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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Research

Centers, Institutes, and Labs

The Voiland College is uniting the best minds across disciplines and addressing ambitious goals. Researchers are conducting important work in the areas of advanced materials, air and water resources, sustainable infrastructure, catalysis, and the smart electric power grid.

Alexandra Navrotsky Institute for Experimental Thermodynamics
Working to understand the fundamental and general reaction mechanisms on surfaces and in pores for rational design and synthesis of nanostructured materials with unique functionality and high performance.

Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach
Applying innovative technologies and management tools to the challenges of global climate change and environmental sustainability.

Center for Materials Research
Finding interdisciplinary answers to advanced materials science problems.

Energy Systems Innovation Center
Uniting research faculty, business leaders, and governmental organizations to address the demand for clean, reliable energy, including using Smart Grid technology to make the power system more efficient, responsive, and secure.

Institute for Shock Physics
Examining and understanding physical and chemical changes in solids and liquids under very rapid and large compressions.

Laboratory for Atmospheric Research
Conducting air quality research, emphasizing biosphere/atmosphere interactions and regional air quality measurements and modeling.

Smart Environments Research Center
Making the environments in which we live and work safer, healthier and more productive through advanced data analytics and adaptive systems.

Sports Science Laboratory
Investigating the dynamics of bat and ball collisions to help regulating agencies better understand equipment performance through experimental testing and numeric models.

State of Washington Water Research Center
Conducting and facilitating applied water-related research, educating future water professionals, and connecting the academic community, water resource managers, and water stakeholders.

WSU-PNNL Advanced Grid Institute
Enhancing the resilience of the power grid to withstand all hazards, including natural disasters and malicious threats.

WSU-PNNL Bioproducts Institute
Combining comprehensive analytic tools with plant sciences, biotechnology, catalysis, and materials science to create innovative, economical, and environmentally friendly, engineered, bio-based materials and value-added chemicals.

Affiliated Research Groups

Learn about work being done by other research groups in the Voiland College: