Engineering Offers the Latest in State-of-the-Art Research Centers, Facilities, and Institutes
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering is at the forefront of engineering education and innovative technological research and development. Home to five academic departments, and affiliated with more than a dozen research centers and state-of-the-art experimental facilities, the School generates the latest in scientific research.
The School’s faculty is also active in the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic, the Biotechnology Resource Facility, the
The Advanced Power and Energy Program 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 is the first of its kind in the nation; this center provides a forum for fuel cell technology research, development and industry-scale demonstration.
The UCI Combustion Laboratory supports research and development of continuous combustion technology, including gas turbines, boilers, furnaces and related technologies.
The Beckman Laser Institute, a 37,000 sq. ft. facility, is dedicated exclusively to developing the full potential of lasers and related photonic systems for biomedical applications. The BLI is a division in the Department of Surgery in the
The Biotechnology Resource Facility, which is part of the
The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, a two-campus multidisciplinary research institute, integrates UCI and UCSD faculty expertise with industry insight. Calit2 seeks innovative information technology approaches that will benefit society and ignite economic development in a wide range of areas, including the environment, transportation, emergency management, healthcare, global economics, education and entertainment.
The Center for Aerospace Research and Education is dedicated to the development of innovative computational methods to address mechanical and aerospace engineering problems.
The Center for Computer Modeling in Engineering was developed to bring researchers together to cultivate stronger multidisciplinary programs for the advancement of computational modeling capabilities.
The Center for Embedded Computer Systems focuses on the emerging theory and technology of embedded systems. The center emphasizes research and development of automotive, medical and communications applications.
The Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing was developed to improve hydrologic prediction through development and refinement of hydrologic models and use of advanced observations, particularly from remote sensing sources.
The Center for Pervasive Communications and Computing, supported by a gift from Broadcom Corp. and Conexant Systems Inc., this center conducts research and development in broadband communications technology.
The Facility for RF Design and Characterization is a multidisciplinary facility for the characterization and measurement of high-frequency systems ranging from the front-end to the antenna.
The Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility is a world class facility dedicated to the research and development of technology for integrated micro and nanosystems through research, education and outreach.
The Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics is a national research resource center for biomedical fluorescence spectroscopy, which provides a state-of-the-art laboratory for fluorescence measurements with technical assistance to visiting scientists: local, national, and international.
The Nanomaterials Characterization and Fabrication Facility is a university-wide user facility that includes advanced microscopy, polymer materials characterization, and micro- and nano-fabrication, offerering state-of-the-art instrumentation for BioMEMs and the analysis of material structure, composition, defects, surface and phase transition. These instruments include SEM, TEM, FIB, AFM, XRD, FT-IR, TGA, DSC, porosimeter and nanoimprinter, as well as specimen preparation equipment.
The Spray and Droplet Science and
The Structural Engineering Testing Hall is 80 ft. by 50 ft., and houses a reaction floor 70 ft. by 50 ft. on plan, a reaction wall 60 ft. long by 22 ft. high, an overhead traveling crane, and a MTS dynamic load system.