Contact: Maureen Burns

Assistant Director Government and Foundation Relations

Michigan Engineering

(734) 763-3644

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Todd Austin, Director of The Center for Future Architectures Research (C-FAR)  Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing

Researchers at the multitude of Michigan Engineering centers and laboratories contribute to scientific knowledge and create solutions to the world's most pressing problems.

They’re exploring new materials to create highly efficient solar devices, unlocking plasma’s potential for water purification technology, developing ever-smaller transistors and computers, creating new materials — such as bendable concrete and wireless sensors that improve the country’s infrastructure and safety — and contributing to society through many other discoveries and innovations.

Learn more about our research centers and labs, including, among others:

To find out about more Michigan Engineering research centers and labs, use the website links above or contact the Associate Dean for Research office.

Many of our research centers receive significant support from governmental agencies and corporate partners.

Heart of the Solution: Energy Frontier Research Center



The Energy Frontier Research Center at the University of Michigan works on developing solar energy technology as a possible solution to the global energy crisis.