USU's College of Engineering is home to 8 research centers - unique, multi-faceted organizations that house several top experts in an engineering field.
Director: Paul Barr
Office: EL 262
The Utah Transportation Center is one of 22 federally funded Tier II University Transportation Centers. The Center's theme is "Innovative Engineering Against Hazards". The goal of the Center is to advance the understanding of transportation systems and infrastructure through research and teaching activities using state of the art design tools and best practices in planning, design, operations and management.
Director: Mac McKee
Office: UWRL 103
The UWRL is located on the Logan River and provides more than 100,000 square feet of space for research, testing and training related to the areas of hydraulic engineering, water resources planning and management and environmental and natural systems engineering.
Director: Jacob Gunther
Office: EL 172
This center provides state-of-the art wireless communication teaching and research with emphasis on industry-relevant design projects.
Director: Doran Baker
Office: EL 302D
The Rocky Mountain NASA Space Grant Consortium was founded on September 1, 1989. One of the consortium's objectives is to "...recruit, mentor, and fellowship outstanding students into space-related educational career paths." The website details many other objectives. Diversity, competitiveness, maintaining NASA, industry and government ties are other important objectives and activities.
Director: Ron Sims
The Sustainable Waste-to-Bioproducts Engineering Center is a collaboration between the Biological Engineering Department, College of Engineering at Utah State University and the Environmental Department, City of Logan, Utah. The Center will develop new bio-based sustainable engineering technologies that convert wastes into bioproducts for municipalities and industries in Utah, the intermountain west and the nation.
Director: Charles Swenson
The Center for Space Engineering is a multi-disciplinary group of faculty who are principal investigators of programs with strong ties to the Space Dynamics Laboratory.
Director: Scott Budge
The Center for Advanced Imaging LADAR is a multidisciplinary research center which conducts research and development of techniques to exploit imaging LADAR data. Research centers around three basic areas: imaging LADAR systems; applications, algorithms, and hardware for acquiring and using fused digital imagery and LADAR point clouds (texel images); and simulation of LADAR hardware and signals.