Centers & Institutes
The MU Materials Science and Engineering Institute will bring together interdisciplinary collaborators focused on material science and engineering research and education. MU MSEI will foster collaboration in existing and new areas, including biomaterials, energy materials, quantum materials and materials-at-extremes. By uniting the sciences and engineering at Mizzou, the institute will create new opportunities for joint projects and funding proposals.
The primary mission of the Center for Geospatial Intelligence (CGI) is to engage research, development and training/education that support U.S. defense and intelligence agencies and related industry. The center includes a variety of specialized research laboratories and high-performance computing infrastructure dedicated to working on geospatial intelligence problems in support of national security objectives.
The Center for Cyber Education, Research and Infrastructure (Mizzou CERI) supports and enhances interdisciplinary efforts around cyber innovation. CERI provides MU faculty, students and collaborators with access to advanced computing resources, leadership in initiatives to pursue major research funding, facilitation of expertise in cybersecurity and support for creation of cyber testbed sandboxes with relevant training.
The Missouri Center for Transportation Innovation (MCTI) is a powerful network of partners including the four University of Missouri System campuses, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), the Federal Highway Administration and other agencies and industrial partners. These relationships provide access to cutting-edge resources such as state labs, field experiments, advanced computing, simulators and virtual reality.
The MU Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology (CERT) creates technology for proactive health care that helps older adults and people of all ages and needs to lead healthier, more independent lives. Through the center, researches develop new health care technologies, driven by actual clinical needs, and evaluate them in realistic settings. Research results are disseminated, and effective technologies are translated to commercialization to serve those in need.
The Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (CELDi) is a graduated National Science Foundation I/UCRC that provides innovative solutions for partner organizations. CELDi is a research and education consortium consisting of six research universities and 20 member organizations. The center enables its industry partners to achieve logistics and distribution excellence by solving real problems to maximize profitability.
The Cybersecurity Center at Mizzou focuses on interdisciplinary research and educational approaches to national security problems. The center brings together affiliated faculty from engineering, information technology, business, law, medicine social sciences and mathematics.
The Midwest Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) helps small to midsized manufacturers in Missouri and Kansas improve energy efficiency and waste reduction in their manufacturing operations. IAC Faculty and student interns from the center provide no-cost energy, productivity and waste assessments for clients from a variety of industries, including municipal wastewater treatment plants. Additionally, the Center trains the next generation of energy engineers and provides outreach to the industrial sector.
The Missouri Water Resources Research Center establishes active research programs to aid in understanding and solving state and national water problems; provides educational opportunities for students with an interest in water resources; and is dedicated to the dissemination of information. The center brings together faculty expertise to examine specific water problems.
The Center for Nano/Micro Systems (CNMS) is led by Shubhra Gangopadhyay, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
IUCRC enables industrially-relevant, pre-competitive research via multi-member, sustained partnerships among industry, academe and government. National Science Foundation (NSF) supports the development and evolution of IUCRCs, providing a financial and procedural framework for membership and operations in addition to best practices learned over decades of fostering public/private partnerships that provide significant value to the nation, industry and university faculty and students.