Industry Centers

Eversource Energy Center


Director: Emmanouil Anagnostou, Ph.D.

The Eversource Energy Center will lead the industry to innovate and develop new technologies and science-based solutions to ensure the delivery of reliable power and enhanced risk management associated with extreme weather. Through research and teaching, the Center will advance the next generation of storm damage modeling, best practices for sustainable and storm-resistant forest design, and new technologies to proactively target electric grid operational efficiency and storm resiliency improvements.



FEI Center for Advanced Microscopy and Materials Analysis


Director: Steve Suib, Ph.D.

The UConn-FEI Center is one of the world’s foremost facilities for electron microscopy. Its microscopy instruments include the Themis Titan for sub-angstrom analysis of materials and the Talos TEM for simultaneous quantitative energy dispersive spectroscopy and analysis to uncover chemical composition of materials. This equipment will be available for collaborative research with industry partners including applications for clean energy materials and the testing of additively-manufactured components such as those found in medical devices and polymeric materials for biomedical applications.


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UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering


Director:  George Bollas, Ph.D.

The UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering supports the development of advanced engineering approaches and training in modeling, analysis, testing, and the verification of complex systems with applications in aerospace, security, HVAC systems and other areas. Research initiatives include the development of energy-efficient electro-mechanical embedded systems, fault identifications of control systems, and the optimization of component design. 

Comcast Center of Excellence for Security Innovation (CSI)


Co-Directors:  John Chandy, Ph.D. & Laurent Michel, Ph.D.

The Comcast Center of Excellence for Security Innovation (CSI) unites the expertise of UConn’s Center for Hardware Assurance, Security, and Engineering (CHASE) and Comcast’s leadership in Internet systems security to develop robust analytical tools and detection systems that ensure that broadband systems are shielded from attack, unauthorized access, and counterfeiting. The Center has developed a national Cyber SEED program for universities to compete in unique cybersecurity challenges and is developing certificate and degree programs in various domains of security. 

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Center for Hardware Assurance, Security, and Engineering (CHASE)


Co-Directors:  John Chandy, Ph.D. & Laurent Michel, Ph.D.

The Center for Hardware Assurance Security and Engineering (CHASE) joins commercial, academic, and government expertise to enhance the nation’s hardware assurance and security. CHASE develops robust hardware technologies, design and detection techniques, and policies to provide unprecedented assurance in modern ICs and systems. Member companies are committed to enabling innovation that shapes future electronic systems.

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Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation


Director: Jeff McCutcheon, Ph.D.

The mission of the Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation (CEI) at UConn is to develop advanced technologies related to energy storage, fuel cells, in-stream hydro, and power management and distribution through contract research. CEI researchers include faculty from the University, Fraunhofer, allied research organizations, and industry partners.

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 Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center (AMIC)


Director:  Rainer Hebert, Ph.D.

The Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center is a premier facility for additive manufacturing using powdered metals for applications ranging from aerospace components to biomedical implants. The range of equipment available includes electron beam melting and laser sintering technologies using aluminum, titanium and high-strength steel alloys. The center also features extrusion and aerosol injection technologies for polymeric materials for biomedical devices and cellular tissue engineering. 

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Institute of Materials Science (IMS) Industrial Affiliates Program


Director: Paul Nahass, Ph.D.

Over 100 faculty members from 20 departments, including UConn Health, contribute to the Institute’s interdisciplinary research programs. Primary disciplines represented are chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, polymer science, pharmacy, molecular and cell biology, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, biomaterials, and biosciences. IMS Industrial Affiliates Program provides convenient access to resources at the Institute of Materials Science to assists industry partners with short-term, materials-related research, development and production projects.

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GE Advanced Technology Initiative


Director:  Mei Wei, Ph.D.

The GE Advanced Technology Initiative at UConn supports research into the development of advanced materials and the manufacturability of the next generation of circuit breakers and high voltage distributions equipment.