Texas Tech University

Research Focus

research focus

Research Focus: Regionally, nationally, and globally important research focus on Energy, Water, Engineering in Medicine, Infrastructure, Nanotechnology and Big Data/Data Visualization

Whitacre College of Engineering faculty, undergraduate students, and graduate students pursue basic and applied research that generates new knowledge and creates technical solutions to society's challenges — all in an environment that is committed to the individual student's success.

The college has a rich history of internationally recognized research coupled with high-quality, well-developed research programs. Our faculty members are committed to research and pride themselves on cultivating future research areas and future engineers who will impact society by contributing to new scientific discoveries.

Existing Center, Institute, or Consortium-Based Research

  • Pulsed Power and Power Electronics
  • Wind Science and Engineering
  • Nanoscale and Microscale Devices and Materials
  • Multidisciplinary Research in Transportation
  • Water Resources and Conservation
  • Ergonomics
  • Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery
  • Medical Imaging
  • Intelligent Software Systems
  • Process Systems Engineering
  • Polymers and Advanced Materials

Expanding Areas of Research

  • Perchlorates
  • Nano-Energetics
  • Wind Energy/Water Desalination
  • Bioengineering: Biomaterials, Biomedical, Nano-Biotechnology
  • Renewable and Alternative Energy

Materials Characterization Center

The Texas Tech University Materials Characterization Center is designed to support a complete range of materials studies, including synthesis, analytical characterization, and applications testing.

For more information on specific research areas in the Whitacre College of Engineering, visit the Research Centers and Institutes page or contact:

Associate Dean for Research
Texas Tech University
100 Engineering Center
Box 43103
Lubbock , TX 79409-3103
Phone: 806.742.3451
Fax: 806.742.3493