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
Dr. Lai's primary skills and interests are in the fields of thermal fluid engineering, engine combustion and emissions, energy conversion, alternative energy technology, optical diagnostics and computational fluid dynamics applications.
- Wayne State receives $1.2 million NSF grant to develop autonomous battery operating system
- Wayne State professors receive $500k from NSF to enhance computational research
- Wayne State faculty researching epileptic seizure detection among competition finalists
- Engineering students awarded at Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium
- Detroit Area Pre College of Engineering (DAPCEP)
- Sustainability@Wayne Seminar: "Sustainable Manufacturing at Ford: Doing the Work and Telling the Story"
- SciComp@Wayne Seminar: "How do we use computers around the world to obtain scientific results?"
- Water@Wayne Seminar: "Innovation in Today's Water Utility"