Student Research

Faculty. Facilities. Funding.

Come to Michigan and be part of research that can only happen here.

Our world-class faculty do all kinds of research with grants of all sizes, empowering students to become key contributors along the way. From undergrad to PhD, our students help lead our most interesting endeavors.

Within the college, we focus our engineering research efforts around major societal challenges and initiatives, like big data, robotics, advanced materials, sustainability, transportation and precision health.

Graduate student research 

As a student you could leave your mark on a major ongoing research project, and help track global storm systems, design autonomous cars, influence nuclear nonproliferation and more.

We also work with partners across the university to push the frontiers in fields like biointerfaces, energy and sustainability, translational medical technology and revolutionary materials research.

Considering a PhD? Find out why you should get one at Michigan.

Find faculty 

Connect with the people who will become your advisors and collaborators. That is one of the best ways to match your research interests with specific labs and programs, especially for graduate students. 

Department faculty directories

Michigan experts

Looking for someone specific? Search for Faculty by name in Michigan Experts.

Undergraduate opportunities 

Want to dig deeper in your field or make your graduate school application pop? Get involved in research as an undergraduate. Check with your department to find out about undergraduate research opportunities, or get involved in a college- or university-wide program.

Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering (SURE)

SURE is all about bringing diverse students to the College of Engineering by offering graduate-level research experience to all rising undergraduate students. You will have the opportunity to participate in full-time summer research with some of the country’s leading faculty in a wide range of engineering disciplines. This program gives you the chance to explore and discover your interests and potential in pursuing research at the Masters or Ph.D. level in graduate school.

Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

The U-M Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) creates research opportunities for students who are underrepresented in their field of study.  You’ll have the opportunity to conduct intensive research across a variety of disciplines. The goal is to prepare students for advanced studies in a PhD-granting program.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)

Our award-winning Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) pairs first- and second-year students with U-M faculty and research scientists to create research partnerships. All schools and colleges at U-M actively participate in UROP, so your research possibilities span the breadth of the entire university.