Research and Centers
Centers and Institutes
Much of the research conducted within engineering takes place in dedicated research centers and institutes whose resources and equipment are uniquely adapted to a particular discipline. Engineering faculty, graduate students and undergraduates participate in advanced, multidisciplinary research with peers from other colleges and schools across campus within primarily the following centers and institutes.
Engineering & Interdisciplinary Centers
Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center -- advancing the science and technology of AM techniques and equipment, and enabling businesses to explore AM for prototype development and integration within their manufacturing operations
Bioinformatics & Biocomputing Institute -- advancing biomedical and biological research using advanced computing techniques
Booth Engineering Center for Advanced Technology -- serving the computationally- and communications-intensive research needs of UConn researchers
Center for Clean Energy Engineering -- fundamental and applied R&D, education and outreach in sustainable and efficient energy systems, from energy conversion and fuels to power management
Center for Environmental Science and Engineering -- multidisciplinary research, education and outreach in environmental sciences, engineering, policy, and sustainability
Center for Transportation & Livable Systems -- U.S. Department of Transportation-funded center supporting research on "sustainable and livable transportation systems for smart growth"
Connecticut Transportation Institute -- context-sensitive design, land use/transportation interaction, transportation safety and multi-modal planning
UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering -- The Institute will serve as a hub for world-class research, project-based learning by globally-distributed teams of students, and industrial outreach activities focused on model-based systems engineering (MBSE) of complex systems that are built from, and depend upon, the synergy of computational and physical components.
Institute of Materials Science -- advanced materials R&D, characterization and testing center that also provides materials-related technical outreach to Connecticut industry
Center for Hardware Assurance, Security and Engineering (CHASE) -- unites commercial, academic and government expertise to enhance the nation's computer hardware assurance and security
Center for Information Assurance and Computer Systems Security (CIACSS) -- research in authorization and access control, cryptography and cryptanalysis, data security and privacy, information fusion and data mining for homeland security, and trustable computing systems
Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center (CTSRC) - supports the Connecticut Department of Transportation in developing and maintaining a state-of-the-art crash data entry, collection, and safety analysis system.
Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation -- developing advanced technologies related to energy storage, fuel cells, in-stream hydro, power management and distribution through contract research
Pratt and Whitney Center of Excellence in Aerospace Systems -- UConn is one of the seven Centers of Excellence Pratt & Whitney established with universities across the U.S. It focuses on a range of projects involving gas turbine propulsion and related aerospace technologies.