Advanced Manufacturing Centers

The University of Texas at Austin in partnership with the University of New Mexico and the University of California, Berkeley

NASCENT intends to create high throughput, reliable, and versatile nanomanufacturing systems that will revolutionize future-generation mobile computing and energy devices.

Iowa State University in partnership with Rice University, the University of California, Irvine, the University of New Mexico, the University of Virginia, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison

CBiRC reduces dependence on petro-chemical feedstocks by integrating biological and chemical catalysis systems to produce biorenewable chemicals.

Graduated Centers (Self-sustaining)

Particle Engineering Research Center

With eighteen years of experience in the research, development and facilitated commercialization of particulate based systems, PERC is now looking forward to an exciting future, innovating and transforming particle science and technology advances into useful applications for sustained societal well-being.

Engineering Research Center for Net Shape Manufacturing

Develop the fundamentals and technology needed to manufacture discrete parts from high-strength and low-weight materials to net or near net dimensions at reduced cost and lead times using sheet metal forming and forging methods

iPRIME: Industrial Partnership for Research in Interfacial and Materials Engineering

Engage scientists and engineers in a pre-competitive, non-proprietary and collaborative industry-university partnership environment enabling member companies to delve into the fundamental science behind their products and processes

ERC for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems

Develop methods and technological tools needed to enhance enterprise responsiveness to global markets, by introducing cost-effective changeable manufacturing systems with in-line product quality evaluation

Institute for Systems Research

Pursue systems research, with an emphasis on advanced strategies for high-level synthesis and analysis of complex, multidisciplinary engineering systems, using model-based systems engineering techniques

Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Film

Provide an integrated research and education environment for the systems-oriented study of high performance fibers, films, and composites for applications ranging from military to medical uses 

Institute for Complex Engineered Systems

Identify, seed, and grow new areas of multidisciplinary research in complex engineered materials, devices, processes, and systems

SRC ERC for Environmentally Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing

Develop a methodology for incorporating Environmental, Safety & Health (ESH) factors as design parameters in the development of new processes, tools, and protocols for semiconductor manufacturing

ERC for Structured Organic Particulate Systems

C-SOPS is designing the future of pharmaceutical products and processes.

ERC for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power

CCEFP develops new compact and highly efficient fluid power systems that will enable energy savings in the agriculture, mining, health, construction and transportation sectors.

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