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:

  • Automotive safety
  • Big data and business analytics
  • Biomedical and health care engineering
  • Cyber-Physical Systems, Mobility and Autonomous Driving
  • Green technologies
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Water




Amar Basu

Expert in microfluidics and integrated microsystems for applications in biotechnology and nanotechnology. Recipient of two National Science Foundation grants to support work on microfluidic technologies. Organ-on-a-chip systems researcher and collaborator. Associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Wayne State University. 

Amar Basu