Research Centers

The Cockrell School of Engineering has numerous formal organized research units that coordinate and promote faculty and student research extending across and beyond the school. These units also provide and maintain specialized research facilities for faculty within a designated field that are usually available to external users. Institutes have the broadest interdisciplinary reach and generally involve faculty from several colleges and schools. Centers and laboratories, while interdisciplinary by design, tend to be identified primarily with one discipline.

Center for Aeromechanics Research

Center for Energy & Environmental Resources

Center for Engineering Education

Center for Mechanics of Solids, Structures & Materials

Center for Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering

Center for Research in Water Resources

Center for Space Research

Center for Transportation Research

Construction Industry Institute

Phil M. Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory 

Microelectronics Research Center

NASCENT Center

Texas Materials Institute

Wireless Networking & Communications Group

Affiliated Research Units

Applied Research Laboratories

Center for Electromechanics

The Energy Institute

Center for Perceptual Systems

Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology

Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences

Federally Funded Research Centers

Frontiers of Subsurface Energy Security - Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC)

Understanding Charge Separation and Transfer at Interfaces in Energy Materials and Devices (CST) - Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC)

Center for Layered Polymeric Systems (CLIPS) - NSF Science & Technology Center

The Center for Predictive Engineering and Computational Sciences (PECOS) - DOE Funded Center of Excellence

Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics I/UCRC - NSF-sponsored Industry/University Cooperative Research Center)

Intelligent Maintenance Systems I/UCRC - NSF-sponsored Industry/University Cooperative Research Center

Facilities

Research centers available to external users:

Advanced Manufacturing Center

Center for Aeromechanics Research

Center for Research in Water Resources

Center for Transportation Research

Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology

Microelectronics Research Center

Texas Materials Institute

 

Contact Us

Dr. John G. Ekerdt
Associate Dean for Research
512-471-2125

Marie King
Administrative Associate
512-471-2125

Joey S. Walker
Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
512-471-5450

Reggie W. Crim
Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
512-471-2890