Outstanding faculty. Important research. Global partners. 

Watson College is widely known for research in the areas of small-scale systems, electronics packaging, information security and intelligent systems since our founding in 1983. Healthcare, additive manufacturing, data analytics, and materials are interdisciplinary areas of expertise within the college, its research centers and institutes.

Research Vision

To support the mission of Watson College and partner with faculty to identify and implement ideas and services that advance and promote research and scholarship, nationally and internationally.

Research Goals

To create a culture of support to grow faculty research, scholarship and the quality of our master’s and PhD students.


Meet the NSF CAREER Award winners

The National Science Foundation has honored more than 20 Watson College faculty members over the past two decades with CAREER Awards, which support early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education.

NSF Award Winners

Featured faculty research

Mark Poliks, Professor

of  Systems Science and Industrial Engineering, studies designing and manufacturing flexible electronics.

Explore Mark's research