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Research Centers

USU's College of Engineering is home to 10 research centers - unique, multi-faceted organizations that house several top experts in an engineering field.

Utah Transportation Center

UTC LogoDirector: Paul Barr
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.

Utah Water Research Laboratory (UWRL)

UWRL LogoDirector: Mac McKee
Office: UWRL 103
Phone: 435-797-3157

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.

Anderson Center for Wireless Teaching and Research

Anderson Wireless Center LogoDirector: Jacob Gunther
EL 172
Phone: 435-797-7229

This center provides state-of-the art wireless communication teaching and research with emphasis on industry-relevant design projects.

Rocky Mountain NASA Space Grant Consortium

                                                        Director: Doran Baker
                                                        Phone: 435-797-3666
                                                        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.  

Sustainable Waste-to-Bioproducts Engineering Center

SWEBEC LogoDirector: Ron Sims
Phone: 435-797-1248

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.


 Center for Space Engineering

Center for Space Engineering LogoDirector: Charles Swenson
Phone: 435-797-2958

 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.

 Sustainable Electrified Transportation Research Center

SELECTDirector: Regan Zane
Phone: +1.435.797.4949

SELECT, the Sustainable Electrified Transportation Center, brings electrified transportation industry members and leading engineering researchers together to develop holistic solutions to global electrified transportation.