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tennessee technological university

College of Engineering

The United States of America is driven by innovation which advances ideas, products, and processes leading to job creation. These jobs and often new industries spinning from these innovations, contribute to our nation's prosperity, well-being and security. In the past half-century, innovation itself has been increasingly driven by educated people and the knowledge they produce. The College of Engineering at TTU is embarked on an strategic plan to with the 2020 destination reaching eminence in engineering education and research. Research and innovation are integral parts of the vision to produce “21st Century Renaissance Engineers Revolutionizing Engineering to Solve Societal Problems”.

Our research goals are being implemented through our existing research centers and by continually refining and focusing our strategic research areas listed below:

See how the Strategic Research Areas were developed.

For further information about Research and Innovation at the College of Engineering and partnership opportunities with the Centers, faculty and students, please contact:

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Dr. Vahid Motevalli, PE,

Associate Dean for Research & Innovation
Phone: 931-372-3172 or


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Motevalli featured in the latest edition of the Tennessee Board of Regents' Critical Conversations.

View the videos here...

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Chemical Engineering's Arce Receives Caplenor Award


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Congratulations to Dr. Robert Qiu on being selected as an IEEE Fellow.