Research Centers

Contact the Program Director for information on Research Opportunities within the Center.

Center for Biomechanical & Rehabilitation Engineering (CBRE)

The CBRE lab is focused on studying human mobility (including balance, posture and gait) for unimpaired as well as impaired populations.

Program Director: Dr. Lara Thompson,

Center of Excellence for Acoustic and Seismic Sensing of Urban Environments

Promotes and conducts high-level interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research in acoustic and seismic remote sensing of urban environments.

Program Director: Dr. Max Denis,

Center of Excellence for Renewable Energy (CERE)

Offers solutions through research, innovation, analysis, partners, and people. Provides hands-on experience in building innovative renewable energy systems to serve urgent national and international needs for electric service to electrify remote (off-grid) as well as grid-connected areas.

Program Director: Dr. Amir Shahirinia

NASA-MIRO: Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Space Technology & Applied Research at UDC (CAM-STAR)

The Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Space Technology & Applied Research (CAM-STAR) at the UDC will focus on research investigating various advanced manufacturing (AM) techniques and their application in Space Exploration Technology and Research.

Program Director: Dr. Jiajun Xu,

NSF-CREST: Center for Nanotechnology Research and Education (CNRE)

The CNRE uses UDC faculty’s core expertise in nanotechnology to establish a nationally recognized center of excellence to realize UDC’s goals of supporting B.S., M.S., Ph.D., and Postdoctoral level research and professional development.

Program Director: Dr. Pawan Tyagi,

SEAS Research Center

The SEAS Research Center performs research for large and small companies, government agencies, and organizations focused on solving engineering problems in partnership with SEAS.

Center Director: Dr. Paul Cotae,

Additive Manufacturing Post Processing Partnership (AMP3)

AMP3 is a consortium of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and Industry Partners led by the UDC Mechanical Engineering department.

NIST-PREP Professional Research Experience Program (PREP-UDC)

UDC student research assistants participate in research at NIST Gaithersburg to receive mentorship, training, and exposure to cutting-edge research and development efforts.