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:
- Data science and artificial intelligence
- Energy and batteries
- Health engineering and informatics
- Materials and smart manufacturing
- Smart, connected cities
Fossil fuels are a dwindling resource, and substantial release of CO2 from their processing has become a contemporary challenge. The research in my lab is guided by the aim of designing cost-effective catalysts for efficient and environmentally friendly energy and chemical conversion.
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
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