Research Thrusts

The Samueli School pursues research that is timely, socially responsible and trendsetting. Building on a strong foundation of fundamental engineering areas, ranging from mechanics to electronic devices, four thrust areas have been identified to shape the future of research in the Samueli School. These thrust areas catalyze pioneering research by engaging a broad spectrum of School faculty, drawing researchers from outside of engineering, attracting the most talented graduate students and focusing attention and resources on the most important engineering challenges of our times.

Research Thrusts

  • Communications and Information Technology
  • Engineering for Human Health
  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Materials