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.

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.

Doctoral student, Maricruz Carillo, recieving award

Inquiring Minds: Student Researchers Shine at CSU Competition

SDSU’s top student researchers placed in three categories at the statewide competition, held this year in a virtual setting. Maricruz Carrillo, a second-year doctoral student, placed first in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering category for her research on bone replacement techniques using ceramic materials and 3D printing.

Graph showing strain rate per second

What's the Sweetest, Crispiest Way to Stay Safe in a Car Crash?

The research of Dr. Julio Valdes, Professor, SDSU Dept. of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering, has been featured in the New York Times.

Dr. Kevin Wood working on ventilator

Dr. Kevin Wood Develops COVID-19 Ventilator Prototype

In just nine days, SDSU College of Engineering, Assistant Professor Kevin Wood and his Interface Design Lab team have designed and built a ventilator that may be able to be mass produced and supplied quickly to aid in the fight against COVID-19.

Lorelay Mendoza holds submersible sensor

Submersible Sensors Rapidly Detect Bacterial Pollution in Water

Dr. Natalie Mladenov, Associate Professor, SDSU Environmental Engineering, and former undergraduate Engineering student, Lorelay Mendoza, use a portable submersible fluorometer which can alert authorities to contamination after a storm by looking for an improbable marker: tryptophan.

Engineering Research Archive

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