Proteins are fundamental building blocks of life that may hold the key to novel medical possibilities if engineering research can find a way to harness their unique powers.
The success of engineering research often depends on new discoveries within the theoretical realms of modern science, such as quantum mechanics.
Improving computer performance through advances in circuitry and electronic components, such as transistors, is one of the primary goals of much engineering research today.
A plethora of engineering research projects have focused on finding solutions to the sustainable energy problems now confronting countries around the world, including a recent study by a team of Rice University scientists.
Many novel celestial bodies are only intimately observable using instruments developed with engineering tools, such as NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, which recently spotted a gigantic rocky world that resembles our home planet.