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
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science chair, founding director of the nanoengineering undergraduate certificate program and co-director of the multidisciplinary nanotechnology incubator program.
- Wayne State University’s MTRAC Innovation Hub for Advanced Computing awards $250,000
- Wayne State leads DOE-funded research on rare earths extraction from coal ash
- Wayne State introduces HydraOne platform to open source as need for edge computing research in autonomous transportation grows
- Wayne State receives NSF grant to enhance cybersecurity of chemical process control systems