Office of Research & Graduate Programs
Kansas State University
College of Engineering
1048 Rathbone Hall
1701 Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506

P (785) 532-5844
F (785) 532-7810

Engineering Research and Graduate Programs

Associate Dean Noel Schulz

Welcome to the Engineering Research and Graduate Program Website! We are happy to assist you in discovering more about the Research and Graduate Programs at Kansas State’s College of Engineering. The Engineering Research and Graduate Program (ERGP) office is actively working to achieve K-State 2025 goals in areas of research, graduate programs, distance education, and safety.

The College of Engineering at Kansas State has vibrant research and graduate programs. In fiscal year 2012, the College of Engineering expended over $26M in external funds to support research projects. Faculty and staff collaborate with government agencies, state agencies, industry, and other educational partners in order to advance research, scholarly activities, engineering science, and discovery. Faculty members are active in presenting and publishing their research activities, as well as advancing graduate and undergraduate students in technical skills of research.

The College of Engineering has numerous research centers, groups, laboratories, institutes, and programs, as well as multi-disciplinary efforts within engineering and other colleges and universities around the world. Research focuses for the College of Engineering include:

  •  Energy, Environment & Sustainability
           Energy and Power
           Environment Applications
  •   Sensors, Systems & Networks
           Nuclear Engineering
           Biomedical Applications

  • Advanced Materials, Manufacturing and Processes

  • Cybersecurity & Big Data/High Performance Computing  

  • STEM Education     

Graduate Student activities in the College of Engineering are increasing. The Graduate Student Advisory Council advises the Dean's office on activities to help promote a positive learning environment for graduate students, including professional development seminars and networking activities.

K-State is active in distance education for graduate programs, offering over 130 classes annually. More information is available here. Additionally, the College of Engineering is committed to a safe work environment with coordinated training and review of work locations in order to sustain a healthy work setting.

Now is a great time to be part of the College of Engineering and experience our momentum in Research and Graduate Programs. If you have any questions related to Engineering Research or Graduate Programs, please contact us at


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