Our research, teaching and partnerships focus on multiple challenges, including:

Water, Health, and Food Security

Product Design, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain Management

Community Planning, Resilience, and Justice for a Changing Environment

Engineering Education and Accessibility Rights

Engineering Substances and Process Sustainability

Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Human Vulnerability

Engineering has profound implications for human societies, individuals, and the environment, yet engineering's traditional focus on shaping the physical and natural world has often underemphasized the human implications of engineering practice.

At the University of Connecticut, we are advancing education and research that bridges the human rights and engineering divide in ways unparalleled at any other university. We are teaching tomorrow's engineers risk management, climate resiliency, life-cycle analysis, and impact assessment in the classroom and through participatory research.

Our faculty specialize in research key to advancing human health, environmental sustainability, and industrial competitiveness. We work together to safeguard people and nature while advancing innovation on multiple fronts.

We train undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and industry partners through courses and research collaboration with UConn colleagues and international collaborators in the social sciences, humanities, business, agriculture and natural resources, and the arts -- across the United states, Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Our "Engineering for Human Rights Initiative" is a collaborative venture between UConn School of Engineering and the UConn Human Rights Institute. Learn more about how we are making human rights an integral component of effective engineering practice. For more information, contact Professor Jonanthon Mellor or Donald Swinton (Director of Development).