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Centers & 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.

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 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.

Center for Transportation & Livable Systems — U.S. Department of Transportation-funded center supporting research on “sustainable and livable transportation systems for smart growth.”

Center for Voting Technology Research — advises state agencies in the use of electronic election technologies, investigates voting solutions and voting equipment, and develops and recommends safe use procedures for electronic systems used in the electoral process.

Comcast Center of Excellence for Security Innovation — Leads research, teaching and workforce development in hardware, software and network security.

Connecticut Manufacturing Simulation Center (CMSC)established through a partnership of UCONN, Connecticut Innovations, and the United States Economic Development Administration.

Connecticut Transportation Institute — context-sensitive design, land use/transportation interaction, transportation safety and multi-modal planning.

Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center — supports the Connecticut Department of Transportation in developing and maintaining a state of the art crash data entry, collection and safety analysis system.

Engineering Diversity and Outreach Center – established in 1987 as a unit within the School of Engineering, the Minority Engineering program (MEP) provided academic support services for African American, Hispanic, and Native American engineering students.

Eversource Energy Center — a dynamic partnership where state-of-the-art research, technology and software are solving real-world challenges for electric customers where weather, climate and energy intersect.

FEI Center for Advanced Microscopy and Materials Analysis — The center focuses on the advanced characterization of materials, which has nearly limitless applications, ranging from clean energy and alternative fuels, to advanced manufacturing technology; semiconductors; vaccine development; and the development of medical devices.

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.

Institute of Materials Science — advanced materials R&D, characterization and testing center that also provides materials-related technical outreach to Connecticut industry.

UTAS Center for Advanced Materials — focuses on materials genomics, materials characterization, and advanced manufacturing.

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.