Research and innovation
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 ($227.7 million) according to the National Science Foundation.
The College of Engineering'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:
Integrating smart materials and artificial muscles into underwater robotic systems enhances existing technology by reducing waste produced when exploring the ocean, not disrupting the targeted environment and maintaining safe interaction with the surrounding species.
Mechanical Engineering faculty
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