Engineering Research

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Engineering Research — driving progress and improving lives

Unlike at many other universities, you can begin conducting research in your freshman year at UToledo. Our undergraduate and graduate engineering students work alongside faculty members on cutting-edge research in our state-of-the-art labs.

Faculty members often work with industry partners and have expertise in:

  • Advanced manufacturing and advanced materials
  • Orthopedic biomechanics and biomedical materials
  • Computational fluid dynamics and aerospace
  • Water quality
  • Sustainable energy
  • Energy storage systems
  • Cyber security

The College hosts core facilities for:

  • Material and sensor characterization
  • Tissue culture
  • Additive manufacturing

department research specialties

Undergraduate Research Faculty

Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

At UToledo, you won't just learn how to conduct research. You'll also have opportunities to:

  • Patent your creations
  • Develop your product or process' commercial potential
  • Compete for startup money
  • Minor in business or take classes in our renowned College of Business and Innovation

Entrepreneurship Technology Transfer and Patent Info

Funded Research

Engineering faculty receives funding from state, local and federal agencies to solve basic science and applied technology problems. Funds come from Fortune 500 companies to industry start-ups, as well as:

  • National Science Foundation
  • Department of Energy
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Office of Naval Research
  • NASA

Salim Khoso

Class of 2021, civil engineering Ph.D. candidate

"The University of Toledo has always been a ‘home away from home.’ I am a Fulbright Scholar and was warmly welcomed by the President of UToledo. I have found faculty members and staff to be supportive and helpful. Apart from courses and research work, UToledo has opened countless doors and opportunities for me to get involved. I served as the President of the student chapter of Structural Engineers Association of Ohio and am an area director for Toastmasters, an organization that promotes communication and leadership."

Last Updated: 7/15/24