Graduated Centers (Self-sustaining)

Graduated Centers (Self-sustaining)

Bioengineering Educational Technologies

VaNTH is engaged in efforts to transform bioengineering education by developing, implementing, and assessing educational processes, materials, and learning technologies.

Center for Biofilm Engineering

Inspired by fundamental discoveries about microbial communities on surfaces, the CBE develops solutions to industrially relevant biofilm problems and engineers uses for beneficial microbial biofilms

Biotechnology Process Engineering Center

Integrating life sciences and bioprocess engineering with the goal of producing advanced manufacturing technologies

Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology

Develop surgical systems that integrate novel computer and human/machine interface technologies that will revolutionize surgical procedures, extending the surgeon's abilities to achieve better outcomes at lower costs

Regenerative Engineering and Medicine Center

Integrate engineering technologies, biological discoveries, and clinical expertise and infrastructure so as to fundamentally transform the treatment of human diseases and injuries through the development and translation of new technologies that enhance the body’s ability to heal itself

University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials ERC

UWEB brings together a cross-disciplinary team of scientists, biologists, engineers, researchers and physicians, as well as industry leaders, to exploit specific biological mechanisms in the development of medical innovations.

Biomimetic MicroElectronic Systems ERC

BMES is developing transformative neural prostheses using novel biomimetic microelectronic systems based on fundamental principles of biology and engineering.

ERC for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials

RMB is developing the fundamental knowledge and technology needed to advance biocompatible and biodegradable metal-based, implantable systems with feedback control for reconstruction and regeneration.

Graduated Centers (Self-sustaining)

Mid-America Earthquake Center

Develop methodologies and application tools for quantifying and mitigating the effects of earthquakes, especially in the central USA, and other low-probability, high-consequence earthquakes. Establish global alliances for assessment and intervention at both the systems and societal levels to protect communities vulnerable to earthquake effects

Offshore Technology Research Center

Provide technology, expertise and services needed for the development of drilling, production and transportation systems that enable the safe and economically viable exploitation of hydrocarbon resources in deep and ultra-deep water

Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems Engineering Research Center

Research and develop the technologies required to support sustainable infrastructure systems by addressing engineering opportunities in critical areas, including resistance to deterioration and resiliency to extreme events

Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center

PEER's mission is to develop, validate, and disseminate performance-based seismic design technologies for buildings and infrastructure to meet the diverse economic and safety needs of owners and society. PEER's research defines appropriate performance targets, and develops engineering tools and criteria that can be used by practicing professionals to achieve those targets, such as safety, cost, and post-earthquake functionality.

Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research

Dedicated to the discovery and development of new knowledge, tools, and technologies that equip communities to become more disaster-resilient in the face of earthquakes and other extreme events

Advanced Combustion Engineering Research Center

Develop, apply, and transfer advanced combustion technology to industry through fundamental engineering research and educational programs aimed at the solution of critical combustion problems

Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management Systems Center

FREEDM is developing an electric energy distribution infrastructure system with plug and play capabilities for renewable sources and energy storage systems—i.e., develop a "Smart Grid."

Graduated Centers (Self-sustaining)

Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSensing and Systems

Advance the design, fabrication, and breadth of the applications for sensor-driven microsensors and systems through research, education, and interactions with industry

The Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems

Revolutionize existing technology for detecting and imaging biomedical and environmental-civil objects or conditions that are underground, underwater, or embedded in the human body to solve important real-world problems such as non-invasive breast cancer detection, underground pollution assessment, and explosives threat detection

Center for Power Electronics Systems

Provide leadership through global collaborative research and education for creating electric processing systems of the highest value to society

Integrated Media Systems Center

The mission of IMSC is to realize "Geo-Immersion," a new computing paradigm that enables humans to capture, model, and integrate real-world BIG data into a geo-realistic virtual replica of the world for immersive data access, querying, and analysis

High Performance Computing Collaboratory

Advancing the state-of-the-art in computational science and engineering using high performance computing; a common approach to research that embraces a multi-disciplinary, team-oriented concept; and a commitment to a full partnership between education, research, and service

Micro and Nanotechnology Lab

Provide advanced equipment to create, support, and sustain an environment that facilitates advanced research in nanophotonics, micro and nanoelectronics, MEMS and NEMS, and biomedical applications of nanotechnology

3D Systems Packaging Research Center

Exploratory research by faculty and graduate students with particular focus on: 1) leading-edge electronic and bio-electronic systems research, 2) cross-discipline education of students, and 3) industry collaborations with global companies focusing on a transformative systems technology called System-On-Package, pioneered by the Center

Data Storage Systems Center

Developing innovative technologies for the next generation of hard disk drives and nonvolatile memory systems

ERC on Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and the Environment

MIRTHE develops knowledge, technologies, and engineered systems based on mid-infrared (mid-IR) trace-gas spectroscopy that will provide unprecedented optical and chemical sensing capabilities for environmental monitoring, homeland security and medical diagnostics.

ERC for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere

CASA strives to Revolutionize our ability to observe, understand, and predict hazardous weather by creating distributed collaborative adaptive sensing (DCAS) networks that sample the atmosphere where and when end-user needs are greatest.


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.