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Enriching Student Learning Experiences Through Research

RIT engineering faculty are active in many research areas. Research takes place across engineering disciplines and often involves other colleges at RIT, local health care institutions, and major industry partners.

KGCOE engineering research falls under four headings:

  • Telecommunications
  • Healthcare
  • Energy
  • Transportation

A small sampling of current research includes the following: computer-integrated manufacturing, industry ergonomics, optics and photonics, micro-machines, electrochemical heating, signal and image processing, cardiovascular biomechanics, robotics and control, VLSI design, electron beam lithography, computer architecture, multimedia information systems, object-oriented software development, and more. More information about faculty research interests can be found on the department websites and on faculty home pages.

Externally sponsored projects are a vital and integral component of RIT's educational and research activity. Faculty and students undertake sponsored projects for a variety of important reasons: to add to the body of knowledge, for professional development, and to strengthen academic programs. Sponsored projects enhance the Institute's academic programs, broaden its research resources, provide opportunities for student participation in research, strengthen university-industrial partnerships, and serve the wider community.

RIT’s major public sponsors include the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Education (USDE), the Department of Defense (DOD), the National Aeronautics and Science Administration (NASA), and New York State.

For more information about specific research at KGCOE, go to the research links on each program site. For more information about research at RIT see the following:

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