Graduate Research Opportunities

Areas of Research Expertise by Department

Chemical and Bioengineering

The Chemical and Bioengineering Department currently conducts research in the areas of diffusional studies, polymer processing, process control, bio-processes, catalyst research, chemical thermody, bio-materials, bio-transport tissue engineering and environmental research.

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

The Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department conducts research in structural and environmental engineering including construction materials, energy and building science, renewable energy and environmental modeling and water resources.

Computational Science and Engineering

Computational modeling and simulations have currently become the integral component of engineering and physical sciences. It has now become the third major methodology for analysis, synthesis and design in addition to the traditional analytical and experimental methodologies. Computational Science and Engineering program at North Carolina A&T State University is an interdisciplinary graduate program fostering computationally oriented research in the fields of engineering, science, technology and business to prepare students to work effectively in the current and future work environments.

Computer Science

The Department offers an MS computer science degree with the option of a "General Track" or two specialization tracks:  "Artificial Intelligence Track" and "Software Engineering Track".  Students interested in Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence can choose one of these specialization tracks whereas students interested in other areas may select General Track and design their curriculum in consultation with their advisor to satisfy all graduation requirements for the MS in CS.

The research activities of the Department include: System and Network Security, Concurrent Systems, and Web Technologies.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical Engineering conducts research activities in the following areas: Microelectronics, Electronic Materials, Electronic Control Subsystems and Monitoring, Information Processing, Energy and Critical Infrastructure and Intelligent Systems.

Industrial and Systems Engineering

The Department of Industrial Engineering is actively involved with research in the following areas: Hybrid Approach to Direct-Write Based Micro and Nano Manufacturing; Developing Expertise of Minority Students in Managing Threats and Response to Emergency Situations through Interdisciplinary Research Research; Interdisciplinary Research for the Development of a Direct-Write Fabrication Process; Bone Conduction Threshold and Speech Intelligibility Studies for Use in the Development of Military Radio Communication Devices; Center for Human-Centric Commmand and Control Decision-Making; Performance Analysis of Brain-Computer Interface in Virtual and Real Task Environment; A Virtual Human Agent For Assessing Bias in Novice Therapists; Research 3-D Technology Impacts on Operators; Establishing a Graduate Interdisciplinary Liberal Engineering Ethics Curriculum; Enhancement of Minority Student Participation in the Human-Enterprise Systems Engineering Program; Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power; AMRDEC Logistics Engineering Support; AMRDEC Engineering Division- Logistics Engineering Support, and Six Sigma in Public Health Clinics; Improving Health Outcomes.

Mechanical Engineering

The research department is extremely active in research and numerous papers and reports are produced each year. There are four research centers, including The Center for Composite Materials Research, The Center for Advanced Materials and Smart Structures, the NASA Center for Aerospace Research and the Mars Mission Research Center, a joint center with North Carolina State University. The department is involved in research activities in the following areas:  Mechanics and Materials, Energy and Thermal Fluid Systems, Mechanical and Manufacturing Systems, Aerospace, Process Control, and Separation and Mass Transport.