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Research Centers

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The Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE)

The Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) is an interdisciplinary research center sponsored by over 150 commercial corporate and government organizations from all sectors of the electronics systems industry. Over the last 20 years, CALCE has invested over $100M in developing methodologies, models, and design tools that address the design, manufacturing and sustainment of electronic systems. CALCE is recognized as a founder and driving force behind the development and implementation of physics-of-failure approaches to reliability and life cycle prediction, as well as a world leader in accelerated testing, and supply chain management.  CALCE is pioneering the development to Prognostics and Health Management techniques for electronic systems and applying PoF reliability assessment approaches to Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technologies.  CALCE is currently at the forefront of international standards development for critical electronic systems having chaired the development of several reliability and part selection standards. CALCE is currently staffed by over 100 faculty, staff and students, and in 1999 became the first academic research facility in the world to be ISO 9001 certified. Collectively, CALCE researchers have authored over 25 internationally acclaimed textbooks and well over 1000 research publications relevant to reliability initiatives emphasizing manufacturing related sustainability issues.

Faculty Listing

Building 89, Room 1103
301-405-5323

CALCE Labs

 


CECD

Center for Engineering Concepts Development (CECD)

CECD Vision: The Center for Engineering Concepts Development (CECD), established in 1998, is a platform for experimenting with new ideas in engineering education, future technologies, and research, as well as examining their influence on public policy.

CECD Mission: The mission of CECD is to undertake activities to benefit the economic welfare of the state of Maryland and the Nation by supporting symposia, special groups, courses and innovative activities of contemporary interest.

Faculty Listing

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
2142 Glenn L. Martin Hall
Bldg 088
301-405-5205




Center for Environmental Energy Engineering (CEEE)

The Center for Environmental Energy Engineering (CEEE) is an international leader in research and education in environmentally responsible and economically feasible thermal management systems for buildings, transportation and electronic cooling. With support from government and industry sponsors and the university, CEEE research addresses advanced heat exchangers, alternative cooling technologies and fluids, integrated systems optimization, and cooling, heating and power systems.

Faculty Listing

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
4164 Glenn L. Martin Hall
Bldg 088
301-405-5286

CEEE Labs


CRR

Center for Risk and Reliability (CRR)

The Center for Risk and Reliability (CRR) was created in May 2004 through the merger of the Center for Reliability Engineering (CRE) and Center for Technology Risk Studies (CTRS). CRE focused primarily on the research and development needs of the industry in product and process reliability. CTRS mainly addressed the research and development needs of the government agencies in risk analysis and risk-informed decision making. CRR mission is inclusive of the missions of the centers it replaces.

Faculty Listing

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
0151 Glenn L. Martin Hall
Bldg 088


SMSRC

Smart Materials & Structures Research Center

The Smart Materials and Structures Research Center (SMSRC) was formed in 1994 to catalyze the development of existing and new smart materials and structures technologies, and to educate a new generation of multidisciplinary engineers in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The SMSRC has since grown to include six faculty members and thirty graduate students, with an annual research budget exceeding $1.5M from a variety of governmental and industrial sponsors.

 

Faculty Listing

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
2126 Glenn L. Martin Hall
Bldg 088
301-405-5307

1245 Kim Engineering Building
301-405-3446