Research Centers, Laboratories, and Institutes

Through research and scholarly activities, the faculty and staff of Western Michigan University's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences are committed to advancing knowledge in the areas of engineering and supporting the WMU gold standard of being a discovery-driven institution. Many of our faculty members are active researchers, and their research, scholarly activities and service make a significant contribution to their engineering disciplines and to their teaching.

We continue to strengthen our traditional connection with industry, conducting applied research including both graduate and undergraduate students as research assistants through our many research centers and laboratories. At the same time, faculty have increased their emphasis on both fundamental research and on engineering education, focusing on diverse topics.

Economic impact in Michigan

Focusing on design and innovation, our research impacts industry and education throughout Michigan. Many businesses turn to us for solutions in our many areas of expertise.

Research centers and institutes

Research and education laboratories