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Research alongside renowned faculty on engineering and applied science projects funded by government agencies, foundations and private companies. SMU Lyle supports innovative new research through seed funding bridges the gap between ideas and external funding. We combine our expertise and seek out collaborators to enable novel research with societal impact.


Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The SMU Lyle Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF) exposes students to cutting-edge scientific research conducted by Lyle and SMU faculty. This opportunity is most valuable to students who wish to participate in research with faculty with the intent to apply to graduate school or who are curious about engineering research relevant to technological advancement.

Lyle Research News

SMU Lyle nanorobotics professor awarded prestigious research grant to make gene therapy safer Kim

SMU Lyle nanorobotics professor awarded prestigious research grant to make gene therapy safer

SMU nanotechnology expert MinJun Kim and his team have been awarded a $1.8 million, R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Centers & Institutes

Caruth Institute for Engineering Education

Empowering U.S. high school graduates with enthusiasm and knowledge to pursue the engineering careers required to compete in a global economy.

Caruth Institute

Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security

Advancing the science, policy, application and education of cyber security through basic and problem-driven, interdisciplinary research.

Deason Institute

Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity

A national and international hub partnering with business leaders, academia, NGOs and government to develop solutions for local and global challenges.

Hunt Institute

Hart Center for Engineering Leadership

At the Hart Center, we pair an elite technical education with exceptional leadership and professional development skills to produce world-changing engineers.

Hart Center