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
- Green technologies
Fulbright-Nokia Fellowship Award (Finland). Program director, National Science Foundation. Nationally renowned and federally funded for her research in wireless communications and computer networking. NASA and Navy fellowships at Ames, Cal Tech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Johnson Space Center, Glenn Research Center, and U.S. Navy Space and Warfare Systems.
- Wayne State MTRAC-funded project uses computer-assisted technology to mitigate surgical bleeding
- Wayne State spinoff Advaita Bioinformatics identifies generic drug shown to be effective against COVID-19
- Wayne State researcher optimizing autonomous robot management with NSF-funded project
- Wayne State’s Yanchao Liu receives two NSF grants including $500,000 CAREER award