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Academic Departments

Academic Departments:

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
breakthrough research in fluid dynamics and mechanics; space instrumentation; combustion physics; computer-aided design; solid mechanics and materials
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Astronautical Engineering
nationally recognized degree programs; research in space technology, space science and applications, space instrumentation, advanced propulsion, fundamental processes in gases and plasmas
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Biomedical Engineering
leading programs in biomedical modeling and simulation; neural systems engineering; development of diagnostic and prosthetic technologies
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The Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
clean energy studies; degree programs in chemical and petroleum engineering; dynamics of chemical reactions; polymers; molecular thermodynamics; ceramics; composites for high-temperature applications; compound semiconductor growth; optical studies of quantum well structures; green technology for corrosion control; development of new materials for information technology and biotechnology development  

Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
broad range of traditional and emerging civil and environmental engineering programs; structural control and health monitoring; earthquake engineering; construction; water resources; environmental technology development
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Computer Science
innovative Computer Engineering degree program provides students with both hardware and software knowledge; national research leader in new media and Internet technologies, software engineering, AI, robotics, networking and computer architecture, games design and development
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Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering
one of the lead programs in the nation: 70 Ph.D's, 14 National Academy of Engineering members and over 30 fellows of the IEEE comprise faculty; seminal research in emerging communications technologies, including wireless/UWB; signal processing; integrated circuits and VLSI; photonics; optical communications and materials development
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Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering 
growing program focuses on the integration of technology and commercial enterprises; engineering management; systems architecting and engineering; information systems engineering; health systems management engineering; rapid prototyping and automated fabrication; modeling/simulation of manufacturing, production, and service systems
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