Research Centers & Labs
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:
- Automotive Research Center (ARC)
- Center for Future Architectures Research (CFAR)
- Center for Laser-Aided Intelligent Manufacturing (CLAIM)
- Center for Photonics and Multiscale Nanomaterials (C-PHOM)
- Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion: Energy Frontier Research Center (CSTEC)
- Center for Ultrafast Optical Science (CUOS)
- Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSensing and Systems (WIMS2)
- Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS)
- Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory (EMAL)
- Ground Robotics Reliability Center (GRRC)
- Integrated Circuits Lab (MICL)
- Robert H. Lurie Nanofabrication Facility (LNF)
- Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering (MIPSE)
- NSF Engineering Research Center for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems (ERC RMS)
- PRedictive Integrated Structural Materials Science Center (PRISMS)
- Solid State Electronics Lab (SSEL)
- S.M. Wu Manufacturing Research Center (Wu-MRC)
To find out about more Michigan Engineering research centers and labs, use the website links above, review an additional list on the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education (ADRGE) website or contact the ADRGE 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.