Engineering Research at Watson College
Watson College Research: Building the Future
Invent Your Future at Watson
Our research into real-world problems pairs faculty and students with partners in industry and academia from around the world. Together, we strive to solve today’s most pressing issues — such as those in healthcare, clean energy, cybersecurity and autonomous systems — while developing our graduate students into skilled researchers whose discoveries today will shape the future of engineering and science.
Our graduate programs include:
- Biomedical Engineering (MS, PhD)
- Computer Science (MS, PhD)
- Information Systems (MS)
- Electrical and Computer Engineering (MS, PhD)
- Healthcare Systems Engineering (MS)
- Industrial and Systems Engineering (MS, PhD)
- Systems Science (MS, PhD)
- Materials Science and Engineering (MS, PhD)
- Mechanical Engineering (MS, PhD)
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Explore Watson's Research Areas
Since its founding in 1983, Watson has developed a strong history of research in the areas of small-scale systems, electronics packaging, information security and intelligent systems. Faculty and students are building on that foundation with new scientific breakthroughs to power tomorrow’s technologies.
System Science/Industrial Engineering
Our students are creating solutions for real-world problems. For her master's thesis in electrical engineering, Mya Landers researched paper-based microbial fuel cells and circuit components. She presented bacterial metabolism-fueled biobatteries on a paper substrate as a potential power source for disposable circuits — a novel approach that earned Landers a journal publication in Nano Energy.
I had access to incredible mentorship from faculty members who are experts in their field, and I was given a great deal of freedom and independence in my research ventures. I was able to interact with subject matter in a way that surpasses traditional coursework.
— Mya Landers ’21, MS ’22