- Advanced Powertrain Systems
- Automotive Systems Integration
- Human Factors/HMI
- Manufacturing and Materials
- Vehicle Performance
- Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-Infrastructure Integration
- Vehicular Electronics
There are four strategic research areas within advanced powertrains: advanced engine concepts, powertrain integration/flexible drivelines, hybrid propulsion and electrification, and connectivity.
Students who chose to specialize in this area will look at a number of topics related to reducing the environmental impact of ground vehicles. This includes plug-in hybrid vehicles, new vehicle architecture using lightweight materials, hybrid electric vehicles, energy conversion and storage.