In addition to its 12 academic departments, the College of Science and Engineering oversees more than a dozen research centers and institutes that bring scholars from diverse disciplines together for research collaboration.
BioTechnology Institute (BTI)
BTI provides advanced research, training, and university-industry interaction in biological process technology.
C-SPIN is a world-leading center that brings together top researchers from across the nation to develop technologies for spin-based computing and memory systems.
The Center for Sustainable Polymers (CSP) focus on the science and technology of new sustainable plastics through research, education, and public outreach initiatives.
Characterization Facility (CharFac)
The Characterization Facility is a multi-user, shared instrumentation facility for materials research spanning from nanotechnology to biology and medicine.
CBI is an archives and research center dedicated to preserving information technology history as well as promoting and conducting research in the field.
The University of Minnesota CSE Shop designs, fabricates, welds, and repairs prototype and scientific research equipment.
The DTC integrates research, education, and outreach in digital design, computer graphics and visualization, telecommunications, intelligent data storage and retrieval systems, multimedia, data mining, scientific computation, and other digital technologies.
IPrime focuses on creating opportunities for industry professionals to collaborate with University of Minnesota students and researchers.
The Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center (ICDC), an U.S. Department of Energy Frontier Research Center, is devoted to computationally-guided discovery of a new class of energy-science-relevant catalytic materials and the underlying structure-function relationships that will guide further catalyst discovery.
The IEM is an interdisciplinary research organization that strengthens collaborative efforts between engineering and biomedicine at the University of Minnesota, and fosters collaborations with the medical device industry.
The IMA connects scientists, engineers, and mathematicians to address scientific and technological challenges in a collaborative, engaging environment to develop transformative new mathematics and its applications, while training the next generation of researchers and educators.
Medical Devices Center (MDC)
A part of the Institute for Engineering in Medicine, MDC combines research, education and training, and outreach/public engagement to accelerate interdisciplinary medical device research and development across the University.
A research arm of the Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth Sciences at the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota Geological Survey investigates Minnesota’s geology and provides basic geological information for the public.
Minnesota Nano Center (MNC)
The MNC is a state-of-the-art facility for interdisciplinary research in nanoscience and applied nanotechnology, offering tools to help researchers develop new micro- and nanoscale devices, such as integrated circuits, advanced sensors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and microfluidic systems.
The Nanoporous Materials Genome Center (NMGC) discovers and explores microporous and mesoporous materials. Towards that end, the NMGC develops state-of-the-art predictive modeling tools and employs them to increase the pace of materials discovery.
The CCEFP is a network of researchers, educators, students, and more than 55 industry partners working together to transform the fluid power industry—how it is researched, applied and studied.
MRSEC enables important areas of future technology, ranging from biomedicine, separations, and plastic electronics to security, renewable energy, and information technology.
Researchers use the MAST Lab’s equipment to twist, compress or stretch components of large structures such as buildings or bridges to study what happens during earthquakes and other extreme events. The lab is a member of the George E, Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES).
NCED is a partnership of research and educational institutions, government agencies, and industry that research predictive Earth-surface science by integrating physical, biological, and social sciences to understand how landscapes and ecosystems evolve together.
St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL)
SAFL is a premier fluid mechanics laboratory that uses the Mississippi River location to conduct interdisciplinary fluid mechanics research to develop science-based, sustainable, and practical solutions to environmental, renewable energy, and health problems.