About Our Research
We attract and retain strong research-active faculty to create critical mass in areas of strength. We incentivize collaborative and large projects having high societal impact. We are committed to working on complex projects that are inherently inter- and multidisciplinary. Our research involves partnerships with global laboratories, industries and universities as well as other USC colleges and schools.
Learn more about our university level research centers and institutes, including our SmartState Centers and other interdisciplinary research priorities.
Search for active research groups, labs, centers and facilities in our Research Directory.
The breadth of our research is spread out across a variety of disciplines with strengths in six key area.
College Research Strengths
Our areas of research strength include:
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Artificial Intelligence
- Energy Storage and Distribution
- Intelligent Infrastructure
- Nuclear Energy
- Transforming Health Care
Explore Our Research
The breadth of our research is embodied by the university-level Centers and Institutes that are directed by faculty in the College of Engineering and Computing. It is also represented by the faculty-led research groups and labs affiliated with our college’s academic departments:
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Integrated Information Technology
- Mechanical Engineering (includes Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering)
Our research establishes the foundation for our graduate programs, creates opportunities for undergraduate research, and contributes to economic development. Industry collaboration continues to grow as our researchers and experts from private and public companies work together to create and improve technologies.