Supports discoveries in chemical and biochemical systems; environmental engineering and sustainability; bioengineering and engineering healthcare; and fundamental transport, thermal and fluid phenomena.
Advances the future of manufacturing, the design of innovative materials and building technologies, infrastructure resilience and sustainability, and tools and systems for decision-making, robotics and controls.
Promotes fundamental research in device and component technologies, power, controls, computation, networking, communications, and cyber technologies to support integration and networking of intelligent systems.
Targets important cutting-edge opportunities and long-term challenges for engineering that may address national needs, and supports multidisciplinary studies and facilities.
Invests in creation of 21st century engineers and discovery of technologies through transformational center-based research, research in education and inclusion, and research opportunities for students and teachers.
Invests in high-tech small businesses and collaborations between academia and industry to transform discoveries into innovative commercial technologies with societal benefits.