Associate Dean Lee Swindlehurst (left) and Richard Donovan

Research Administration

Despite its relative youth, the Samueli School of Engineering has already distinguished itself as one of the most dynamic and innovative institutions in the world. Southern California has always been a center of creativity, and our bright and talented engineering faculty are no different -- they are leaders in their disciplines and have achieved worldwide recognition for their research and creative activities. These activities are organized into four thrust areas within the school: Communications and Information Technology, Engineering for Human Health, Energy and Sustainability, and Advanced Manufacturing and Materials. Found within each of these thrusts are focused centers and projects that are at the forefront of today's technology and that address the most important and timely problems facing mankind today: 5G wireless communications, the "Internet of things," hybrid fuel cell vehicles, nanosystems and nanocomposites, microfluidics, cardiovascular technology, smart transportation systems, additive manufacturing, hydrometerology, urban water systems, just to name a few. The school is home to state-of-the-art experimental and computational infrastructure, occupying a half dozen buildings and nearly 300,000 square feet of space. 

The Samueli School of Engineering is particularly known for its collaborative nature, across disciplines within both the school and the university, as well as with our corporate partners and colleagues at other universities. Our engineering faculty have ongoing projects with researchers in nearly all schools on campus, including the Social, Physical, Biological and Computer Sciences, Medicine, Public Health and Business. We have working research relationships with many industry and academic institutions around the world, and are always seeking new partners and collaborations. If you're interested, give us a call, or better, stop by for a visit. It's always a beautiful day in sunny Orange County!

Lee Swindlehurst, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies

Contact Info

A. Lee Swindlehurst

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
(949) 824-1895

Richard Donovan

Assistant Director of Research Development
(949) 824-1977