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UConn Partnering Center and Institutes

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:

  • The Institute of Materials Science (IMS) – The Institute of Materials Science (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.  To learn more about IMS click here.
  • Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering (CESE) – Environmental problems may be the greatest challenges facing society in the 21st century. These problems—the spread of infectious diseases, loss of biodiversity, deterioration of air and water quality, loss of soil fertility, and impacts of pollution—are complex and pervasive. They require multidisciplinary and integrated study to understand the operations of environmental systems, as well as the principles that guide remediation, restoration, management, and policy. The University of Connecticut—a Research One University, as well as a land grant and sea grant institution—contributes significantly to the resolution of these problems by providing science-based perspectives on long-term sustainability, especially in a world characterized by change and uncertainty.  To learn more about CESE click here.
  • Pratt and Whitney Center of Excellence in Aerospace Systems – UConn is one of the seven Centers of Excellence Pratt & Whitney established with universities across the U.S. It focuses on a range of projects involving gas turbine propulsion and related aerospace technologies.

To view a compressive list of UConn engineering and interdisciplinary centers click here.