Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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The Department of Biomedical Engineering (School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) offers one of the most innovative engineering programs in the discipline. Being one of the youngest departments at the university, it has the advantage of carrying a strong interdisciplinary focus and industry-oriented teaching and research. The department aims to nurture young talent that seeks to devote itself to a better understanding of human physiology and development of biotechnology to effectively tackle diseases. The 17 dedicated faculty members of the department bring vast experience in research to the classroom and ensure that their students have an edge over their competitors when they enter the professional world.  Around 3 research centers in the department allow the department to be the meeting spot for scientists, innovators, and entrepreneurs.  

Programs Available:

  • list items MS and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Biomolecular Engineering
  • list items Physical and Engineering Biology
  • list items Biomedical Imaging
  • list items Tissue Engineering
  • list items Biomechanics
  • list items Drug Delivery
  • List of Labs:  

  • list items The Image Processing and Analysis Center
  • list items Yale Magnetic Resonance Research Center
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    Chemical and Environmental

    The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering has earned the reputation of being a fertile ground for the development of emerging sub-disciplines in chemical engineering. 16 full-time faculty members bring to the table a wide array of research interests. They have a knack for bringing the best out of their students by making them realize the worth of their ideas through practical exposure and guidance throughout their research experience.

    The department conducts its chemical engineering programs with a strong focus on the sustainable future of humanity and concentrates on the molecular chemistry for the development of new solutions. Strong industry linkages and state-of-the-art research facilities make sure that Yale chemical engineers are a step ahead as they enter into their careers.

    A notable accomplishment of this department includes the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2002 won by Professor John Fenn.

    The department has also pioneered training and research in the field of environmental engineering by taking the most pressing environmental concerns head-on. Strong interdisciplinary focus, low faculty-student ratio, and dedicated industry-oriented engineering school mean that Yale environmental engineers are trained to think in interdisciplinary terms, thereby reorienting the applied sciences to the greatest challenges faced by humanity.

     The key research areas of the department are:

  • list items Physical and Chemical Processes for Water Quality Control
  • list items Aquatic and Environmental Chemistry
  • list items Transport and Fate of Chemical Substances in the Environment
  • list items Benign Alternative Chemicals and Materials, Environmental Engineering Microbiology
  • list items Green Engineering and Product Design, Environmental Nanotechnology
  • list items Chemical aspects of Wastewater Reuse; Membrane Processes for Desalination
  • list items Biological Processes for Water and Energy Production, Aerosol Science and Technology
  • list items Incineration of Toxic Wastes, Industrial Ecology, Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries.
  • Programs Available:

  • list items MS and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering
  • list items BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Biomolecular Engineering
  • list items Energy
  • list items Combustion
  • list items Water
  • list items Soft Matter & Complex Fluids
  • list items Sustainability
  • list items Interfacial Phenomena
  • list items Air
  • list items Nanomaterials
  • List of Labs: 

  • list items Center for Green Chemistry
  • list items Green Engineering at Yale
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    Computer Science

    The Department of Computer Science at Yale takes pride in being one of the leading places in the US actively contributing to science disciplines like engineering and mathematics and humanities disciplines like psychology, linguistics, and economics. The department believes that a strong emphasis on fundamental computer sciences is the doorway to broaden the scope of application of the discipline.

    Its 26 faculty members ensure that the students’ thinking and research efforts are channelized towards dealing with the most urgent problems faced by the global CS fraternity. They encourage the students to work on the major problems that act as roadblocks in the development of applied sciences through the use of computing-based solutions. It is no surprise that the department is revered as the hub of innovation and discovery at the School.

    Programs Available:

  • list items BA, BS, MS and Ph.D. in Computer Science
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Artificial Intelligence
  • list items Computer Graphics
  • list items Scientific computing and applied math
  • list items Computer Music
  • list items Social Robotics Lab
  • list items Algorithms and complexity theory
  • list items Distributed computing
  • list items Security and cryptography
  • list items Computer Systems and Networking
  • list items Computing and the arts
  • list items Technical Reports
  • list items Programming languages and compilers
  • list items Machine learning
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    Electrical/ Electronics

    The Department of Electrical Engineering has stood at the forefront of innovation in delivering training and producing solutions to the industry in one of the broadest engineering disciplines. A healthy faculty-student ratio ensures that the faculty is able to bring the best out of its students by paying personal attention and by channelizing their energies into the most promising industry-driven research in electrical engineering.

    The department’s 22 faculty members ensure that the students adjust to the latest developments in the industry and electrical engineering discipline by introducing new courses and upgrading research centers and labs. To point out a notable achievement of the department faculty, Xia and Kramer-Bottiglio from the department were recently honored with the Presidential Award in Science and Technology. The strong interdisciplinary nature of the faculty’s areas of expertise means that students can freely contribute to other engineering disciplines by working on a broader set of problems.  

    Programs Available:

  • list items BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Signal Processing, Control & Communications
  • list items Microelectronics
  • list items Photonics
  • list items Nanostructures
  • list items Computer Engineering
  • List of Labs:

  • list items Yale Institute of Network Science (YINS)
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    The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science takes pride in creating thinkers of the future through its cutting-edge research-based programs. It is rooted in its long tradition of excellence and innovation in producing machine technologies that are efficient and long-lasting. The department has a faculty strength of 14. Each faculty member possesses rich experience in a mechanical engineering discipline and allied disciplines like chemical and electrical engineering that are tied closely to the emerging technologies and research trends in mechanical engineering.

    It believes in providing classroom education and industry-based practical experience to ensure their students a solid footing in their careers. Over the years, the faculty has devised unique teaching methods by offering regularly upgraded courses so that students can tailor their learning experience according to their interests. Xia and Kramer-Bottiglio, who have been associated with the department, were recently honored with the Presidential Award in Science and Technology.

    Programs Available:

  • list items BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Robotics, Mechatronics, and Human Machine Interface
  • list items Physical and Engineering Biology
  • list items Physics of Novel Materials
  • list items Combustion
  • list items Soft Matter & Complex Fluids
  • list items Amorphous materials
  • list items Fluid Mechanics
  • list items Interfacial Phenomena
  • list items Nanomaterials
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    Pure Sciences

    Yale is one of the most renowned universities in the US for studies in Pure Sciences. It has dedicated departments of Astronomy, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics. Each of these departments offers programs from undergraduate through doctoral research level. Yale’s approach to pure sciences is dictated by its strong emphasis on the fundamentals of science and the belief that the backbone of innovation and expansion of applied sciences lies in strong training in pure sciences. The programs have been designed keeping in mind the needs of industry, and students are offered ample choices to tailor their learning experience.

    Each department has a faculty that is engaged in active research, and their experience is the bridge between the academic world of students and the professional world of science. This ensures that Yale students of pure sciences not only are a step ahead of their competitors but also have the option to be on the driver’s seat in their career paths. Many students opt for research in a particular sub-discipline of a discipline centered around a specific problem after graduating from the departments. 

    Programs Available:

  • list items BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Astronomy, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics.