategies spanning a broad range of applications from aerospace vehicles to consumer goods and agriculture

Research, education and services related to the technologies, policies, and threats that affect our nation, including aircraft systems, cybersecurity, weapons detection, and the use of nuclear technology

By the Numbers

1.5 million gross square feet of research space (FY19)
3rd in research expenditures in U.S. (FY19)
1,691 students supported in research (FY19)

Research conducted by higher education has made a significant impact on our health, safety and quality of life, and has contributed to the economic growth and development of our country.

The College of Engineering — through its affiliation with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and with partnerships with industry and other institutions of higher education — is committed to helping keep our country competitive by conducting practical research to address world problems.

Stories in Research

Our researchers solve problems that affect society now and will affect us in the future.

Medical masks

Our engineers have answered the call to develop a method of creating medical masks from readily available materials.

Aggie engineers create step-by-step method of making protective medical masks

3D-printed diffusers

Researchers have designed 3D-printed diffusers for metered dose inhalers to help in the early stages of COVID-19 treatment.

3D-printed diffusers in gray and white.

Recycling masks

Researchers have discovered how to decontaminate and reuse personal protective equipment.

Close up of N95 mask

Research Contact: Dr. Dimitris Lagoudas, Associate Vice Chancellor for Engineering Research
Phone: 979-845-1604  |  Email:  |  Office: WERC 237C