The University of Mississippi is proud to be an R1 research institution – or one of ‘very high research activity’ – as designated by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. We are one of only 131 institutions in the U.S. with this top classification.
The School of Engineering is playing its part. Some of our emerging research initiatives, for example, seek to repair spacecraft while on long-term missions; capture carbon on earth; and provide invaluable data to homeland security and emergency managers during floods.
Our research centers
Center for Diagnostics, Design, Devices and Biomechanics (CD3B)
CD3B connects science, medicine and engineering to advance the development of modern medical technology and devices, as well as new surgical approaches and practices. Engineering faculty will work with other Ole Miss professors and industry experts to create an innovative learning model to benefit the people of Mississippi and beyond.
Center for Graphene Research and Innovation (CGRI)
CGRI focuses on bridging the gap between university-based science and discovery and industry-led innovations and applications for graphene, a form of carbon made of a single layer of atoms. Graphene is incredibly strong and flexible, and its conductivity lends it to a broad range of applications ranging from roads and bridges to electronics to medicine.
Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute (MMRI)
MMRI provides both the public and private sectors with expertise needed to make responsible decisions regarding Mississippi’s and the nation’s mineral resources and environmental well-being. One project, for example, explores the recovery of Gulf ecosystems after the unprecedented flooding of the Mississippi River in 2018 and 2019.
National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering (NCCHE)
NCCHE fosters the growth of research in computational hydroscience and engineering to conserve soil and water, model impacts of failure of dams and/or levees and develop tools to assist researchers and scientists in the field. For example, it has developed software that quickly calculates the spread of flood water in case of dam or levee breaches.
The School of Engineering faculty, graduate students and undergraduates undertake a wide variety of research and pursuits.
- Biomedical engineering
- Chemical engineering
- Civil engineering
- Computer and information science
- Electrical and computer engineering
- Geology and Geological engineering
- Mechanical engineering