Affiliated Centers

Much of the research conducted within engineering takes place in dedicated research centers and institutes whose resources and equipment are uniquely adapted to a particular discipline. Engineering faculty, graduate students and undergraduates participate in advanced, multidisciplinary research with peers from other colleges and schools across campus within primarily the following centers and institutes. A few examples of collaborating centers are:

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Connecticut Center for Applied Separations Technologies (CCAST) is dedicated to supporting the separations industry by providing contract R&D services that identify energy and cost-efficient solutions for separations needs through thoughtful consideration of innovative materials, differentiating techniques & robust process design.


Eversource Energy Center  is a hub for interdisciplinary research, technology and software development, delivering important benefits for communities, businesses and municipalities by continually improving reliability and emergency response, and minimizing storm and other security event impacts.

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Reverse Engineering, Fabrication, Inspection and Non-Destructive Analysis (REFINE) - REFINE previously (Center for Hardware Assurance Security and Engineering lab/ CHASE LAB) is envisioned to be a world-class lab in areas of Reverse Engineering, Fabrication, Inspection and Non-destructive evaluation. REFINE houses a suite of state-of-the-art equipment such X-ray Microscopes, Focus Ion Beams and Scanning Electron Microscopes, Optical and Digital Microscopes, Probe Station and Failure Analysis tools and Circuit Edit and Debugging tools.

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Innovation Partnership Building at UConn Tech Park (IPB) is a high tech, state-of-the-art applied research facility that promotes expansion of industry partnerships and R&D and economic growth in the State of Connecticut. In our collaborations with small and large businesses alike, we leverage faculty expertise and unique high-tech instrumentation valued at over $45M. We invite you to partner with us.


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The Institute of Materials Science (IMS) - IMS was established in 1965 by the Connecticut General Assembly to maintain an advanced materials research center, provide superior graduate research education in the interdisciplinary fields of materials science and engineering, and provide materials-related technical outreach to Connecticut’s industries.

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National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology (NIUVT) - The National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technologies is a university-industry partnership that collaborates with the Navy to advance the capabilities of the next generation US undersea fleet by training innovative workforce and by accelerating the research, development, and transition of key enabling technologies.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Center for Advanced Microscopy and Materials Analysis (CAMMA) is one of the world’s foremost facilities for electron microscopy. Its nine microscopy instruments include the Titan Themis for sub-angstrom analysis of materials and the Talos TEM for simultaneous quantitative energy dispersive spectroscopy and analysis of the chemical composition of materials.


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