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Engineering Research Centers (ERC)

NSF established the Engineering Research Centers program in 1984 to develop a new interdisciplinary culture in engineering research and education, in partnership with industry. The centers bring knowledge of industrial practices and needs to universities, and speed the translation of research into useful products and processes. The partnerships have educated and trained thousands of engineering graduates, who have strengthened the workforce and are skilled in the innovation process.

18 Research Assets Found :: Engineering Research Centers (ERC)

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Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management Systems Center

The Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management ERC seeks to revolutionize the nation's power grid....


Type: Program Centers
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Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering

The foundation for all systems CSNE develops is a robust and adaptive closed-loop interaction between human nervous systems and sensorimotor devices. ...


Type: Program Centers
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Urban Water Infrastructure ERC

The ERC for Re-inventing America¿s Urban Water Infrastructure aims to design water systems that will meet water needsand consume fewer resources....


Type: Program Centers
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Mid InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment Engineering Research Center

MIRTHE develops knowledge, technologies, and engineered systems based on mid-infrared trace-gas spectroscopy that will provide unprecedented optical and chemical sensing capabilities for environmental monitoring, homeland security and medical diagnostics....


Type: Program Centers
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Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems Engineering Research Center

CenSSIS) seeks to revolutionize the ability to detect and image biomedical and environmental-civil objects or conditions that are underground, underwater, or embedded within cells or inside the human body....


Type: Program Centers
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Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSystems Engineering Research Center

WIMS is focused on miniature low-cost integrated microsystems capable of measuring (or controlling) a variety of physical parameters, interpreting the data, and communicating with a host system over a bi-directional wireless link...


Type: Program Centers
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Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere Engineering Research Center

CASA is a multi-sector partnership among academia, industry, and government dedicated to engineering revolutionary weather-sensing networks....


Type: Program Centers
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Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Science and Technology Engineering Research Center

Exploring the development of compact coherent extreme ultraviolet sources and their applications in challenging scientific and technological problems...


Type: Program Centers
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Center for Integrated Access Networks Engineering Research Center

The vision of CIAN is to create transformative technologies for optical access networks where virtually any application requiring any resource can be seamlessly and efficiently aggregated and interfaced with existing and future core networks in a cost-effective manner. ...


Type: Program Centers
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Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center

The Smart Lighting ERC will develop light sources with adaptive functionality to transform the way that society uses light, through revolutionary advances in health care, communications, transportation, and energy...


Type: Program Centers
Image from a National Science Foundation-funded ERC.

Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management Engineering Research Center

The FREEDM system is the "internet for energy", it will transform the power industry in a similar way that the internet transformed the computer industry from the mainframe computer paradigm to the distributed computing we have today....


Type: Program Centers
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Compact and Efficient Fluid Power Engineering Resource Center

The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) is a network of researchers, educators, students and industry working together to transform the fluid power industry-how it is researched, applied and studied...


Type: Program Centers
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Structured Organic Particulate Systems Engineering Research Center

The Engineering Research Center for Structure Organic Particulate System (C-SOPS) brings together a cross-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists as well as industry leaders to improve the way pharmaceuticals, foods and agriculture products are manufactured....


Type: Program Centers
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Biorenewable Chemicals Engineering Research Center

Biorenewable Chemicals ERC (CBiRC) will transform the chemical industry by integrating biological and chemical catalysis to create a generalized framework for producing biorenewable chemicals....


Type: Program Centers
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Biomimetic MicroElectronic Systems

The vision is to develop the science and engineering of novel biomimetic microelectronic systems (BMES) based on fundamental principles of biology....


Type: Program Centers
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Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials Engineering Research Center

The vision of this ERC is revolutionizing metallic biomaterials and the underlying technologies, leading to engineered systems that will interface with the human body to prolong and improve quality of life. ...


Type: Program Centers
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Quality of Life Technology Engineering Research Center

The QoLT's mission is to transform lives in a large and growing segment of the population ¿ people with reduced functional capabilities due to aging or disability....


Type: Program Centers
Image from a National Science Foundation-funded ERC.

Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center

SynBERC's vision is to develop the foundational understanding and technologies to build biological components and assemble them into integrated systems to accomplish many particular tasks; to train a new cadre of engineers who will specialize in synthetic biology; and to educate the public about the benefits and potential risks of synthetic biology. In essense, we want to make biology easier to engineer....


Type: Program Centers
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