College Research Themes

In the Marquette tradition of excellence, faith, leadership and service, our research challenges faculty and students alike to think beyond solutions to implications - the ethical impact of projects and how their work serves the world. 

Below is a sampling of our major research themes within the Opus College of Engineering: 


Faculty excel at modeling under uncertain conditions, from examining alternative fuels with the potential to reduce global warming to forecasting natural gas demand. 

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Health and Human Performance

Researchers in this area play a key role in developing effective, affordable and accessible health care solutions for all members of society. 

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Imaging and Visualization

Faculty engage in research using various medical imaging methods to promote health and cure disease. 

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Researchers identify the best methods and materials to protect the building blocks of civilization: buildings, bridges, dams, highways and transportation systems. 

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Faculty are conducting both basic and applied research in the technical areas of joining and assembly to improve the global competitiveness of American manufacturing enterprises. 

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Researchers in this area span a broad spectrum from kinematics and dynamics for optimization of design, structure and control of robots to building socially intelligent humanoid robots. 

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Sensors and Systems

This group is dedicated to the design, fabrication, characterization and evaluation of sensors, sensor controls and nanoscale devices. 

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Marquette researchers turn their attention to one of the planet's most threatened resources - clean water. 

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