Labs & Research

As a graduate student, you’ll have the opportunity to be involved in research areas including

  • acoustics metamaterials and sensors applications,
  • advanced materials for energy applications,
  • biofluidics,
  • biomechanics,
  • design and mechanics of soft materials,
  • dynamic robotics and controls,
  • nanosynthesis and manufacturing,
  • smart materials and composites and
  • thermal and fluid mechanics.

A range of industry players and state and federal government agencies have funded faculty research through grants, such as

  • the American Heart Association,
  • the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
  • National Institutes of Health,
  • the National Science Foundation,
  • the U.S. Department of Defense and
  • the U.S. Department of Energy.

Check out the Mechanical Engineering Department’s cutting-edge labs and equipment.

Research Funding

The College of Engineering had more than $14 million in active research in 2016–2017. With external support from prestigious organizations including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Navy and the American Heart Association, faculty members of Temple University’s College of Engineering are engaging in advanced research. Graduate students will find multiple opportunities to partner with faculty on innovative projects and perform experiments. Take a look at the full range of labs in the College of Engineering.

In 2016, the National Science Foundation placed Temple among the top 100 in terms of research expenditures, which amounted to $242 million. Learn more about the university’s expanded research support efforts.

Carnegie Classification

In 2016, Temple was elevated to an R1 institution of “highest research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, placing it in the top 4% of all four-year educational institutions in the nation. Temple’s research enterprise distinguishes itself through its focus on community, and using advances in technology to make a positive impact on people’s lives.