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Centers, consortia and institutes

Our centers, institutes and consortia help drive discovery

A diverse, robust array of engineering research centers, institutes, research groups and consortia builds on UW-Madison’s rich tradition of cross-disciplinary research and helps advance knowledge and discovery and create connections within the research community and with industry and the private sector. The College of Engineering is home to many nationally and internationally recognized research centers, institutes and research groups.

Trans-departmental research centers and institutes

Department centers and research groups

Our engineering departments are home to more than 150 research laboratories and groups, including the multi-investigator centers listed below. Visit any of our departmental research websites to learn more about their research areas of focus, laboratories, and the people who are driving discovery within them. You can also browse our faculty and staff directory to learn more about individual research interests.

Biomedical Engineering

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Engineering Physics

Interdisciplinary Professional Programs

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

College consortia

Through research consortia, the college shares its expertise with government and industry. Members benefit through seeing work in progress, helping set research directions, and interacting with faculty and students.