Centers & Institutes

The College of Engineering is home to over 25 research centers which support vibrant research activities in a wide variety of critical technology areas. Most of our research centers were established in collaboration with and with major support from our industry partners. In September 2018, the Innovation Partnership Building (IPB) at the UConn Tech Park was inaugurated and provided a new home for many of these centers. IPB now serves as the gateway for industry collaborations across the University.

Following is a list of Engineering-led research centers with links to additional information:

  1. Air Force Research Laboratory – Research in Advanced Manufacturing (AFRL-RAM)
  2. Center for Biomedical & Bioengineering Innovation
  3. Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2)
  4. Center for Materials Processing Data (CMPD)
  5. Center for Science of Heterogeneous Additive Printing of 3D Materials (SHAP3D)
  6. Collins Aerospace Systems Center for Advanced Materials
  7. Connecticut Advanced Computing Center (C3)
  8. Comcast Center of Excellence for Security Innovation
  9. Center for Hardware and Embedded Systems Security and Trust (CHEST)
  10. Synchrony Financial Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity
  11. VoTeR: Center for Voting Technology Research
  12. Connecticut Center for Applied Separations Technology (CCAST)
  13. Connecticut Transportation Institute (CTI)
  14. Connecticut Advanced Pavement Lab (CAP Lab)
  15. Connecticut Training and Technical Assistance Center
  16. Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center (CTSRC)
  17. Digital Design Research, Analysis, and Manufacturing Center

  18. Enterprise Solution Center
  19. Connecticut Manufacturing Simulation Center (CMSC)
  20. Quiet Corner Innovation Cluster (QCIC)
  21. Proof of Concept Center (POCC)
  22. Connecticut Manufacturing Resource Center (CMRC)
  23. Eversource Energy Center (EEC)
  24. IN-siTu/Operando Electron Microscopy (InToEM)
  25. National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology (NIUVT)
  26. Nursing and Engineering Innovation Center

  27. Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center
  28. Reverse Engineering Fabrication Inspection & Non-Destructive Evaluation (REFINE)
  29. UConn Thermo Fisher Scientific Center for Advanced Microscopy and Materials Analysis (CAMMA)
  30. Pratt & Whitney Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering

Additional Engineering-Related University Centers / Initiatives

Following is a list of University centers that directly support Engineering education and research.

  1. Engineering for Human Rights Initiative
  2. Innovation Partnership Build at the UConn Tech Park
  3. Institute of Materials Science
  4. Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation