Strategic Areas & Centers

Research Strengths Include:

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical materials
  • Computer Vision
  • Energy Systems, Sustainability and Power Generation
  • High and Low Energy materials processing
  • Human Computer Interaction and Virtual Reality
  • Materials and Smart Sensors
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Prosthetics and Interfaces
  • Transportation Engineering and Infrastructure Sustainability
  • Water Resources and Quality

Research Centers

Clustered Research = Big Opportunities

UCF’s clustered research efforts join experts from a variety of disciplines and fields, and provide many benefits, including: a streamlined process; opportunities to┬ápartner with renowned researchers, higher national and international visibility; increased funding potential; and an avenue to train the future science and tech workforce with industry-relevant skills.

Research Focus Areas by Department

Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering

— infrastructural sensing and health monitoring
— transportation safety
— smart cities
— water resources and quality

Computer Science

— artificial intelligence and machine learning
— bioinformatics
— computer vision
— cyber security and privacy
— data analytics and data science
— digital forensics
— human-computer interaction and virtual reality
— software engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

— antennas and microwaves
— autonomous vehicles, and robotics
— computer systems and architecture
— cyber physical systems (communications, controls and signal processing)
— electromagnetics and optics
— electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection
— energy systems and smart communities
— hardware security
— microelectronics
— microsystems and nanosystems
— smart grid technology (distribution and control)
— smart sensors

Industrial Engineering and Management Systems

— complex adaptive systems and data analytics
— creativity and leadership
— healthcare systems
— human factors and safety
— human systems integration
— innovation-based economic development
— management systems engineering
— modeling and simulation
— network science
— neuroergonomics
— operations research
— optimization and decision analysis
— quality management
— systems engineering
— transportation and logistics

Materials Science and Engineering

— additive manufacturing
— analytical techniques
— bioengineering
— biological materials
— electronic materials
— magnetics
— nanomaterials
— novel materials
— organic and molecular engineering
— polymers and ceramics (structural and bio)
— prosthetics
— reliability and packaging
— semiconductor interconnects
— shape-memory alloys
— structural materials
— theranostics

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

— advanced manufacturing
— advanced turbomachinery
— biomedical engineering
— heat transfer
— mechanics and materials
— propulsion and combustion