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Centers & Laboratories

Research Centers affiliated with ECE

Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT)

a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence that is conducting transformational research and technology development for effective detection, mitigation and response to the explosives related threats facing the nation.

The ALERT research program is derived from a top-down understanding of societal issues related to explosive detection, mitigation, and response. These issues can be crystallized by considering a set of "Grand Challenges". These challenges in turn inform and drive the ALERT research program through an organizing three-level strategy which includes four core fundamental science research thrusts: Explosives Characterization (F1), Explosives Sensors (F2), Explosive Sensor Systems (F3), and Blast Mitigation (F4).


Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (Gordon-CenSSIS)

a multi-university National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center dedicated to revolutionizing the detection of biomedical and environmental-civil objects or conditions that are underground, underwater, or embedded within cells or inside the human body.

The Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems was founded in 2000. Its mission is to develop new technologies to detect hidden objects and to use those technologies to meet real-world subsurface challenges in areas as diverse as noninvasive breast cancer detection and underground pollution assessment.


Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN)

a National Science Foundation Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, developing tools and processes to enable high-rate/high-volume bottom-up, precise assembly of nanoelements (such as carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles) and polymer nanostructures.


Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing (CIBC)

is dedicated to producing open-source software tools for biomedical image-based modeling, biomedical simulation and estimation, and the visualization of biomedical data.


Center for Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems (TANMS)

works to engineer a revolution in miniature electromagnetic electronics through development of a new class of nanoscale multiferroic materials.


Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks (CURENT)

a multi-university National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center, jointly supported by NSF and the Department of Energy. Its mission is to build a more reliable, secure and efficient electric grid transmission system that uses renewable energy sources.


Institute of Information Assurance (IIA)

focuses on protecting the integrity and security of information and reducing the vulnerability of hardware and software systems to attacks.

Laboratories & Groups