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Old Dominion University is always looking for ways in which professors of different disciplines can work together. Professor Mournir Laroussi, (left) electrical and computer engineering and Assistant Professor Venkat Maruthamuthu, mechanical and aerospace engineering, have found a way to generate a diffused plasma inside a chamber without applying any electrical power to the chamber. Since there are no electrodes inside the chamber, there is no contamination and no need for electrode replacement. Photo Chuck Thomas/ODU

We encourage big ideas and creative thinking

As the region's only public urban research university, the Batten College of Engineering and Technology is an incubator for innovation, discovery and entrepreneurship. We encourage big ideas and creative thinking as we help students discover new ways to solve real-world problems in a wide range of fields. From advanced manufacturing to battling cancer; transportation to cybersecurity; renewable energy to marine engineering; plasmas to nanomaterials, artificial intelligence to robotics, we provide a significant share of the research and development within Old Dominion University through research centers, laboratories, institutes, and clusters, while greatly contributing to the regional, national, and international prosperity of humanity.

Research Advisory Committee 



Our research enterprise is driven by world-class faculty, students, and research staff. The current research thrust in the college is organized in five distinct areas.








NCSES Higher Education Research and Development: Fiscal Year 2020 Rankings

For several consecutive years, BCET as a whole, in addition to individual engineering programs, has been ranked among the nation's top 100 for external research expenditure by the National Science Foundation.


CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (FY20 Rankings)

Top 34%

FEDERAL SPONSORED RESEARCH EXPENDITURES

#134 out of 387 schools ranked


TOP 34%

TOTAL SPONSORED RESEARCH EXPENDITURES

#143 out of 415 schools ranked

ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING (FY20 Rankings)

TOP 24%

FEDERAL SPONSORED RESEARCH EXPENDITURES

#93 out of 388 schools ranked


TOP 23%

TOTAL SPONSORED RESEARCH EXPENDITURES

#95 out of 416 schools ranked

MECHANICAL & AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (FY20 Rankings)

TOP 15%

FEDERAL SPONSORED RESEARCH EXPENDITURES

#57 out of 388 schools ranked


TOP 13%

TOTAL SPONSORED RESEARCH EXPENDITURES

#53 out of 416 schools ranked


Featured Videos



RESEARCH FORUM

NSF Career Proposal Preparation Workshop


Pursuing DoD Funding (August 10, 2020)


NIH Research (August 3, 2020)


STEM Research (July 27, 2020)