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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.

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.

KGCOE engineering research falls under five broad focus areas:

  • Transportation 
  • Energy
  • Communications
  • Healthcare
  • Nano-science and Microsystems Engineering

Please visit the research pages following this to learn more details about each focus area and the faculty members conducting research in each area. For more information about research at RIT see the following:

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