Labs & Research

Students and faculty in the Department of Civil Engineering are engaged in a variety of high-profile research studies. Opportunities are available to participate in research-funded studies through grants from organizations such as the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and National Science Foundation. You may choose from a wide variety of subject areas including

  • construction management,
  • geophysical imaging,
  • instrumentation and sensor technology,
  • nondestructive evaluation,
  • pavement management and rehabilitation,
  • scour countermeasures for bridges,
  • sustainable infrastructure, and
  • transportation engineering.

Check out the Department of Civil Engineering’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.