Affiliated Research Centers

Center for Aeromechanics Research (CAR)

The Center for Aeromechanics Research conducts computational, analytical and experimental research in supersonic and hypersonic aerodynamics, high temperature gas dynamics, turbulence, combustion, laser diagnostics, aeroelasticity and structural dynamics, control of flexible structures, and flight structures.

Center for Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Materials (CMSSM)

The Center for Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Materials promotes research addressing fundamental and applied issues in the broad field of mechanics of solids, structures and materials. The field of mechanics is playing an increasingly important role in the understanding of the mechanical behavior of new classes of materials at the macro, micro and nano levels including graphene, smart materials, meta materials, soft and biological materials, etc. The backgrounds and expertise of the Center's faculty bring together the necessary focus on theoretical, experimental, and numerical approaches necessary to solve many of today's new mechanical problems. 

Center for Space Research (CSR)

The Center for Space Research conducts research in orbit determination, space geodesy, the Earth and its environment, exploration of the solar system, as well as expanding the scientific applications of space systems data.

Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences

The Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences is an organized research unit created to foster the development of interdisciplinary programs in computational sciences and engineering (CSE), mathematical modeling, applied mathematics, software engineering, and computational visualization.

Applied Research Laboratories

Applied Research Laboratories at The University of Texas at Austin is a Department of Defense University-Affiliated Research Center that engages in sponsored research dedicated to improving our national security through applications of acoustics, electromagnetics and information sciences.

Center for Nanomanufacturing Systems for Mobile Computing and Mobile Energy Technologies (NASCENT)

The Center for Nanomanufacturing Systems for Mobile Computing and Mobile Energy Technologies (NASCENT) develops high throughput, high yield and versatile nanomanufacturing systems to take nanoscience discoveries from the lab to the marketplace. It is a multi-university research center led by UT.

Center for Predictive Engineering and Computational Sciences (PECOS)

The Center for Predictive Engineering and Computational Science in the UT Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences is dedicated to the development and application of tools and techniques for making reliable computational predictions of complex systems.

Center for Subsurface Energy and the Environment

The Center for Subsurface Energy and the Environment aims to be the premier academic research organization in all facets of subsurface energy. Through our leadership and technology innovation, we will enable energy security that balances environmental impact and affordable resources.

Texas Materials Institute

The Texas Materials Institute operates the materials science and engineering graduate program, provides the instrumentation necessary to conduct modern materials research and promotes interdisciplinary research in materials science and engineering.

Wireless Networking and Communications Group

The Wireless Networking and Communications Group focuses on research, education, technical innovation, imagination and entrepreneurship in wireless networking, communications and data sciences.