Major research institutes
CyLab Security and Privacy Institute
Manufacturing Futures Institute
Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation
Research centers and initiatives
Carnegie Bosch Institute
Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center
Center for Advanced Process Decision-making
Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies
Center for Climate and Energy Decision-Making
Center for the Engineering and Resilience for Climate Adaptation
Center for Iron and Steelmaking Research
Data Storage Systems Center
Next Manufacturing Center
Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research
The Bioengineering Organs Initiatives aims to save lives by increasing the amount of organs available to patients in need. Its multidisciplinary research team is designing, creating, and testing a new generation of long-term replacement organs engineered from a combination of bioprinted cellular and synthetic materials. This lifesaving technology has the potential to one day eliminate the current organ transplant waiting list.
The Center for Data-Driven Design of Multifunctional Material Systems leverages the strengths and talents of Carnegie Mellon University and the Air Force Research Laboratory in materials and computer research to establish a pipeline of research talent with expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) and materials science and to advance the materials science field by integrating AI into materials research and design.
A software-defined constellation is a collection of nanosatellites capable of autonomously sensing the environment, processing data, and cooperatively planning and taking mechanical actions. The Center for Software-defined Nanosatellite Constellations realizes this vision through cross-cutting cyber-physical systems research spanning computer systems, control, planning, actuation, machine learning, and communications.
The Center for Quantum Computing and Information Technologies is bringing together an industry consortium, government laboratories, faculty, and students to apply quantum computing and information technologies to solve practical problems that cannot be addressed with classical systems. The National Science Foundation and the consortium support the center's work.
The Human+AI Design Initiative democratizes engineering design through research, teaching, and applications of human-AI collaboration. Specifically, the initiatives researchers aim to develop and assess AI agents that collaborate with humans both as individuals and through teams; apply those AI agents to previously unsolved problems in engineering and design; and prepare the next generation of AI engineering practitioners and researchers through teaching and training efforts.
The Mobility Data and Analytics Center aims to collect, integrate, and learn from the massive amounts of mobility data and contribute to the development of smarter multi-modal multijurisdictional transportation systems to provide archived and real-time traffic data of every element of multi-modal transportation systems, reveal the behavior information for both passenger and freight transportation, and serve as a key instrument for managing transportation systems.
The National Network for Critical Technology Assessment is building the intellectual foundations, data, and analytic tools to inform the U.S. National Technology Strategy, with the goal of advancing the security, prosperity, and social well-being of all citizens.
The NSF Center for Deep Decarbonization of Global Industrial Supply Chains at CMU is identifying opportunities to accelerate industrial decarbonization, conscious of the possible impacts on communities.
The US Department of Transportation Safety 21 Center is led by Carnegie Mellon University and actively seeks to enable and accelerate this transformation to a safer, more efficient, and equitable transportation network.
SSyMBioTIC leverages the expertise and talents of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, Northwestern University, and The Georgia Institute of Technology to improve biohybrid actuators' strength, lifespan, and control. This collaboration builds a network of stakeholders across academic institutions and national research laboratories to enhance research outcomes, share fabrication systems, and create workforce pipelines through personnel exchanges.