Engineering faculty participate in ground-breaking research at these interdisciplinary research centers.
Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation (JCATI) »
Supports the aerospace industry in Washington State by pursuing industry-university research, helping develop internship and research opportunities at aerospace firms for engineering and computer science students at Washington's public four-year colleges and universities, and identifying research and tech transfer opportunities that benefit the State's aerospace industry.
Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) »
An NSF-funded Engineering Research Center launched July 2011 to advance the integration of technologies with human neural systems. The center brings together leaders in robotics, neuroscience, computer science, and other disciplines. See also: launch announcement
National ESCA Surface Analysis Center for Biomedical Problems (NESAC/BIO) »
Develops and applies new surface analysis technologies for biomedical research.
Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching (CELT) »
Combines two missions: to conduct internationally recognized research in engineering learning and to promote teaching effectiveness in UW engineering classrooms.
Center for Workforce Development (CWD) »
Seeks to enhance the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women and underrepresented minorities in higher education and the workforce through research, evaluation, and programmatic initiatives as well as conducting research on the social and ethical implications of nanotechnology.
Center for Collaborative Technology »
An effort funded by Microsoft Research to develop the ConferenceXP platform and apply the technologies to a wide range of educational and collaborative scenarios.
Center for Design of Analog-Digital Integrated Circuits (CDADIC) »
One of the few research consortiums in the country that addresses problems associated with analog and mixed-signal research.
eScience Institute »
Dedicated to the support of research computing and to leadership in key areas of eScience expertise, including data mining, machine learning, and sensor networks. Addresses the emerging need to support data-centric, high performance computing.
Intel Science and Technology Center for Pervasive Computing »
A collaboration among Intel and university researchers to explore new technologies (such as personal robotics and "Trustworthy Wireless") to support the ubiquitous computing environments of the future.
Turing Center »
Investigates problems at the crossroads of natural language processing, data mining, Web search, and the Semantic Web.
Advanced Materials for Energy (AME) Institute »
Promotes sustainable and scalable energy solutions for the Pacific Northwest and beyond; emphasizes development of advanced materials for high efficiency energy conversion and storage within devices.
Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) »
A DOE-funded partnership between OSU and UW. UW will be responsible for tidal energy issues. The role of the center is to close key gaps in understanding of marine energy and to inform the public, regulators, research institutions, and device and site developers.
Plasma Science and Innovation Center »
Develops predictive capability for emerging concept experiments, allowing new experiments in fusion science and in other areas of plasma science without actual construction.
Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials in Transport Aircraft Structures (AMTAS) »
Seeks solutions to problems associated with existing, near- and long-term applications of composites and advanced materials for large transport commercial aircraft.
Institute of Advanced Materials and Technology (i-AMT) »
Facilitates interdisciplinary research in photonics, electronics, and magnetic materials; materials for energy generation and storage; biomaterials for the bio-nano interface; and multifunctional composites.
National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS) »
U.S. office for NIMS, based in Japan, conducts interdisciplinary research, graduate student exchange, and collaboration with U.S. companies. Partners include Materials Science & Engineering department.
See also: Advanced Materials for Energy (AME) Institute under Energy
Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute »
Will bring together faculty teams from across UW in the new Molecular Engineering & Sciences Building to catalyze translational research in the CleanTech and BioTech areas.
Microfabrication Facility »
A resource for industrial and academic researchers offering advanced microfabrication and characterization capabilities in 8,000 square feet of class 10,000 cleanroom space.
Center for Nanotechnology »
Research includes learning from nature at the nanoscale and developing novel tools for nanofabrication and studying cell operations at the nanoscale.
Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans) »
A Regional University Transportation Center (UTC) administered by the United States Department of Transportation; a hub for transportation research and education in the Pacific Northwest.
Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC) »
A collaboration among Washington State University, the University of Washington, and the Washington State Department of Transportation to coordinate both state and commercial transportation research efforts and to develop research opportunities nationally and locally.