Smart and Resilient Cities

Researchers in this area investigate innovative system design, novel modeling approaches, advanced control strategies, sustainable materials, distributed sensing, and monitoring techniques to build smart and resilient cities. This research has applications within sustainable and resilient structures, renewable energy generation, resilient buildings and community energy systems, smart and connected communities, and resilient coast cities, among others.

Research labs focused on this research area include:

Ongoing research includes the following:

(Funding bodies in parentheses; Penn State architectural engineering faculty names bolded.)



Globally recognized as a leading architectural engineering department, the mission of the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State is to advance the built environment through the development of world-class architectural engineers and research. The vision of the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State is to lead the world in innovative education and research to achieve high-performing built environments. Our program emphasizes the scientific and engineering aspects of planning, designing, and constructing buildings, providing our architectural engineering graduates with outstanding education and research opportunities. 

Department of Architectural Engineering

104 Engineering Unit A

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-6394