Research Highlights

At SDSU's College of Engineering, research is an important compliment to undergraduate and graduate education. Below you will find our most recent research projects that have been in the news, along with SDSU’s annual research highlight booklets. To view the most recently awarded grants and contracts, please visit the SDSU Research Foundation website.

 

Person in car being tested for COVID-19

Public Trust in Science on the Rise During COVID-19 Pandemic

With such extensive impacts, COVID-19 awareness and understanding among the public has increased, while skepticism declined. SDSU scientists weigh in on the shift.

COVID virus with caption "COVID-19 Research"

Tackling Coronavirus From Every Angle

Faculty from all seven of SDSU's colleges have rose to the occasion during the global COVID-19 pandemic. In dozens of projects - totaling more than $8.6 million in funding - researchers are analyzing how COVID-19 operates and spreads, how the pandemic affects our mental health and how communities are coping in the midst of crisis. Our faculty are developing best practices for testing, contact tracing, health care and education, and working diligently to bring many of these solutions to vulnerable communities here in San Diego and across the globe.

Masters and Doctoral students working on research

$1.5 Million in Research Stipends for High Achieving Masters and Doctoral Students

These fellowships supplement external funding to support 80 highly accomplished research scholars.

New Fall 2020 Professors

Welcome to Our New College of Engineering Faculty

We are proud to welcome for Fall 2020: Dr. Margherita Capriotti, in Aerospace Engineering, and Dr. Zahra Nili Ahmadabadi & Dr. Elisa Torresani in Mechanical Engineering.

 Eugene Olevsky, dean of SDSU’s College of Engineering, and Maricruz Carrillo.
CSU Doctoral Program Finds Potential in Engineering Grad

SDSU’s Maricruz Carrillo, who previously earned a major NSF award, is among the 2020-21 cohort of a program to prepare students for an academic career.

College of Engineering dean, Dr. Olevsky

Dean Eugene Olevsky: Engineering Higher Aspirations

Dean Olevsky, a native of Ukraine, has made a mark after two years as Dean of one of SDSU’s most innovative colleges, setting the bar high for its Engineering faculty and students.

President Adela de la Torre giving interview

Fireside Charla with President de la Torre: Engineering Research at SDSU

For this episode of Fireside Charla, President de la Torre interviews three of the top SDSU's Engineering researchers: Dean Eugene Olevsky, Dr. Samuel Kassegne (Professor, Mechanical Engineering), and Dr. Mahasweta Sarkar (Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering).

Engineering Research Archive

2018-19 Research Highlights
2017-18 Research Highlights
Research highlights 2016-17