Research centers and institutes

The College of Engineering has a wealth of research projects, working collaboratively across departments and colleges and with partners in academia, industry, and government. The centers below represent college-level centers. Use the links below to review an overview of our research centers or go directly to their website.

Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center (CEIC)

Director: Jay Apt, Professor, Engineering & Public Policy and Tepper School of Business

Carnegie Bosch Institute

President: Sylvia Vogt, President, Carnegie Bosch Institute


Center for Advanced Process Decision-Making (CAPD)

Director: Nikolaos Sahinidis, University R. Dean Professor of Chemical Engineering

Center for Air, Climate, and Energy Solutions (CACES)

Director: Allen Robinson, Department Head and Raymond J Lane Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies (CAPS)

Director: Peter Adams, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy

Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making (CEDM)

PI and Co-Director:  Inês Lima Azevedo, Associate Professor, Engineering and Public Policy

Co-PI and Co-Director: M. Granger Morgan, Hamerschlag University Professor, Engineering & Public Policy

Executive Director: Michael Griffin, Associate Research Professor, Engineering & Public Policy

Center for Complex Fluids Engineering (CCFE)

Director: Robert Tilton, Professor, Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

Director, Colloids, Polymers and Surfaces (CPS) Educational Program:

Annette Jacobson, Teaching Professor of Chemical Engineering, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs

Center for the Engineering and Resilience for Climate Adaptation (CERCA)

Director: Constantine Samaras, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Co-Director: David Dzombak, Hamerschlag University Professor and Department Head, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT)

Director, CEINT@Carnegie Mellon & Deputy Director, CEINT: Greg Lowry, Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center for Iron and Steelmaking Research (CISR)

Director: P. Chris Pistorius, POSCO Professor of Materials Science & Engineering

Center for Water Quality in Urban Environmental Systems (WaterQUEST)

Director: Jeanne VanBriesen, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Director: Lorrie Cranor, Professor, CyLab, Engineering & Public Policy, and Institute for Software Research

Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC)

Director: Jimmy Zhu, ABB Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Associate Director: James Bain, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering

Disruptive Health Technologies Institute (DHTI)

Director: Alan Russell, Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Biological Sciences

Executive Director: Lynn Banaszak Brusco

General Motors Collaborative Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon

Co-Director, Carnegie Mellon: Raj Rajkumar, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science

Co-Director, General Motors: Nady Boules, Director of General Motors' Electrical & Controls Integration Lab

Green Design Institute (GDI)

Executive Director and Co-Director: Michael Griffin, Associate Research Professor, Engineering & Public Policy

Co-Director: Chris Hendrickson, Duquesne Light Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Manufacturing Futures Institute (MFI)

Faculty Director: Gary Fedder, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Robotics Institute

Executive Director: Sandra DeVincent Wolf

Materials Characterization Facility

Director: Marc De Graef, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Mobility data Analytics Center (MAC)

Director: Sean Qian, Assistant Professor, Civl & Environmental Engineering

NextManufacturing Center

Faculty Co-Director: Jack Beuth, Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Co-Director: Anthony Rollett, Professor, Materials Science & Engineering

Executive Director: Sandra DeVincent Wolf

Smart Infrastructure Institute (SII)

Faculty Director: Mario BergésAssociate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering (Courtesy)

Executive Director: Matthew Sanfilippo

Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research

Director: Neil Donahue, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Engineering & Public Policy

Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation

Director: Jay Whitacre, Trustee Professor in Energy of Materials Science and Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy

Co-Director: Andrew Gellman, Lord Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Associate Director for Innovation and Strategic Partnerships: Anna J. Siefken