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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Centers, Institutes and Labs

Centers

Center for Advanced Studies in Adaptive Systems

The Center for Advanced Studies in Adaptive Systems (CASAS) serves to meet research needs around testing of the technologies using real data through the use of a smart homes environment located on the WSU Pullman campus. CASAS also works in partnership with the Smart Environments Research Center to make the environments in which we live and work safer, healthier and more productive through advanced data analytics and adaptive systems. Learn more.

Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites

The Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2) is bringing together university researchers and industry members to push the boundaries of renewable resources and establish new revenue creating processes and products. The center will focus on developing high-value biobased products from agricultural feedstocks. Learn more.

Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach

The Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach (CEREO) applies innovative technologies and management tools to the challenges of global climate change and environmental sustainability. Learn more.

Center for Materials Research

The Center for Materials Research (CMR) conducts interdisciplinary research in areas including atomic calculations, ceramic processing and characterization, environmental degradation, time resolved X-Ray analysis and super plasticity. Learn more.

Composite Materials & Engineering Center

The Composite Materials & Engineering Center (CMEC) develops new building materials from a range of recycled and virgin resources. They also develop innovative structural systems to effectively use new materials while maintaining economic viability and public safety. Learn more.

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. Learn more.

Smart Environments Research Center

The Smart Environments Research Center (SERC) works to make the environments in which we live and work safer, healthier, and more productive through the use of intelligent data analytics and adaptive systems. Learn more.

State of Washington Water Research Center

The State of Washington Water Research Center (SWWRC) conducts and facilitates applied water-related research, educates future water professionals, and connects the academic community, water resource managers, and water stakeholders. Learn more.

Washington Center for Asphalt Technology

The Center is one of about a dozen university-based asphalt technology labs around the country equipped to carry out bituminous and asphalt concrete testing in compliance with the newly adopted Superpave system. Superpave is a method to test performance of paving materials under specific environmental and engineering conditions. The lab features $500,000 in equipment for design of asphalt mixes to meet Superpave specifications. Learn more.

Washington State Transportation Research Center

The Washington State Transportation Research Center (TRAC) is a cooperative transportation research agency. Its members support TRAC to coordinate both state and commercial transportation research efforts and to develop research opportunities nationally and locally. Projects are related to bridges, environmental engineering, freeway and arterial management, intelligent transportation systems, and pavements. Learn more.

Institutes

Institute for Integrated Catalysis at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

The Institute for Integrated Catalysis at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory facilitates collaborative research and development in catalysts for a secure energy future. Learn more.

Institute for Sustainable Design

The Institute for Sustainable Design is responding to the challenge of creating a sustainable future through education, outreach, development of new knowledge, and interaction across disciplines. Learn more.

Labs

Bioproducts, Sciences & Engineering Laboratory (WSU Tri-Cities)

The Bioproducts, Sciences and Engineering Laboratory (BSEL) is a partnership between WSU and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) operated by Battelle. BSEL features the Biorefinery and the Combinatorial Catalysis Research Lab, plus a variety of laboratories and classrooms. Learn more.

Laboratory for Atmospheric Research

The Laboratory for Atmospheric Research (LAR) conducts air quality research, emphasizing biosphere/atmosphere interactions and regional air quality measurements and modeling. Learn more.

Sports Science Laboratory

The Sports Science Laboratory investigates and models the effects of sports-related injuries on the body, particularly for head trauma. Learn more.

W.M. Keck Biomedical Materials Research Lab

The W.M. Keck Biomedical Materials Research Lab’s bioengineering research is focused in two broad areas – materials and structures for implants and drug delivery, and micromachined ultrasonic transducers in biomedical imaging and therapeutics. Learn more.