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Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

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Our mission is to conduct research that is internationally recognized, serves the needs of the state, nation, and world, and educates the next generation of leaders.

About Our Research

We attract and retain strong research-active faculty to create critical mass in areas of strength. We incentivize collaborative and large projects having high societal impact. We are committed to working on complex projects that are inherently inter- and multidisciplinary. Our research involves partnerships with global laboratories, industries and universities as well as other USC colleges and schools.

Our Centers and Institutes

Learn more about our university level research centers and institutes, including our SmartState Centers and other interdisciplinary research priorities.

A-Z Research Directory

Search for active research groups, labs, centers and facilities in our Research Directory.

Research Highlights

The breadth of our research is spread out across a variety of disciplines with strengths in six key area.


College Research Strengths

Our areas of research strength include:

Explore Our Research

The breadth of our research is embodied by the university-level Centers and Institutes that are directed by faculty in the College of Engineering and Computing. It is also represented by the faculty-led research groups and labs affiliated with our college’s academic departments:

Our research establishes the foundation for our graduate programs, creates opportunities for undergraduate research, and contributes to economic development. Industry collaboration continues to grow as our researchers and experts from private and public companies work together to create and improve technologies.


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.