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. Ifana Mahbub

    Dr. Ifana Mahbub

    Dr. Ifana Mahbub is an electrical engineering powerhouse. As director of the Integrated Biomedical Circuits and Systems lab, her research spans a wide range of applications within electrical engineering, materials science, and biomedical engineering. Recently, her work led to a new $500,000 NSF CAREER Award, which she will use to develop a wireless recording, stimulation and power system to study and potentially treat brain diseases. She’s also received the DARPA Young Faculty Award, which comes with a two-year $500,000 award that she will use to develop the next generation of wireless power transfer network of unmanned aircraft systems.

  • 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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