College of Engineering faculty advance the frontiers of knowledge and improve the quality of our lives through their research. Highly esteemed in their fields, our professors also are very approachable, as teachers and mentors.

You'll have an opportunity to conduct research alongside our renowned faculty, including:


  • Dr. Qing Yang

    Dr. Qing Yang

    Dr. Qing Yang is a driving force behind connected and autonomous vehicle research. Alongside his colleague, Song Fu, and a team of student researchers, he researches ways to build safer autonomous vehicles by connecting them via multiple sensors through vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication. His work includes creating secure methods for data transmission as well as designing a workforce development training geared specifically toward researchers in CAV. Yang is the recipient of over $1 million in funding from industry and the National Science Foundation.

  • Dr. Diana Berman

    Dr. Diana Berman

    Dr. Diana Berman spends her days examining the complexities of friction and wear. As an expert in the field of tribology, she works alongside researchers at the Army Research Laboratory and within industry to improve combustion engines for use in Unmanned Aircraft Systems. To date, Berman has received more than $2 million in combined grants from the Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation. She’s also been awarded a $500,000 NSF CAREER Award for the development of a new robust approach to manufacturing mechanically stable nanoporous ceramics.


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