The Samueli School is at the forefront of engineering education and innovative technological advancements and development. Home to or affiliated with more than a dozen research centers and experimental facilities, the Samueli School generates leading-edge, interdisciplinary scientific research and technology. Prominent centers include:
Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP) - provides education, research and development, beta testing, and demonstration to bring new energy technologies to market. Research is supported by the National Fuel Cell Research Center, the UCI Combustion Laboratory and the Beta Testing and Demonstration Laboratories (DTTF).
- The National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC) - the first of its kind in the nation, this center provides a forum for fuel cell technology research, development and industry-scale demonstration.
- UCI Combustion Laboratory - supports research and development of continuous combustion technology, including gas turbines, boilers, furnaces and related technologies.
Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (BLI) - a leading interdisciplinary center dedicated to optics and photonics in Biology and Medicine. As a campus-wide program, the BLI bridges Engineering and Medicine through state-of-the-art technology development, clinical translation, and commercialization of Biophotonic medical devices.