Inspired by the innovative spirit of the Wright brothers, the College of Engineering and Computer Science is always pushing the envelope with research in emerging technologies, such as alternative energy sources, nanotechnologies, wireless communications and devices, and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Last year the College was awarded $18 million in research funding from sponsors such as the Department of Defense, NASA, and the National Science Foundation.

In association with daytaOhio, the College will welcome its first LexisNexis Eminent Scholar for Advanced Data Management and Analysis. This position will provide research leadership to daytaOhio by encouraging entrepreneurship and technology transfer, as well as mentoring graduate students.

College of Engineering and Computer Science Centers of Excellence

Research Centers

The College's research centers are organizations focused on a particular area of research in the engineering or computer science field. These centers represent the best of student-centered research and innovation, and serve as examples to other organizations throughout the world.


The College of Engineering and Computer Science has two buildings on the Wright State main campus. Each a multi-million dollar facility, the Fritz and Dolores Russ Engineering Center and the Krishan and Vicky Research Center offer lab, classroom, and office space for the College and some of its affiliates.