By providing a creative and innovative environment, the Clark School fosters fearless ideas and enables students, staff, and faculty to work on society’s most challenging problems in energy, healthcare, and security in a manner that enhances local, state, and national economic development. 

Additive and Advanced Manufacturing

Assistant Professor Ryan Sochol and undergraduate researcher Aaman Mengis use nano 3D printing technology to study the migration behavior and mechanical forces of living cells in the Department of Mechanical Engineering's Bioinspired Advanced Manufacturing (BAM) Lab.

Autonomy and Robotics

Researchers in the Maryland Robotics Center and Department of Mechanical Engineering have created bio-inspired robots the size of an insect with magnetically actuated legs capable of variable gaits.

Bioengineering, Biomedical Devices, and Health Sciences

Professor John Fisher and graduate student Che-Ying Kuo from the Fischell Department of Bioengineering helped create the first ever 3D bioprinted placenta models to help study preeclampsia, a life-threatening pregnancy complication. 

Cybersecurity, Data Sciences, and Analytics

Faculty, researchers, and students in the Clark School are part of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center, which was created to facilitate a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to cybersecurity with particular strengths in the areas of cryptography, programming-language and software security, behavioral aspects of security, empirical security, and cybersecurity economics.

Transportation, Infrastructure Renewal, and Disaster Resilience

Research in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering's National Transportation Center explores all facets of transportation infrastructure, technology, and policy to improve national transportation systems.

Energy and Sustainability

A new ambient temperature diagnostic imaging technique developed by Assistant Professor Marina Leite and her team in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering helps make it possible to find and correct inefficiencies in solar cells. 

Quantum Optics, Communication, and Computing

Research like that of Assistant Professor Mohammad Hafezi in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is exploring the unique behavior of quantum systems to develop new data processing advances and create new exotic states of light.

Virtual and Augmented Reality

The virtual reality scenarios carried out in the Hybrid-System Integration and Simulation Lab are used to evaluate and improve patient monitoring systems in hospitals.