Centers, Consortia & Institutes

Our centers, institutes and consortia help drive discovery

A diverse, robust array of engineering research centers, institutes, research groups and consortia builds on UW-Madison’s rich tradition of cross-disciplinary research and helps advance knowledge and discovery and create connections within the research community and with industry and the private sector.

Centers and Institutes

The College of Engineering is home to nationally and internationally recognized research centers. Our research centers complement the activities that take place within our departments and academic programs.



Chemical and Biological Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Engineering Physics

Engineering Professional Development

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Mechanical Engineering


Research Laboratories and Groups

The interdisciplinary research activities conducted in College of Engineering centers are complemented by an array of research taking place within more than 150 research laboratories and groups across our departments. Visit any of our department websites to learn more about their research areas of focus and the people who are driving discovery within them.