Wayne State is a nationally recognized urban center of excellence in research and one of only 10 U.S. public universities in major cities holding the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s designation as "doctoral university: highest research activity" by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, as well as the foundation's most comprehensive classification for community engagement. WSU is among the nation’s top public universities for total research expenditures ($218 million) according to the National Science Foundation.
The College's hands-on learning environment stems from studying and working under the direction of recognized world leaders who conduct pioneering research and development in interdisciplinary fields and disciplines such as:
- Automotive safety
- Big data and business analytics
- Biomedical and healthcare engineering
- Cyberphysical systems
- Green technologies
Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award. Outstanding Faculty Service Award. Research advisor and mentor to more than 30 graduate and 45 undergraduate students.
- Engineering students awarded at 2018 Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium
- Wayne State researchers using photoacoustics to develop new breast cancer diagnostic tool
- Wayne State engineering professor earns NSF CAREER award for wireless wearable biosensors
- Wayne State research can distinguish between aggressive and less aggressive cancer