Strategic Priorities


Research plays a central role in achieving our vision to become a world class center for innovative and collaborative engineering research and learning in the heart of the nation's capital. We invite you to learn more about the research that SEAS faculty are conducting in our strategic priority areas.


Zhenyu Li in front of a microscope with students

Biomedical Engineering

Our research is winning prestigious R01 grants from the NIH, receiving patents, and attracting attention from technology investors. 

Claire Monteleoni in front of a dry erase board with equations


At SEAS, cybersecurity research extends beyond the usual range of topics to include cybersecurity policy and even elections security.


Professor Guru writing equations on a glass wall

High-Performance Computing

With grants from the NSF, the NIH, and industry, SEAS researchers investigate everything from computational physics and biomechanics to architectures for cloud computing and business intelligence.

Grace Zhang in a wet lab


SEAS researchers are putting their insights to work in service of groundbreaking cancer treatments, next generation computers, tissue engineering, and more.


Samar Hamdar talking to students in a class room

Transportation Engineering

Traffic and networks research, vehicle accident analysis, and roadside safety are among the topics our faculty cover to help improve transportation safety.