Research centers

MSE faculty conduct a wide range of experimental and theoretical research. MSE research is carried out both in small groups and as part of large interdisciplinary research centers, working collaboratively across departments and colleges and with partners in academia, industry, and government. Department faculty and students are active participants in the following centers.

Center for Iron and Steelmaking Research (CISR)

CISR is a university/industry co-operative center devoted to education, and also conducts research projects in ironmaking, steelmaking, clean steel, and casting.

Learn more about the Center for Iron and Steelmaking Research Center (CISR).

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Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC)

As a world-leading academic research institution in data storage technology, DSSC's research program focuses on magnetic data storage technology for hard disk drive application, as well as emerging solid-state memory technologies.

Learn more about the Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC).

Next Manufacturing Center

One of the world’s leading research centers for additive manufacturing (AM), the center leverages knowledge from across the Colleges of Engineering, Science, and Computer Science to develop new ways of thinking about AM: design optimization, materials selection and characterization, process parameter mapping, software development, final part inspection, and qualification.

Learn more about the Next Manufacturing Center.

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Engineering Research Accelerator

The Engineering Research Accelerator provides an integrated, coordinated, and college-wide set of services for research incubation, acceleration, and support. Research through the Engineering Research Accelerator is geared toward multidisciplinary projects that involve faculty from two or more departments.

Learn more about the Accelerator.