Research Areas

Yale engineering faculty are world leaders in research areas of critical importance to solving 21st century problems.

Research areas are primarily organized by department, though nearly every effort includes interdisciplinary collaborations.

Chemical & Environmental Engineering

Nanomaterials

Nanomaterials research at Yale focuses on controlling material structure and spatial placement through the synthesis and assembly of new hard and soft materials.

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Interfacial Phenomena

The boundary between two phases, the interface between the phases, has very different properties from that of the bulk phase and are important in a variety of chemical engineering processes.

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Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Combustion

The burning of a broad range of fuels will pose new challenges to the clean and efficient implementation of their combustion, which necessitates fundamental studies in well-defined and well-controlled environments.

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Fluid Mechanics

The dynamics of moving fluids has a tremendous impact on our lives, as when industrial mixing processes harness the chaotic nature of fluid flow.

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Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Imaging

Biomedical imaging encompasses efforts in magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, nuclear medicine, optical light microscopy and image processing and analysis.

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Biomolecular Engineering

Biomolecular Engineering's express purpose is developing novel molecular tools, materials and approaches that are the focal point of applied and basic research within academia, industry and medicine.

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Drug Delivery

Yale biomedical engineers work to develop alternate strategies for drug delivery, based on physical targeting, or placement of the delivery system at the target site, limiting its activity to that site.

 

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Electrical Engineering

Computer Engineering

The research focuses on reliable architectures and computing platforms that can sense and process physical data and generate semantical output events.

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Electronic, Photonic & Nanodevices

Research focuses on the various physical phenomena that arise from novel material systems or novel device structures, with a goal toward possible applications in future generations of electronics and photonics.

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