Research Areas

Penn State Engineering conducts cutting-edge research in many areas and across many disciplines. After assessing the global landscape, the College has put strategic focus on the following research areas:

Optimal and Secure Cyberenvironments

  • Network and system design
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cyberethics
  • Systems modeling and simulation
  • Data analytics and data modeling

Advanced Manufacturing for Medical and Manufacturing Sciences

  • Bioprinting and biomedical sensing
  • Nanomanufacturing and biomedical devices
  • 3D printing and additive manufacturing
  • New Materials

Resilient Infrastructure Systems

  • Autonomous, optimized, and adaptive infrastructure systems
  • Advanced vehicles
  • Infrastructure system integration

Water-Energy-Food Nexus

  • Tri-system modeling, optimization, and management
  • Water resource sustainability
  • Energy sourcing and production
  • Food production optimization
  • Ethical water-energy-food policies and social responsibility

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