Strategic Areas & Centers

Research Strengths Include:

  • Energy Systems, Sustainability and Power Generation
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Transportation Engineering and Infrastructure Sustainability
  • Water Resources and Quality
  • Computer Vision
  • Materials and Smart Sensors
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human Computer Interaction and Virtual Reality

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

— transportation safety
— stormwater management
— water resources
— structural sensing

Computer Science

— computer vision
— digital forensics
— affective computing
— modeling and simulation

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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

Industrial Engineering and Management Systems

— neuro-ergonomics
— human systems integration
— operations research
— decision analysis
— modeling, simulation and training

Materials Science and Engineering

— electronic materials
— semiconductor interconnects
— nanomaterials
— magnetics
— biological materials
— bioengineering
— organic and molecular engineering
— novel materials
— shape-memory alloys
— structural materials

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

— mechanics and materials
— heat transfer
— internal combustion engine optimization
— laser machining
— manufacturing
— advanced turbomachinery