Our vision for Columbia Engineering reflects our aspirations to bring about innovative research that has a positive impact on humanitya sustainable, healthy, secure, connected, and creative humanity.

Ursula Burns MS82, the first African-American woman to lead a Fortune 500 company, returned to campus as part of a special night launching New York City Women in Tech, an initiative devoted to leveraging the talent of women engineers as the city consolidates its place as a global tech hub.

FromColumbia Engineering Magazine: Explore how our Faculty are working collaboratively to fashion a diverse set of strategies that foster healthier, better connected, more creative, and increasingly secure and sustainable urban environments.

New Ultrasound Technique is First to Restore Dopaminergic Pathway in Brain at the Early Stages of Parkinsons Disease

Columbia biomedical engineers use transcranial ultrasound and intravenously inject microbubbles to open a pathway through the blood-brain barrier for drugs to penetrate and trigger therapeutic effectsMore

Jun 06 2019 By Holly Evarts GIF and Abstract Figure Credit: Maria Eleni Karakatsani/Columbia Engineering Ultrasound Figure Credit: Antonios Pouliopoulos/Columbia Engineering

Deep Learning Techniques Teach Neural Model to Play Retrosynthesis

Columbia chemical engineers train a neural network model to plan synthetic routes to any target molecule, optimizing user-specified objectives such as cost,More

Jun 05 2019 By Holly Evarts Image Credit: Mikolaj Kowalik & Kyle Bishop/Columbia Engineering

Creativity, Originality, Innovation, and Imagination

Highlights from the 2019 Senior Design ExpoMore

Jun 04 2019 By Jesse Adams Video Credit: Jane Nisselson Photo Credit: Timothy Lee Photographers

One Biomedical Engineering Lab, Four Startups and Counting

TARA is just one of four companies to spin out of biomedical engineering professor Gordana Vunjak-Novakovics lab since 2008.More

May 29 2019 video credit: Kacey Ronaldson-Bouchard and Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic image credit: Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic

Fulbright Recipient Samuel Castro 19 to Conduct Research in Mozambique

As the winner of a Fulbright scholarship, Samuel Castro 19 will soon spend nine months in Mozambique exploring how to reduce transmission of HIV from pregnantMore

May 24 2019 By Jesse Adams Photo courtesy of Samuel Castro

Columbia Engineering graduates are uniquely equipped to help humanity flourish, said esteemed speakers at the Class Day celebration on May 20.More

May 21 2019 By Jesse Adams Photo Credit: Eileen Barroso

DSIs Newest Center To Host the 2019 New York Scientific Data Summit

New Progress in Stem-Cell-Free Regenerative Medicine

Storms Leave Trail of Debris And Waterlogged Cities

New Hearing Aid May Solve Cocktail Party Problem

We Might Finally be Able to Safely Drink Salt Water

Scientists Figure Out New Way to Remove Salt From Water

Celebrating 150 Years of Columbia Engineering

Take a walk back through history to see some of the milestones and achievements that made The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science the institution it is today.

Celebrating 150 Years of Columbia Engineering

Take a walk back through history to see some of the milestones and achievements that made The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science the institution it is today.

Our visionColumbia Engineering for Humanitysets a bold path for a sustainable, healthy, secure, connected, and creative humanity. It is exemplified by the pioneering work our faculty and students are doing across departments and disciplines, in partnership with sister schools, institutes, government, and industry. We have never been more optimistic about the role engineering can play in the service of society and in bringing those advances to the many challenges facing our world. See the impact Columbia Engineering is having today. Soundtrack by $3.33

The Columbia Electrochemical Energy Center Launch

Columbia Engineering has launched a new research center, the Columbia Electrochemical Energy Center (CEEC), to address energy storage and conversion using batteries and fuel cells in transformative ways. Watch how the center tackles new energy solutions from atoms to the grid. This multi-faceted approach is driven by collaborations between participants from many disciplines.

The department is home to such diverse research activities as biomechanics, mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, control and robotics, manufacturing, energy systems, MEMS, and nanotechnology. Our faculty members have distinguished themselves internationally through a wide-ranging array of groundbreaking research areas and activities, including: robotics, smart machines, nanomaterials, morphogenesis and tissue development, and sustainable systems.

COSMOS: a new generation of wireless technologies

The National Science Foundation (NSF) with industry partners is investing $100 million to advance next generation wireless networks. Led by Columbia Engineering with research partners at Rutgers, and NYU, the platform, called COSMOS, will be a testbed in West Harlem for data-intensive applications, virtual reality, and smart cities.

The Robotics And Rehabilitation (RoAR) Lab develops innovative robots and methods to help humans relearn, restore, or improve functional movements. The lab is housed both in Engineering and Medical campuses of Columbia University. Led by Dr. Sunil Agrawal, the lab works actively with clinical faculty from Columbia University Medical Center and hospitals around New York City. Human studies have targeted elderly subjects and patients with stroke, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, Parkinsons disease, ALS, and others.

With a $15.8M DARPA grant, Dr. Kenneth Shepards lab is revolutionizing brain-computer interfaces using silicon electronics. Read the full story on our website.

Shape Shifters: Inside Karen Kaszas Living Materials Lab

Karen Kasza, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, won the prestigeous NSF Early Career award for her proposal on Biophysical Mechanisms Underlying the Generation of Tissue Structure and Mechanics during Drosophila Development. Kasza, who joined the School in 2016, uses approaches from engineering, biology, and physics to understand and control how cells self-organize into functional tissues with precise mechanical and structural properties. She is particularly focused on discovering fundamental physical and biological mechanisms that underlie tissue morphogenesishow shape and form are generated in biological materials. Because many genes and cell behaviors are shared by fruit flies and humans, she is using Drosophila (the fruit fly) as the model organism in these studies.