Centers and Institutes

Research centers and institutes play an important role in the academic landscape at Texas A&M, bringing together scholars and scientists—often from different disciplines—to tackle major research challenges. View a complete list of all centers and institutes at Texas A&M University.

 

 

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Academy for the Advanced Telecommunications  and Learning Technologies
Mission:

To pursue interdisciplinary research and partnership opportunities that promote the aggressive use of cyber-infrastructure.

The Academy promotes interdisciplinary research opportunities in telecommunications, computational science, and large data applications through partnerships across campus and the community. Current partners include the Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center; the Institute for Scientific Computation; the Brazos Cluster; the Laboratory for Molecular Simulations; the High-Energy Physics Group; the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture; and the psychology department.

College of Science
Contact: Michael Hall
Phone: 979.845.1843
Aerospace Vehicle Systems Institute
Mission:

To address issues that impact the aerospace community through international cooperative research and collaboration conducted by industry, government, and academia

The Aerospace Vehicle Systems Institute (AVSI) is an aerospace industry-led applied research cooperative. Members collaborate on pre-competitive research and technology projects in areas such as reliability, aircraft certification, and development of industry standards.

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)
Contact: David Redman
Phone: 979.218.2272
Agribusiness, Food, and Consumer Economics Research Center
Mission:

To provide analyses, strategic planning, and forecasts of the market conditions impacting domestic and global agricultural, agribusiness, and food industries. The Center’s research supports strategic decision-making from producers to processors, wholesalers, retailers, and consumers.

The Agribusiness, Food, and Consumer Economics Research Center (AFCERC) provides timely, unique, and professional research on a wide variety of issues related to agribusiness markets. AFCERC research efforts include downstream markets with a particular focus on consumer health, nutrition, and food safety concerns.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Contact: Gray Williams
Phone: 979.845.5911
Agricultural and Food Policy Center
Mission:

To provide unbiased and objective economic analysis of the impacts for policy alternatives on stakeholders.

The Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) conducts economic analyses of the impacts of government policy proposals and/or implementation procedures on farmers, agribusinesses, taxpayers, and consumers. The AFPC also conducts research and/or educational programs for government agencies, farm and agribusiness organizations, and agricultural leadership throughout Texas and the nation.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Phone: 979.845.5913
Center for Agricultural Air Quality Engineering and Science
Mission:

To provide research, technology transfer, and educational programs that result in appropriate regulation of agricultural operations; rapid adoption of new air pollution abatement technology; and increase the number of graduates pursuing careers in environmental air quality fields.

The Center for Agricultural Air Quality Engineering and Science (CAAQES) provides science-based research results to address agricultural air quality problems and to provide appropriate procedures used by regulatory agencies. Faculty conduct research and develop educational programs for technology transfer. The research results serve as the science and engineering base for the appropriate regulation of air pollution.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Contact: Ron Lacey
Phone: 979.845.2117
Institute for Applied Creativity

The Institute for Applied Creativity is a forum for collaboration among domains and disciplines intent on creating a radiant future. The Institute champions combinations of experimental, rational, intuitive, and analytical methods to realize tangible accomplishments. The inherent creativity of individuals, the deep knowledge within disciplinary practice and research, and the rapid pace of transformation in society collectively contribute to an institute that exercises iterative, regenerative, and nimble practices. As an aggregator of 21st century knowledge and expertise; a matchmaker crossing academic, community, and business boundaries; and a catalyst for realizing transformative ideas, the Institutes research, education, and outreach initiatives focus on the process of creation—a keystone of innovation.

College of Architecture
Contact: Carol LaFayette
Phone: 979.845.5691
Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computational Science
Mission:

To engage in the underlying development of the core field of computational science through research on cutting edge problems that are motivated and framed by their ability to enable fundamental research in other disciplines.

The Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computational Science (IAMCS) is composed of applied mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists dedicated to the promotion of leading edge research within the interdisciplinary field broadly known as the computational sciences. Computational science is both a fundamental research field and an enabling capacity, able to influence virtually every other field of scientific endeavor. IAMCS holds events related to fundamental research within computational science and collaborative research.

College of Science
Phone: 979.845.8322
Center for Approximation Theory
Mission:

To discover and analyze simple, easy to work with, concrete quantities that can do a good, efficient job in their place, for example, splines to fit messy curves, wavelets to analyze noisy signals and to compress large images, and radial basis functions to fit scattered data and serve as the “approximation engine” of neural networks.

Engineering, finance, science, and many areas of mathematics make use of quantities that are too complicated, too difficult, and even too abstract to work with directly. Areas of faculty interest in the Center for Approximation Theory include approximations by orthogonal polynomials, radial basis functions, and wavelets; further topics of interest include scattered data surface fitting, rates of approximation, constrained approximation, polynomial inequalities, orthogonal polynomials, wavelets, splines, and non-linear
approximation.

College of Science
Phone: 979.845.6028
Center for Atmospheric Chemistry and the Environment

The Center for Atmospheric Chemistry and the Environment (CACE) provides the highest quality information based on laboratory, field, and calculation relevant to sustaining our environment and maintaining air quality and develops the expertise and infrastructure necessary to achieve this objective. The Center provides policy makers with the best quality information to make informed policy decisions that solve pressing societal issues at local, national, and global levels.

College of Geosciences
Contact: Don Collins
Phone: 979.862.4401
Berg-Hughes Center

The Berg-Hughes Center partners with the Crisman Institute on an integrated research initiative to provide innovative solutions for the petroleum industry. The Center conducts interdisciplinary, collaborative research and education in petroleum studies. The research supported by industry rely on integrated teams of students, academics, and engineers to find solutions to the problems facing the industry, the energy sector, and society. The Center also trains students for future leadership roles in the oil and gas industry.

College of Geosciences
Contact: Mukul Bhatia
Phone: 979.862.1724
Center for Bioinformatics & Genomaics Systems Engineering
Mission:

To develop new methodology and analytical tools for basic and applied research to benefit consumers and expand agricultural sustainability, profitability, and environmental stewardship with a main emphasis related to strengthening the economy, sustaining and restoring healthy ecosystems, conserving natural resources, ensuring prosperity, and enriching the quality of life for the present and future generations of Texans.

Research Focuses

SYSTEMS BIOLOGY
• The coordinated study of biological systems by investigating the components of cellular networks and their interactions, by applying experimental high-throughput and whole-genome techniques, and integrating computational methods with experimental efforts.

COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY
• Focused on the development and application of analytic and theoretical methods, of data processing, mathematical modeling and computational simulation techniques, toward the study of biological systems.

BIOINFORMATICS
• An interdisciplinary field mainly involving molecular biology and genetics, computer science, mathematics, and statistics.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)
Contact: Aniruddha Datta
Phone: 979.862.8154
Center for Biological Clocks Research
Mission:

To promote discoveries in the field of chronobiology and to train researchers at all levels and in diverse disciplines, with chronobiology as a research focus.

The Center for Biological Clocks Research (CBCR) provides an organizational structure to enhance and coordinate research and educational activities among circadian rhythm researchers at Texas A&M University.

College of Science
Contact: Paul Hardin
Phone: 979.845.2891
Center for Biological Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Research efforts of the Center for Biological Nuclear Magnetic Resonance are directed toward a more complete understanding of the fundamental principles involved in enzyme-catalyzed chemistry and protein structure. The acquisition of this information provides the framework for the redesign of these complex molecules in a concerted effort to exploit the properties of enzyme active sites for a variety of chemical and medicinal uses. The techniques used solve these problems including steady-state and stopped-flow kinetics, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), x-ray crystallography, chemical synthesis of inhibitors and novel substrates, and site-directed mutagenesis for the construction of new proteins with unique catalytic properties.

College of Science
Contact: Frank Raushel
Phone: 979.845.3373
Institute of Biosciences and Technology
Mission:

To advance knowledge and technology in bioscience and the health professions through innovative research and education to improve human health and quality of life for Texans, the nation, and the world.

From cancer and heart failure to bacterial infections and the functions of the immune system, researchers at the Texas A&M Institute of Biosciences and Technology in Houston work to improve the quality of health care through innovative research and education. The Institute is organized into centers of research excellence in cancer, genomics and disease, developmental biology and birth defects, and infectious disease.

Texas A&M University
Phone: 713.677.7473
Cardiovascular Research Institute
Mission:

To discover and disseminate new knowledge about the heart, blood vessels, and lymphatics in normal and disease states

Discovery with an emphasis on human health requires basic and clinical research; therefore the Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) team consists of basic scientists and physician/scientists from a wide variety of fields and disciplines. CVRI research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, American Heart Association, and other agencies.

College of Medicine
Phone: 254.321.1500
Center on Conflict and Development
Mission:

Center on Conflict and Development improves the effectiveness of development programs and policies for conflict-affected and fragile countries through interdisciplinary research, education, and extension.

In partnership with the School of Public Health, the Bush School of Government & Public Service, and the College of Liberal Arts, supported by USAID and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Center on Conflict and Development creates transformative solutions to:
•Prevent armed conflict,
•Sustain families and communities during conflict, and
•Assist states to rapidly recover from conflict.
Chosen instruments of peace-building are food security, youth, natural resources, and local institutions.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Contact: Edwin Price
Phone: 979.845.3270
Center on Disability and Development
Mission:

To Support the self-determination, community integration, and quality of life of people with disabilities and their families.

The Center on Disability and Development (CDD) provides community services, training, and technical assistance for individuals with disabilities, their families, and those who support them. CDD conducts research and evaluations to improve school services and outcomes and increase the quality of community life; offers disability-related interdisciplinary training; and develops tools for better information dissemination to people with disabilities and their support systems.

College of Education & Human Development
Contact: Dalun Zhang
Phone: 979.862.6514
Center for Chemical Characterization and Analysis

The Center for Chemical Characterization and Analysis (CCCA) provides state-of-the-art capabilities for organic and inorganic analysis and structural characterization. Four specialized laboratories address specific areas of interest:
• The Elemental Analysis Laboratory provides research support in the areas of elemental and trace analysis as well as service analyses.
• The X-ray Diffraction Laboratory offers state-of-the-art instrumentation for the analysis of solid materials.
• The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility has nine super-conducting magnet systems and four LINUX workstations dedicated to data processing.
• The Laboratory for Biological Mass Spectrometry includes expertise in mass spectrometry methodology, instrumentation, and informatics.

College of Science
Phone: 979.845.2341
Chevron Center for Well Construction and Production

The Chevron Center for Well Construction and Production (CCWCP) develops new tools, both theoretical and physical, and construct and complete wells in today’s increasingly challenging environments in a way that will reduce the finding and development costs. The Center is part of the Crisman Institute for Petroleum Research. The Institute identifies and solves significant research problems of major interest to industry and government. The Institute conducts its efforts in four research centers: the Halliburton Center for Unconventional Resources; the Chevron Center for Well Construction and Production; the Schlumberger Center for Reservoir Description and Dynamics; and the Center for Energy, Environment, and Transportation Innovation.

College of Engineering
Contact: Daniel Hill
Phone: 979.845.2244
Clinical Science & Translational Research Institute

The Texas A&M CSTR Institute is an interdisciplinary program designed to promote the highest quality clinical and translational research across Texas A&M and its partner institutions and to train the next generation of researchers capable of expediting the application of biomedical advances into patient care and improved population health.

Goals:
•Accelerate the development, testing, and application of innovative healthcare technologies and therapeutics
• Translate the next generation of biomedical research and technologies into the highest quality clinical trials and healthcare
• Innovatively train a workforce capable of team research for leading the development of advances in biomedical research
• Accelerate interoperable collaboration and creatively overcome barriers that inhibit interdisciplinary translational team research
• Catalyze interdisciplinary multi-investigator research funding

Texas A&M University
Contact: David P. Huston
Phone: 713.677.8100
Center for Community Health Development
Mission:

To develop relationships with rural communities and populations across the state, and through those relationships, to discover and disseminate ways to improve the health status, particularly of low-income persons and the disadvantaged.

The Center for Community Health Development (CCHD) works to bring academic and community partners together to reduce the burden of preventable diseases and conditions that affect rural and underserved populations across Texas. CCHD serves more than 100 counties in Texas, and this number grows each year.

College of Public Health
Phone: 979.436.9320
Crisman Institute for Petroleum Research
Mission:

To produce significant advances in upstream petroleum engineering technology through the combined efforts of faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and highly qualified graduate students, in close cooperation with industry.

The Crisman Institute for Petroleum Research identifies and solves significant research problems of major interest to industry and government. Industry and government representatives can help identify problems of major significance and support projects of particular interest to them through membership. Additionally, membership provides seed money for identification and initiation of research into additional problems facing the industry. The Institute conducts its efforts in four research centers: the Halliburton Center for Unconventional Resources; the Chevron Center for Well Construction and Production; the Schlumberger Center for Reservoir Description and Dynamics; and the Center for Energy, Environment, and Transportation Innovation. Additionally the Berg-Hughes Center partners with the Institute.

College of Engineering
Contact: Dan Hill
Phone: 979.845.2244
Cyclotron Institute

The Cyclotron Institute conducts basic research; educates students in accelerator-based science and technology; and provides technical capabilities for a wide variety of applications in space science, materials science, analytical procedures, and nuclear medicine. The Cyclotron Institute research program focuses on the atomic nucleus, a many-body system of strongly interacting constituents bound together by the strongest forces known in nature. In addition to providing a fundamental understanding of nuclear properties, research in nuclear science contributes both insights and techniques to a number of related scientific disciplines, for example, astrophysics, elementary particle physics, atomic/molecular physics, and condensed-matter physics.

College of Science
Phone: 979.845.1411
Institute of Developmental and Molecular Biology

The Institute of Developmental and Molecular Biology (IDMB) provides state-of-the-art equipment and services to the research and teaching community of Texas A&M through its component laboratories, the Gene Technologies Laboratory (GTL) and the Rice Biotechnology Laboratory (RBL). The IDMB hosts researchers from other institutions interested in developmental and molecular biology, especially relative to transgenic rice and the role of chromatin in gene expression and gene silencing.

College of Science
Phone: 979.845.7750
Center for Dredging Studies

The Center for Dredging Studies (CDS) was established for research and industrial testing, as well as to teach university courses and provide annual seminars and short courses concerning advances in dredging engineering technology. CDS has recently installed a sophisticated dredge carriage in the Haynes Coastal Engineering Laboratory.

College of Engineering
Phone: 979.845.4568
Education Leadership Research Center
Mission:

To conduct innovative research and disseminate findings that advance knowledge about effective education leadership and the development of local, state, and federal policies that can support successful school leadership.

The Education Leadership Research Center (ELRC) identifies leadership styles, roles, practices, and designs that improve teaching in schools; examines the professional development of education leaders; examines beliefs, cultural changes, and teaching strategies required to promote achievement; contributes new research and identifies best practices for school improvement; develops solutions to leadership challenges; conducts program evaluation; examines the effects of intervention programs in schools; and builds collaborative relationships with school leaders to improve education leadership.

College of Education & Human Development
Contact: Beverly Irby
Phone: 979.845.1831
Education Research Center
Mission:

To investigate the nature of educational practice and school resources and to examine their impact on student learning and achievement gaps in order to improve PreK-16 educational policy and decision-making.

The Education Research Center (ERC) was established in 2007 to conduct research on PreK-16 education issues. ERC researchers focus on an extensive range of topics, from college and career readiness initiatives and programs, technology use in PreK-12 settings, and out-of-school time programs in urban areas, to international curricula, effectiveness of charter schools, and STEM initiatives in Texas schools and universities. The Center partners with a broad range of stakeholders, including PreK-12 education systems, other colleges and universities, non-profit organizations, foundations, and government agencies.

College of Education & Human Development
Phone: 979.845.8098
Electrical Power & Power Electronics Institute
Mission:

To develop partnerships with industry where faculty and students provide a variety of targeted services with tangible benefits and the industry provides funding for this joint effort.

The Electrical Power & Power Electronics Institute’s (EPPEI) objectives are to enhance laboratory infrastructure to better serve industry needs; establish course offerings to provide quality education; facilitate joint projects to leverage funds and multidisciplinary expertise; provide information to industry sponsors to plan recruiting, optimize laboratory resources, make decisions about education opportunities, and achieve better planning of strategic investments; and develop benefits to improve teaching and research activities.

College of Engineering
Phone: 979.862.3034
Center for Electrochemical System and Hydrogen Research
Mission:

To conduct fundamental studies that are essential for a potential hydrogen economy, including electrocatalysis and photoelectrocatalysis for hydrogen generation, hydrogen separation and storage, as well as hydrogen fuel cells.

The Center for Electrochemical Systems and Hydrogen Research addresses fundamental scientific issues related to renewable and environmentally benign energy sources via advanced research on solar power, hydrogen generation and storage, as well as batteries and fuel cells.

College of Science
Phone: 979.845.4034
Energy System Laboratory

The Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) develops innovative energy technologies and systems and commercializes affordable results for industry. The ESL currently focuses on Continuous Commissioning® (CC®) of buildings and thermal plants; determining the environmental benefits of reduced energy use; developing a disruptive membrane-based air conditioning technology; technical support and assistance to the air moving industry; providing Department of Energy funded industrial energy audits; disseminating knowledge through conferences; and educating undergraduate and graduate students with academic and practical hands-on training.

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)
Contact: David Claridge
Phone: 979. 862.8471
Center for Energy, Environment, and Transportation Innovation

The Center for Energy, Environment, and Transportation Innovation (CEETI) is an innovative research and development center dedicated to accelerating the use of electrified transportation in the U.S. and around the globe. The CEETI is part of the Crisman Institute for Petroleum Research. The Institute identifies and solves significant research problems of major interest to industry and government. The Institute conducts its efforts in four research centers: the Halliburton Center for Unconventional Resources; the Chevron Center for Well Construction and Production; the Schlumberger Center for Reservoir Description and Dynamics; and the Center for Energy, Environment, and Transportation Innovation.

College of Engineering
Contact: Dan Hill
Phone: 979.845.2244
Institute for Engineering Education and Innovation

The Institute for Engineering Education and Innovation engages in engineering education research to advance the practice in pre-kindergarten through professional education. The Institute creates, synthesizes, and disseminates research leading to the development of engineering learning environments that are transformative and inclusive. The Institute catalyzes activities across the Texas A&M System’s engineering entities.

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)
Contact: Bonnie Dunbar
Phone: 979.845.4286
Center for Epigenetics and Disease Prevention
Mission:

Identify protective agents from natural sources and, via a “field-to-clinic” paradigm, test for efficacy in human subjects, either as preventive or therapeutic strategies.

The Institute of Biosciences and Technology is organized into Centers of research excellence in cancer, genomics and disease, developmental biology and birth defects, and infectious disease. Scientists in the Center for Epigenetics and Disease Prevention (CEDP) apply bioinformatics, in silico, biochemical, molecular, preclinical, and human translational approaches to examine the continuum from early life stages, through normal development, and into various pathologies (e.g., pediatric disorders, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases). Due to its proximity to the Texas Medical Center in Houston, the CEDP serves as conduit for advancing cutting-edge research into the clinic focused on DNA methylation and demethylation, histone modifications, chromatin remodeling, and noncoding RNAs.

Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT)
Contact: Rob Dashwood
Phone: 713.677.7806
Ergonomics Center
Mission:

To help industry and healthcare partners increase their competitiveness by improving worker performance, reducing workplace injuries and illnesses, and designing unique products and applications to combat the negative impacts of aging and obesity.

The Texas A&M Ergonomics Center aims to improve worker performance, safety, and health by applying ergonomic designs and interventions to existing and emerging technologies. The Center focuses on the impacts of aging, sedentary behavior, obesity, and technology design on the health and productivity of the current and future workforce. Research focuses on occupational health and safety topics including office ergonomics, effective procedure writing and displays, occupational biomechanics, and cognitive workload evaluation.

School of Public Health
Contact: Mark E Benden
Phone: 979.436.9334
European Union Center
Mission:

To support scholarly investigations of public policy with a European context and the development of interdisciplinary relationships with a focus on Europe.

The European Union Center (EUC):
•Supports and enhances the building of European-focused international and interdisciplinary relationships and initiatives that can create new opportunities for advancements in research and learning;
•Promotes a better understanding of the policies and issues that influence transatlantic relationship;
•Collaborates with colleges, other campus units, and external partners to provide services and create opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to infuse European-focused international experiences and diverse perspectives in teaching, research, and engagement activities.

College of Liberal Arts
Contact: Guy D. Whitten
Phone: 979.845.2511
Geochemical and Environmental Research Group
Mission:

To serve by linking academic education and research to the real-world needs of government and industry by supporting the mission of the College of Geosciences through an emphasis on applied geosciences research.

The Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG) provides a wide range of capabilities including field acquisition, analyses, and interpretation of data across several different interlocking themes in environmental sciences, ocean sciences, and resource geosciences. Staff and partners include geologists; inorganic and organic geochemists; analytical and contaminant chemists; biological, chemical, geological and physical oceanographers; and biologists, ecologists, and toxicologists.

College of Geosciences
Phone: 979.862.2323
Center for Geospatial Science, Applications & Technology
Mission:

To engage Texas A&M faculty and students in multidisciplinary collaborations that advance geospatial technology solutions for addressing scientific and practical problems that promote geospatial innovations in partnership with government and industry.

The Center for Geospatial Science, Applications and Technology (GEOSAT) represents a learning environment to develop and grow the geospatial technology enterprise at Texas A&M. The Center is involved with geospatial research and education activities that make use of sensor, data collection, analysis, modeling, visualization, and high-performance computing technologies to address multi-disciplinary problems. Center outreach activities foster technology transfer and assist groups in applied problem solving and capacity building.

College of Geosciences
Phone: 979.845.7998
Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University
Mission:

To enrich the educational experience and advance research productivity by combining the resources of a major tier-one research institution with distinguished faculty, which deepens the intellectual climate throughout Texas and beyond.

The Hagler Institute for Advanced Study provides a catalyst to enrich the intellectual climate and educational experiences at Texas A&M. It is a mechanism for attracting world-class talent to the University and is driven by nominations of National Academy and Nobel-prize caliber researchers that align with existing strengths and ambitions of the University.

Texas A&M University
Phone: 979.458.4992
Halliburton Center for Unconventional Resources

The Halliburton Center for Unconventional Resources increases the ability to characterize reserves of unconventional resources and to develop new, more efficient ways to reduce costs and improve recovery of these resources. The Center is part of the Crisman Institute for Petroleum Research. The Institute identifies and solves significant research problems of major interest to industry and government. The Institute conducts its efforts in four research centers: the Halliburton Center for Unconventional Resources; the Chevron Center for Well Construction and Production; the Schlumberger Center for Reservoir Description and Dynamics; and the Center for Energy, Environment, and Transportation Innovation.

College of Engineering
Contact: Dan Hill
Phone: 979.845.2244
Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center
Mission:

To increase the understanding of nature and the impact of natural and technological hazards upon humans and environments; increase knowledge of hazard mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery; enlarge hazard research community through training, development, and educational endeavors; disseminate findings to research community and practitioners to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters; and provide assistance to agencies responsible for hazard analysis, emergency preparedness and response, disaster recovery, and hazard mitigation.

The Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center (HRRC) focuses on hazard analysis, emergency preparedness and response, disaster recovery, and hazard mitigation. Researchers study natural disasters including floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, droughts, and technological hazards involving chemical plant accidents, transportation accidents, hazardous materials, and lifeline failures.

College of Architecture
Phone: 979.845.7813
Center for Health Organization Transformation

The Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT) is an industry-university cooperative research center funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and health organizations to conduct research supporting major management, clinical, and information technology innovations in healthcare. CHOT conducts research to support the implementation of evidence-based transformational strategies within healthcare organizations. The Center’s research model relies on the knowledge and experience of healthcare leaders to guide academic research.

Texas A&M Health Science Center
Contact: Bita Kash
Phone: 979.436.9462
Center for Health System & Design
Mission:

To promote research, innovation, and communication in an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the ways evidence-based planning and design impact health.

The Center for Health Systems & Design is home to the world’s largest collection of interdisciplinary faculty, students, and affiliated professionals committed to research and education about the impact of design on health. The Center’s work spans three areas of emphasis in its teaching, research, and service activities:
1. Design that protects health.
2. Design that develops/enhances health.
3. Design that restores health after it is impaired.

College of Architecture
Contact: Ray Pentecost
Phone: 979.845.7009
Center for Heritage Conservation
Mission:

To promote an awareness of cultural heritage, historic preservation, and historic resource management issues; to develop, maintain, and administer cross-disciplinary academic programs and student organizations; and to provide opportunities for students from around the University to engage in Center academic and research activities involving the documentation of historic structures, sites, and landscapes.

The Center for Heritage Conservation supports research of planned and built environments with particular emphasis on cultural heritage and preservation. Investigations are performed through sponsored projects and professional and academic studies. The Center has over 50 active cross-disciplinary fellows who provide a unique cross-campus and national network that supports the recording, analysis, repair, reuse, interpretation, and wise management of historic buildings, places, and cultural sites.

College of Architecture
Contact: Kevin Glowacki
Phone: 979.845.8194
Center for Housing & Urban Development
Mission:

To provide leadership as a center of inquiry for the creation of sustainable housing and communities which feature vibrant economies; offer a choice of housing and transportation; are closer to jobs, schools, shopping, and recreation; are less energy dependent; and help protect clean water and air.

The Center for Housing & Urban Development (CHUD) has a long history of serving border residents in the Texas Colonias. In 2012, CHUD reinvented itself as a research center for faculty and students conducting research related to housing, sustainable development, and urban issues. The Center brings together urban planning, architects, landscape architects, construction scientists, political scientists, sociologists, engineers, and others to address problems of the built environment.

College of Architecture
Contact: John Cooper
Phone: 979.862.2272
Center for Human Resource Management
Mission:

To be a catalyst in bringing human resource researchers and practitioners together to maximize knowledge about human capital through a combination of teaching, research, and engagement with organizations.

The Center for Human Resource Management (CHRM) was founded in 1992 as a center of excellence in human resource education, research, and practice. By combining highly-regarded human resource scholars and leading human resource professionals from Fortune 500 companies with our dynamic and highly qualified students, the Center has created an environment that is changing the way human resource management is taught and practiced.

Mays Business School
Contact: Murray Barrick
Phone: 979.845.0329
Industrial Assessment Center

The Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) conducts free assessments for mid-sized industries. A team of professional staff and trained students conduct assessments to identify potential cost savings from energy efficiency improvements, waste minimization and pollution prevention, and productivity improvement. These assessments have helped mid-sized industries stay competitive through reduction of costs. The IAC has completed over 710 assessments in its years of service to the community.

College of Engineering
Contact: Bryan Rasmussen
Phone: 979.862.2776
Center for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases

The Institute of Biosciences and Technology is organized into centers of research excellence in cancer, genomics and disease, developmental biology and birth defects, and infectious disease. Research in the Center for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases focuses on determining the structural organization of the extracellular matrix (ECM) and the molecular details of ECM-cell interactions and signaling. The Center employs a multidisciplinary approach using state-of-the-art biomedical techniques to dissect these processes. It is anticipated that knowledge gained from these studies will be used in the design of novel strategies to prevent and treat disease.

Institute of Biosciences and Technology
Contact: Magnus Hook
Phone: 713.677.7551
Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) performs research and develops products to defend the nation from high-consequence foreign animal and zoonotic diseases. IIAD focuses on research, education, and outreach to prevent, detect, mitigate, and recover from exotic animal, emerging, and/or zoonotic (transmissible between animal and human) diseases, which may be introduced intentionally or through natural processes. IIAD champions the One Health concept with its research on high-consequence zoonotic diseases.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Phone: 979.845.2855
Center for International Business Studies
Mission:

To enhance the global competitiveness of American businesses and to accelerate the economic progress of Texas, the southwest region, and the nation through its international education, research, and outreach activities.

The Center for International Business Studies (CIBS) provides nationally recognized international business education programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Center is a national front runner in developing innovative teaching techniques and comprehensive academic programs designed to train students to compete in the rapidly changing global economy and become transformational global business leaders. CIBS’ research programs are designed to promote the competitiveness of U.S. firms by enhancing the understanding of the global marketplace and developing innovative strategies for competing internationally. The Center supports the research efforts of faculty and advanced degree candidates in business, foreign languages, international studies, and other disciplines to further the nation’s knowledge of the cultural and commercial dimensions of international business.

Mays Business School
Contact: Julian Gaspar
Phone: 979.845.5234
Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center
Mission:

To collaborate with other ITECs on technology deployment and investigation within Internet2; collaborate with industry in areas that will make advanced technology open and interoperable; join in research initiatives of Internet2 member institutions; and provide educational venues to make leading-edge technology accessible to graduate and undergraduate students.

The Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center (ITEC) is a center within the Academy for Advanced Telecommunications and Learning Technologies. It works with the Internet2 organization and more than 200 leading research universities in the nation to develop strategies for the deployment of advanced communication and collaboration services. The ITEC supports the advancement and deployment of internet technologies, with special expertise in areas associated with Next Generation 9-1-1, Voice-over-Internet Protocol, and Information Assurance.

College of Science
Contact: Walt Magnussen
Phone: 979.845.5588
Laboratory for Synthetic-Biologic Interactions

The Laboratory for Synthetic-Biologic Interactions (LSBI) is a research facility dedicated to supporting major research initiatives and education by providing instrumentation and expertise in the application of advanced materials (polymeric, organic, nanotechnological, etc.) within biological systems. The facility houses a number of advanced instruments for thermal analysis, surface-interface testing, mechanical analysis, dynamic light scattering, spectroscopy, and advanced microscopy, including dry and solution-state atomic-force and fluorescence-lifetime and anisotropy confocal microscopy.

College of Science
Contact: Karen Wooley
Phone: 979.845.4077
Center for Larger-Scale Scientific Simulations
Mission:

To stimulate and facilitate the development of multidisciplinary teams for research in massively-parallel multiphysics computation; to acquire and develop the software infrastructure required; and to develop multidisciplinary educational programs to prepare students for modern computational engineering careers.

The Center for Large-Scale Scientific Simulations (CLASS) advances state-of-the-art large-scale scientific simulations and develops educational programs to train students for careers in modern scientific computation. Computational simulation plays a large role in many industries as well as national security. Simulations help designers and analysts assess the behavior of engineered and natural systems under a variety of conditions. Simulations also play a vital role in the design of experiments and in the interpretation of experimental results.

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)
Contact: Jim Morel
Phone: 979.845.6072
Center for Law and Intellectual Property
Mission:

To promote excellence in the study and practice of intellectual property law by engaging theory, policy, and practice.

The Center for Law and Intellectual Property (CLIP), currently ranked seventh in the nation, serves as a global hub for intellectual property research and education. The Center sponsors groundbreaking conferences and symposia; hosts eminent scholars and distinguished practitioners; publishes books and occasional papers; and develops international research and outreach programs. The School of Law also features two clinics certified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and an Entrepreneurship Law Clinic.

School of Law
Contact: Peter K. Yu
Phone: 817.212.3934
Institute for Manufacturing Systems
Mission:

To serve as the focus of manufacturing research, outreach, and education for the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station.

The Institute for Manufacturing Systems (IMS) was formed to provide coordination of research and education in the broad area of manufacturing systems. The term “manufacturing” is used in its most broad sense and encompasses all aspects related to the production and distribution of goods, including product and process design and engineering, operations, marketing and sales, and product life cycle management.

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)
Phone: 979.458.2348
Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation
Mission:

To form research alliances in order to continue to be in the forefront of maritime archaeology research and be an active partner to the academic programs in nautical archaeology.

The Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation (CMAC), through its affiliation with the Institute of Nautical Archaeology and the Department of Oceanography, keeps Texas A&M in the forefront of nautical, maritime, and underwater archaeology research. Its mission builds on CMAC’s expertise in artifact conservation, advance underwater mapping technology, and its reputation in these research areas. CMAC has incorporated several laboratories specializing in various research areas and aspects of nautical archaeology.

College of Liberal Arts
Phone: 979.845.6355
Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center
Mission:

To lead the integration of process safety through education, research, and service into learning and practice for all individuals and organizations.

The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center’s (MKOPSC) activities are oriented towards its mission to improve safety in the process industry through large multi-national collaborative opportunities; promote process safety worldwide; institutionalize local expertise; provide good science-based counsel/benchmarking; provide education and training; and provide industry a forum for exchanging of ideas.

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)
Contact: M. Sam Mannan
Phone: 979.862.3985
Materials Characterization Facility
Mission:

Provide the Texas A&M research community with access to education training opportunities on high-end instrumentation that support basic and applied research on the surfaces and interfaces of materials.

The Materials Characterization Facility (MCF) at Texas A&M University is a core user facility that provides researchers with access to high-end instrumentation essential for fundamental studies of the surface and interfacial properties of materials, such as ion and electron based spectroscopes and electron, optical, and scanning probe microscopes. In addition to research training, the facility also supports educational activities involving lab tours, workshops, hands-on demonstrations, and STEM outreach through our open house and lunchtime seminar series The MCF also supports collaborative research projects with outside industry users.

Texas A&M University
Contact: James Batteas
Phone: 979.458.2965
Center for Mathematics and Science Education
Mission:

The Center for Mathematics and Science Education is dedicated to supporting the ever-changing needs of Texas educators charged with the vital role of teaching K-16 science and mathematics.

The Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE) is a collaboration between the College of Science and the College of Education & Human Development. It provides and promotes resources that enhance science and mathematics education in the state of Texas. The goal is increased student achievement in STEM necessary for a thriving state and nation.
The Center focuses efforts through four key systemic areas responding to state and national needs in mathematics and science education: teacher recruitment, preparation, and retention; professional development; research on teaching and learning; and policy.
Undergirding these four areas are collaborative partnerships with federal and state agencies, independent school districts, business/industry, informal education, higher education, and private foundations.

College of Science
College of Education & Human Development
Phone: 979.458.8001
Center for Mechanics and Control

Research at the Center for Mechanics and Control is diverse and spans basic theory, computational methods, design, experimental methods, advanced prototypes, and collaboration with industry to develop flight experiments. The following areas are being pursued: navigation, guidance, and control of aerospace vehicles; dynamical modeling, simulation, and optimization; probabilistic analysis and optimization; estimation theory; aeroelasticity and fluid/structure interaction; autonomous intelligent control of robotic systems; intelligent sensors, sensor networks and real-time inference; spacecraft constellations and formations; uninhabited aerial vehicles; and cooperative robotics – design. The Center’s research has been realized in successful software, hardware, and commercialization.

College of Engineering
Contact: John L. Junkins
Phone: 979.845.3947
Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research
Mission:

To foster and celebrate the humanities and humanities research among the community of scholars at Texas A&M and in the world; bring scholars together for lecture series and symposia; and support humanities students and faculty with funding opportunities.

The Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research is dedicated to fostering and celebrating the humanities and humanities research among the community of scholars at Texas A&M and in the world. The Glasscock Center awards release fellowships, research fellowships, course development grants, funding for working groups, publication support, and research matching awards for independent and cross-disciplinary research in the humanities. Fellows and grant recipients are integral to the Center’s on-going programs and activities through their participation in coffees, colloquia, working groups, and seminar series.

College of Liberal Arts
Phone: 979.845.8329
Michael E. DeBakey Institute

At the Michael E. DeBakey Institute for Comparative Cardiovascular Science and Biomedical Devices, cardiovascular scientists, engineers, and clinicians fight cardiovascular disease in both human and veterinary patients. The Institute has unique access to naturally-occurring cardiovascular disease in animals. Through the use of novel cardiovascular devices and pharmaceuticals in humans and animals, they play a pivotal role in improving the quality of life for all species. The Institute maintains state-of-the-art surgical and intensive care facilities.

College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Contact: Glen A. Laine
Phone: 979.845.7261
Center for Microencapsulation and Drug Delivery

The Center for Microencapsulation and Drug Delivery (CMDD) is a multidisciplinary faculty group from five colleges with the capability to design and test controlled release formulations for vaccines and pharmaceuticals. Ongoing research includes basic and applied micro- and nano-encapsulation technologies for biomedical use, molecular biology assay systems, and microcapsule products for veterinary and agricultural application. Associate members of the CMDD include industry partners INCELL Corp and NanoRelease Technologies, LLC, San Antonio, Texas.

College of Medicine
Phone: 979.862.7474
Microscopy and Imaging Center
Mission:

To provide current and emerging technologies for teaching and research involving microscopy and imaging in life and physical sciences at Texas A&M and beyond, training and support services for microscopy, sample preparation, on site elemental/molecular analyses, as well as digital image analysis and processing.

The Microscopy and Imaging Center (MIC) serves a wide range of faculty and students at Texas A&M and researchers from other universities. The MIC provides instrumentation, expertise, and individual user training in Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopy (TEM, SEM), Light Microscopy (LM), sample preparation and image analysis, as well as a formal course in LM.

Texas A&M University
Contact: Stanislav Vitha
Phone: 979.845.1129
Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy

The George P. and Cynthia W. Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy explores and advances the understanding of theoretical high-energy physics, astroparticle physics, astronomy, and cosmology; conducts research in string theory, M-theory, and particle phenomenology; and explores the interface with observation in particle physics, astronomy, and cosmology. The activities of the Institute include research workshops, conferences, and a visitors’ program.

College of Science
Contact: Bhaskar Dutta
Phone: 979.845.7778
Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and  Public Policy

The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy produces policy-relevant research and education to meet the challenges of the new world of global markets and increasingly diffuse political and economic power by rethinking the domestic implications of these changes and charting the way forward. The Institute accomplishes its work through its three core programs:
• Integration of global markets
• Energy in a global economy
• Governance and public services

Bush School of Government & Public Service
Contact: Lori Taylor
Phone: 979.458.3015
National Center for Electron Beam Research
Mission:

To harness eBeam technology to clean, heal, feed, and shape this world and beyond.

The USDA National Center for Electron Beam Research (NCEBR) focuses on advancing research, education, and commercialization of Electron Beam (eBeam) technologies for food, health, and environmental applications. The goal of the NCEBR is to partner with academia, government, and private industry worldwide to expand eBeam applications and technologies. The NCEBR serves as an advocate for the promotion of eBeam technologies around the world. The UN’s Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has designated this Center as an IAEA Collaborative Centre for the Electron Beam Technology for food, health, and environmental applications. The eBeam Center is committed to building strong partnerships with the government and private industry in an effort to move the technology from fundamental and translational research into the commercial marketplace.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Phone: 979.458.3229
National Center for Hypersonic Laminar-Turbulent Transition Research
Mission:

To extend and enhance theoretical framework to include relevant hypersonic physics and identify dominant instability modes in all regions; perform fundamental stability experiments that provides comprehensive validation for theoretical framework; and establish and demonstrate strategies for transition control.

The National Center for Hypersonic Laminar-Turbulent Transition Research is dedicated to theoretical, computational, and experimental studies of laminar-turbulent boundary-layer transition in the hypersonic regime. The center’s work explores instability-mode competition, receptivity, and the influence of thermochemical nonequilibrium, surface chemistry, ablation, and surface roughness.

Texas A&M University
Contact: William Saric
Phone: 979.862.7075
National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing
Mission:

To provide therapeutics manufacturing education, training, and outreach programs to support the development of an educated and skilled pharmaceutical workforce proficient in process development, production systems, standard operating procedures, and regulatory guidelines.

The National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing (NCTM) provides an interactive learning environment for students, researchers, and industrial partners through its 48,000 square foot academic wing that includes state-of-the-art lecture halls, teaching wet labs, and mock GMP process suite, cell culture facilities, and a computer laboratory.

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)
Phone: 979.847.5350
Institute for National Cyber and Security Education and Research

The Institute for National Cyber and Security Education and Research (INCSER) develops and implements graduate-level education programs targeted at national security professionals. The Institute currently works with The Bush School of Government and Public Service to provide a graduate certification program in National Security Affairs. INCSER also organizes and implements multidisciplinary research and development programs that are relevant to national security. Current and recent research includes simulations of materials under extreme conditions, computational methods for particle transport and hydrodynamics and research on heavy elements.

Texas A&M University
Texas A&M Agrilife
Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)
Phone: 979.458.7640
Center for Natural Resource Information Technology
Mission:

Provide holistic and interdisciplinary approaches for implementing information and decision support systems to aid in sustainable use, monitoring, and assessment of natural resources.

The Center for Natural Resource Information Technology (CNRIT) supports research and development of information and decision support systems that aid stakeholders in risk management, technology impact assessment, and policy development on grazinglands throughout the world. Since its inception in 1991, the Center has used holistic and interdisciplinary approaches for developing and implementing systems that support monitoring, assessment, and evaluation of alternatives for the sustainable use of natural resources, now and in the future.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Contact: Jay Angerer
Phone: 254.774.6053
Natural Resources Institute
Mission:

To solve complex natural resource challenges through discovery, engagement, innovation, and land stewardship.

Texas and the nation face many complex natural resources challenges. The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) improves the conservation and management of natural resources through interdisciplinary and applied research, partner engagement, innovation, and land stewardship. The Institute uses an interdisciplinary approach partnering with universities, research and extension centers, and public and private organizations — to promote the safety, security and sustainability of land, water, and wildlife.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Contact: Roel Lopez
Phone: 210.277.0292
Institute of Nautical Archaeology
Mission:

To fill in the gaps of history and provide answers to challenging historical questions through the study and examination of the vessels that have traveled the world’s waterways for millennia, carrying people and cargo, and making possible the widespread exchange of ideas, innovation, and invention.

The Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) is a unique international organization working to locate, document, excavate, and preserve significant underwater and nautical archaeological sites. INA researchers bring to light those past remnants that speak about who we are, what we have done, and what we are capable of and doing so while upholding the highest scientific, academic, and ethical standards. The INA spends hours studying the finds and conserving them in labs and works hard to place history in museums to be shared.

College of Liberal Arts
Contact: Deborah Carlson
Phone: 979.845.6694
Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture
Mission:

To continue Dr. Borlaug’s legacy by helping elevate small-holder farmers out of poverty and hunger through agricultural science.

The Borlaug Institute’s primary work is planning and executing agricultural development and food security programs in developing countries across the globe. Each program aims to improve aspects related to a country’s agriculture such as: livestock and crop production, new product development, access to markets, disease mitigation, climate change solutions, and the socioeconomic issues that affect agricultural economies. Funded by U.S. government agencies, foreign governments, multilateral institutions, and the private sector, the Institute partners with international and local organizations to help feed the world’s hungry through practices designed to continue long after each program has run its course.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Contact: Elsa Murano
Phone: 979.845.4164
Center for North American Studies

The Center for North American Studies (CNAS) meets high-priority national needs by providing objective analyses for rapid, precise responses to emerging trade and international policy issues. Priority programs include:
•Response to national and state priorities with economic impact analysis;
•Identification and analysis of crucial emerging international trade trends and issues; and
•Development and implementation of extension programs to educate key business and policy leaders.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Contact: Luis A.Ribera
Phone: 979.845.3070
Nuclear Power Institute
Mission:

To serve the needs of Texas and the nuclear industry by providing educated and trained individuals to operate nuclear power plants safely and efficiently.

The Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) brings together educational institutions in Texas to provide the specialized education and training vital to safe operations; inform teachers, career counselors, students and parents of the high-tech job opportunities in the nuclear power industry; and engage community and elected leaders in the opportunities for economic development provided by nuclear power plants and the availability of a well-educated and trained workforce. NPI activities have provided comprehensive, integrated educational programs focused on industry priorities and needs and developed effective outreach programs for students, schools, teachers, and communities about nuclear energy and STEM fields.

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)
Contact: K. L. Peddicord
Phone: 979.845.5802
Nuclear Science Center

The Nuclear Science Center (NSC) is a vibrant and productive center with wide ranging outreach efforts, research, and development activities and an overarching training and education mission. The NSC is likely the most inexpensive 1 MW or greater reactor in the U.S. and also one of the busiest. The NSC is proud of their past accomplishments and look forward to continued first-rank work in the coming years.

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)
Contact: Sean McDeavitt
Phone: 979.845.7551
Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives
Mission:

To employ science, engineering, and policy expertise to conduct research and development to help detect, prevent, and reverse nuclear and radiological proliferation and guard against nuclear terrorism; educate future nuclear security leaders; analyze relationships between policy and technology in nuclear security; and serve as a resource to reduce nuclear threats.

The Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives collaborates with the George Bush School of Government and Public Service, the College of Engineering, and departments across the university to develop multidisciplinary solutions to problems associated with the malevolent use of nuclear and radiological materials and to integrate these technologies into a policy framework.

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)
Phone: 979.862.2616
Nuclear Solutions Institute
Mission:

To foster and support collaborative research and education among groups in the College of Engineering, the George Bush School of Government & Public Service, the College of Science, and the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

The goals of the Nuclear Solutions Institute are to build a landmark research area which establishes Texas A&M as the world leader in university-based nuclear science, applications, and policy; stimulate and conduct cross-disciplinary research in basic nuclear science, nuclear applications, and nuclear policy; support and expand graduate and undergraduate education in a variety of nuclear related cross-disciplinary fields; facilitate partnerships with national laboratories, leading universities, government organizations, and international partners; and educate the public to make informed choices.

College of Science
Contact: Sherry Yennello
Institute for Ocular Pharmacology
Mission:

To ensure the healthy vision of the senior population so that they can enjoy the later years of their lives.

The Institute for Ocular Pharmacology (IOP) develops new drugs for eye diseases, including glaucoma, cataract, ischemic retinopathy, uveitis, dry eyes, myopia, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The IOP is active in research, developing new drugs, elucidating drug action mechanisms, improving formulations for better bioavailability of new and old drugs, and researching the safety of effective eye drugs. The IOP not only emphasizes basic-research but also clinical applications and usefulness to improve the welfare of human beings.

College of Medicine
Phone: 979.845.2817
Offshore Technology Research Center
Mission:

To provide technology, expertise, and services needed for the development of drilling, production, and transportation systems that enable the safe and economically viable exploitation of hydrocarbon resources in deep and ultra-deep water.

The Offshore Technology Research Center (OTRC) is a graduated National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center supporting the offshore oil and gas industry. It is jointly operated by Texas A&M University and The University of Texas Austin.
The Center was created to conduct basic engineering research and develop systems for the economical and reliable recovery of hydrocarbons at ocean depths of 3,000 feet or more. The OTRC engages principal investigators from several departments at the two campuses to perform interdisciplinary research in six principal areas: floating structures, risers and moorings, materials, seafloor engineering, subsea systems, and risk/reliability assessment/management.

College of Engineering
Contact: Richard Mercier
Phone: 979.845.7252
Center for Phage Technology

Bacteriophages or phage, are viruses that kill bacteria. Coupled with modern DNA-based biotechnology, phage have enormous potential as “green” anti-bacterial agents. The Center for Phage Technology (CPT) investigates the application of phage to combat bacterial infections in humans, animals, and plants to promote food safety; protect against potential bacteriological weapons; and prevent or mitigate the deleterious effects of bacterial contamination, degradation, and corrosion in the petroleum industry.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Contact: Ryland Young
Phone: 979.845.2087
Institute for Plant Genomics & Biotechnology
Mission:

To develop plant biotechnology, genomics, and related life science technologies and to foster technology utilization and crop improvement through multidisciplinary research activities on model plant systems, field, forest, and horticultural crops.

The Institute for Plant Genomics & Biotechnology is a multi-unit, multi-disciplinary organization with participating faculty, students, and scientists from fourteen units affiliated with Texas A&M, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, and the USDA-ARS. The Borlaug Center provides the Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology with a base of operations, including specialized research laboratories, infrastructure, and equipment for the plant science community at Texas A&M.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Contact: Marty Dickman
Phone: 979.862.4788
Center for Ports and Waterways
Mission:

To provide research, development, technology transfer, and education programs to improve productivity of ports and waterways; increase efficiency of operations on waterways; ensure that environmental concerns are addressed; augment maritime and marine industry efforts to become more competitive internationally; test new technologies and support implementation; help coordinate projects among multiple agencies; and provide educational opportunities for marine transportation professionals.

The Center for Ports and Waterways (CPW) links seaports, shippers, carriers, governments, universities, and the private sector to address issues such as trade flows and trends; intermodal concerns; regional competitiveness; landside access; economic and environmental impacts; international commerce; NAFTA and GATT; port development; transportation policy formulation and implementation; and security.

Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Contact: Jim Kruse
Phone: 713.686.2971
Process Engineering Research & Development Center

The Process Engineering Research & Development Center develops processes for converting agricultural crops and biological materials into functional food, feed, and industrial ingredients and for using these materials in industrial and consumer products. The Center also conducts research to recover valuable components from by-products and in treated water and waste. The Center is uniquely positioned as the only public oilseed processing facility in the U.S. and worldwide with the capabilities to address such needs in a rapid, affordable, and unbiased manner.

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)
Contact: Mian N. Riaz
Phone: 979.845.2774
Public Policy Research Institute

The Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI) serves as a leading interdisciplinary government and social policy research organization. Social problems related to the areas of government, education, public health, substance abuse, workforce and employment, aging, and child and family well-being provide the substantive focus of PPRI’s work. PPRI successfully designs scientific projects that predict and evaluate the effectiveness of local, state, regional, national, and international programs and initiatives. The Institute possesses the analytical and technical capabilities to engage in survey design and administration, policy research, statistical analysis, program evaluation, and electronic information and data systems development and management.

College of Liberal Arts
Contact: Kirby Goidel
Phone: 979.845.880
Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering

The Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering’s (IQSE) research extends into diverse fields such as quantum philosophy, laser physics, national security, nanoscience, bioscience, improved navigation and global and stellar positioning, and quantum informatics. Success in this research significantly impacts other areas, e.g., industry, medicine, water management, food processing, renewable energy efforts, telemetry, active imaging, lightning discharge control, ultra-sensitive magnetometry, metrology, and remote sensing by Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging).

Texas A&M University
Contact: Marlan Scully
Phone: 979.458.7942
Race and Ethnic Studies Institute
Mission:

To highlight Texas A&M’s strengths and academic leadership in research relating to the study of race and ethnicity and various dimensions; encourage dialogue among diverse methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives; support the interdisciplinary community of social science and humanities scholars through workshops and events; foster supportive mentoring relationships between students and faculty; and understand salience of race and ethnicity as organizing principles in human societies.

The Race and Ethnic Studies Institute (RESI) provides research support to faculty and students engaged in the critical study of race and ethnicity. RESI offers a variety of workshops across disciplines for those seeking feedback on works in progress or an opportunity to discuss seminal works in the field.

College of Liberal Arts
Contact: Verna Keith
Phone: 979.845.0966
Real Estate Center

The Real Estate Center is the nation’s largest publicly funded organization devoted to real estate research. The Center’s staff conducts research on financial, socioeconomic, public policy, trade, legal, land use, and local market analysis issues related to real estate. The results of Center research are communicated in a variety of formats, including their website, print publications, and videos. The Center’s flagship periodical — Tierra Grande — has a circulation of 160,000. Twice a week, an electronic real estate newsletter, Real Estate Center Online News (RECON) is sent to over 23,000 subscribers.

Mays School of Business
Contact: Gray Maler
Phone: 979.845.2031
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

The Institute for Regenerative Medicine (IRM) bridges the gap between basic science and clinical translation in the field of regenerative medicine and experimental cell therapeutics. Through active collaboration between basic scientists and clinicians in central Texas, the IRM hopes to tackle the ambitious task of discovering novel therapies for intractable diseases to relieve human suffering.

College of Medicine
Phone: 254.771.6810
Reliant Energy Securities and Commodities Trading Center

The Reliant Energy Securities and Commodities Trading Center’s (RTC) mission is to provide students opportunities to understand markets and the interaction of market participants in the securities and commodities worlds. The RTC is a physical lab used to teach advanced finance classes and topics. The RTC is an integral part of the Trading, Risk & Investments Program (TRIP) as well as the Petroleum Ventures Program (VP).

Mays School of Business
Phone: 979.845.8963
Center for Remote Health Technologies & Systems
Mission:

To identify and overcome the patient and health care provider needs through development of breakthrough health care devices, technologies, and information systems toward health monitoring and disease diagnosis, management, and prevention globally.

The CRHTS focuses on enabling healthy living through design and development of advanced technology and information systems.

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)
Contact: Gerard Cote
Phone: 979.845.4196
Center for Research and Development in Dual Language and Literacy Education
Mission:

Develop research that supports second language learners in schools to achieve academically, through programs that promote dual languages, English language, and literacy acquisition.

The Center for Research and Development in Dual Language and Literacy Acquisition (CRDLLA) conducts assessment and evaluation research in order provide professional development for teachers and administrators. The Center develops research-based educational materials and provides leadership for teachers, administrators, and/or families in the areas of dual language, English language, and literacy acquisition.

College of Education & Human Development
Phone: 979.845.3193
Center for Research, Evaluation, and Advancement of Teaching Education
Mission:

To advance quality and effectiveness of teacher preparation programs in Texas universities by engaging partners, providing information, creating opportunities for knowledge-sharing, and providing direct technical assistance.

The Center for Research, Evaluation, and Advancement of Teacher Education (CREATE) is an educational research consortium focusing on issues of teacher preparation and teacher quality. CREATE improves quality and effectiveness of teacher preparation programs in Texas universities through research and development that focuses on teacher education practices and the effects of these practices on public school improvement. CREATE provides opportunities to explore quality and effectiveness of teacher preparation, retention, and student achievement.

Texas A&M University System
Contact: Catherine Horn
Phone: 713.743.5032
Center for Retailing Studies
Mission:

Committed to retailing education, service, and research.

Founded in 1983, the Center for Retailing Studies at Mays Business School is respected throughout the world as a leading source of industry knowledge and a pipeline for developing future retail leaders. Each year, more than 150 students complete coursework, internships, high impact learning experiences, and leadership programs that prepare them for careers in store management, buying, merchandising, planning, business analytics, and supply chain.

Mays School of Business
Contact: Kelli Hollinger
Phone: 979.845.0325
Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center

The Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center is an academic center within the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M. Their mission is to conduct research into health issues affecting pet, wild, and exotic birds. This includes not just the physical health of birds, but also their mental health and the health of the environment in which they live.
The Center’s mission is not restricted to studies on parrots although that is currently the major research focus. The Center is also investigating disease issues in waterfowl such as ducks, geese, and swans; songbirds such as zebra finch; gamebirds such as the Northern bobwhite; and seabirds such as gulls.

College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Contact: Sarah Hamer
Phone: 979.845.4276
Schulmberger Center for Reservoir Description and Dynamics

The Schlumberger Center for Reservoir Description and Dynamics develops better approaches to describe and model petroleum reservoirs and manages the resources identified there to reduce costs and improve recovery. The center is part of the Crisman Institute for Petroleum Research. The Institute identifies and solves significant research problems of major interest to industry and government. The Institute conducts its efforts in four research centers: the Halliburton Center for Unconventional Resources; the Chevron Center for Well Construction and Production; the Schlumberger Center for Reservoir Description and Dynamics; and the Center for Energy, Environment, and Transportation Innovation.

College of Engineering
Contact: Daniel Hill
Phone: 979.845.2244
Institute for Science, Technology, and Public Policy

The Institute for Science, Technology, and Public Policy (ISTPP) conducts nonpartisan and interdisciplinary research on the role that scientific and technical discoveries may play in solving important societal problems. Focus areas include the environment and natural resources, national security, health, and the built environment. ISTPP examines how science and technology data, information, discoveries, and models are best framed and communicated to decision makers. It also examines the role of the general public in support for policy solutions.

Bush School of Government & Public Service
Contact: Kent E. Portney
Phone: 979.862.8855
Institute for Scientific Computation
Mission:

Devoted to the design, analysis, and implementation of innovative computational tools to advance scientific and engineering research and education.

The Institute for Scientific Computation (ISC) is devoted to the design, analysis, and implementation of innovative computational tools to advance scientific and engineering research and education. ISC conducts multidisciplinary research under four disciplines of scientific computation: data management, mathematical modeling, numerical solutions, and visualization. Research includes advanced computational methods and numerical analysis; validation of numerical results; Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA); advanced integrated data center; software architecture design; and visualization of multi-dimensional computational results.

College of Science
Phone: 979.845.1972
Scowcroft Institute for International Affairs
Mission:

To foster and disseminate policy-oriented research on international affairs by supporting faculty and student research, hosting international speakers and major scholarly conferences, and providing grants to outside researchers to use the holdings of the Bush Library.

The Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) is a research institute that brings together existing and new programs at the Bush School of Government & Public Service. The International Affairs Seminar Series, Lenore and Francis Humphries International Speakers Series, William and Dianne Moss-Scowcroft Lecture, Ansary Foreign Policy Conference Series, and Lone Star National Security Forum, bring together leading scholars to discuss various topics of interest. SIIA also facilitates research by outside scholars and supports international affairs research.

Bush School of Government and Public Service
Contact: Andrew Natsios
Phone: 979.862.1154
Southwest Rural Health Research Center

The Southwest Rural Health Research Center (SRHRC) is a nationally funded and recognized center established more than a decade ago to address the needs of rural and underserved populations across Texas and the nation. The SRHRC comprises a unique combination of faculty expertise in health policy, health economics, aging, long-term care, health law, epidemiology and biostatistics, and chronic disease. The Center is home to national projects such as:
•Rural Healthy People 2020, Vols 1 and 2
•Long-term care, aging, and disability policy
•Colon, breast and cervical cancer disparities
•Diabetes disparities
•Diabetes Education Kiosk
•Maternal, child, and infant health

College of Public Health
Contact: Jane N. Bolin
Phone: 979.436.9468
Center for Sport Management Research and Education
Mission:

To be a catalyst that brings together interdisciplinary researchers in the study of sports management in order to create and diffuse timely and appropriate actionable knowledge concerning the practice and application of sports management.

The Center for Sport Management Research and Education (CSMRE) attracts interdisciplinary teams for research specific to the sport/athletic industry; supports academic enrichment and academic communities through symposiums, seminars, and courses pertinent to sport and athletic management research; serves as a preeminent center for sports and athletics management research, education, and practice; and provides sport management students with research and learning activities through associations with sport and athletic organizations.

College of Education & Human Development
Contact: Gregg Bennett
Phone: 979.845.0156
Center for Statistical Bioinformatics
Mission:

To develop and promote the use of modern statistical methodology in genomics, with special focus on microarray studies, proteomics, statistical genetics, and molecular biology.

The Center for Statistical Bioinformatics fosters multi-disciplinary research and education in the area of statistical models and methods for the analysis of high throughput molecular data involved in life science research. The Center is supported by grants from the National Cancer Institute, the National Science Foundation, the National Human Genome Research Institute, and the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences. The Center also conducts a Bioinformatics Training Program.

College of Science
Contact: Bani Mallick
Phone: 979.845.3144
Center for Structural Biology

The Center for Structural Biology uses X-ray crystallography to study non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, malaria, and tuberculosis. The Center has several projects using structural biology to answer questions about different diseases that affect human health. Structural biology is the study of the three-dimensional shape assumed by biological macromolecules such as proteins and nucleic acids. Practical applications of protein structural data allows researchers to understand how protein structure contributes to some diseases and has created a new method of drug discovery known as structure guided drug design.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Phone: 979.845.1012
Center for Surface Science and Catalysis
Mission:

Organized to study the fundamental chemistry of processes that occur at the solid-gas and solid liquid interface.

The Center for Surface Science and Catalysis (CSSC) is an interdisciplinary center across the Colleges of science, engineering, agriculture, geosciences, and medicine. It is dedicated to the exploration and understanding of the fundamental physical phenomena that govern surfaces and interfaces of materials, ranging from heterogeneous catalysts, to surface coatings, biomaterials, and cellular processes.

College of Science
Contact: James Batteas
Phone: 979.458.2965
Institute for Sustainable Communities
Mission:

To integrate transformative research, engagement, and experiential learning aimed at building university-community-private sector partnerships for advancing the sustainability of communities and regions.

The Institute for Sustainable Communities (IfSC) conducts transformative research focused on sustainable communities, translates the research to action through community engagement, and offers high impact learning experiences for students. The goal is to create a fundamentally different way to tackle critical human health, disaster and climate change resilience, infrastructure decay, and water security challenges that threaten cities in Texas and around the world.

Texas A&M University
Contact: Philip Berke
Phone: 979.845.7813
Center for Technology-Mediated Learning in Mathematics
Mission:

Focuses on educational methods for using technology effectively in the classroom; conducts scientifically based research on technology efficacy; and disseminates instructional materials, best teaching practices, and modern methodologies for using technology to teach mathematics. The center is an integral part of the mathematics department’s efforts to enhance mathematics understanding in an increasingly competitive worldwide environment.

What we do

Undergraduate mathematics support w/technology
K-12 outreach for teacher professional development
Research on P-16 student learning and teacher professional
development

What we have done

Mathematics instructional coaches and teacher quality grants
Gas and oil applications lessons
Online precalculus instruction
Outreach – STEM nights; judge science fairs; Saturday activities
Research – undergraduate (20) teacher professional development (5)

Upcoming Initiatives

Online professional development series
Continued grant programs and continued research

College of Science
Contact: Donald Allen
Phone: 979.845.7950
Center for Tectonophysics
Mission:

Provide research support, training, and mentoring of graduate students and post-doctoral scientists pursuing advanced studies in the area of tectonophysics.

The Center for Tectonophysics undertakes interdisciplinary research of natural and human-induced rock deformation processes and the broad range of structures formed in the Earth. It focuses on earthquake hazards, energy and water resources, tectonics, and engineering activities. The Center houses research laboratories, including the John W. Handin Laboratory for Experimental Rock Deformation, to facilitate experimental and observational studies of deformation and transport behavior of rock and fluids at physical and chemical states in the Earth.

College of Geosciences
Phone: 979.845.3296
Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technologies
Mission:

To focus research and development in telecommunications and information technology research and development in the Texas A&M System.

The Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technologies (IT)2 analyzes, understands, and moves information where it’s needed in such capacities as email, data management, distance learning, and telemedicine. Not so long ago, these technologies were simply conveniences. Now, they are becoming more essential to daily living. (IT)2 brings together the best minds in telecommunications and information technology fields. They use the energy of new ideas and new technology to turn the promise of telecommunications and information technology into reality.

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)
Contact: Lauri Ditto
Phone: 979.862.3982
Texas A&M Energy Institute
Mission:

The Texas A&M Energy Institute pursues and supports new approaches for multi-disciplinary energy research, education, and external partnerships. These approaches cross departmental and college boundaries and address all facets of the energy landscape that naturally connect engineering, sciences, technologies, economics, law, and policy decisions.

The Texas A&M Energy Institute facilitates the study and development of innovative technologies and policies for energy production and energy conservation. Focusing on three essential pillars:
•Transformation of the energy research landscape,
•Education of the next generation of leaders in energy, and
•Establishment of a vibrant external partnerships program in energy.
Cutting-edge solutions are being realized through true interdisciplinary collaborations that will address the complexity and challenges of the world’s energy future.

Texas A&M University
Phone: 979.458.0253
Texas A&M Institute for Genome Sciences and Society
Mission:

Enhance education research opportunities, and training in the genetic and genomic sciences through the support of core infrastructure and to stimulate cross-fertilization of the natural and social sciences to enhance the impact of genome science advances.

The Texas A&M Institute for Genome Sciences and Society (TIGSS) serves as the nexus for genomic research, training, and support. TIGSS functions as a virtual institute to unite genome scientists with researchers who study the social, economic, and ethical consequences and impacts of genomics technology, as well as bioinformatics scientists who conduct research on how to analyze and manage large datasets such as those generated by high-throughput genomics experiments.

College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Phone: 979.436.0850
Texas A&M Institute for Genomic Medicine
Mission:

Facilitates breakthroughs in science and medicine and accelerates the pace of medical discoveries through internal research and provides resources, training, and services to the scientific community at Texas A&M, the state of Texas, and the world.

The Texas A&M Institute for Genomic Medicine (TIGM) is an essential resource for researchers to obtain transgenic services. Since 2006, TIGM has delivered more than 800 mouse and cell orders to more than 270 academic and commercial institutions in over 26 countries. TIGM provides transgenic core services to researchers within and outside The Texas A&M University System including blastocyst or pronuclear injections (including CRISPR/Cas9); rederivation; embryo transfer; design and production of vectors for custom knockout (stable and Cre-ready conditional) and knock in projects; and various aspects of ES cell manipulations and embryo and sperm cryopreservation.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Contact: Ben Morpurgo
Phone: 979.458.5495
Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience

The Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience (TAMIN) strengthens interdisciplinary and collaborative research, enhances scholarship and research funding, promotes national visibility, promotes postdoctoral and graduate training, and offers unique undergraduate training opportunities. Studies range from basic neuroscience to translational research aimed at developing therapies for neurological conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, ataxia telengiectasia, autism, cerebral palsy, depression, drug addiction, fetal alcohol syndrome, epilepsy, hereditary rat neuronal system degeneration, meningoencephalomyelitis, multiple sclerosis, neurofibromatosis, neuromuscular diseases, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, stress disorders, and tumors of the nervous system.

Texas A&M University
Contact: C. Jane Welsh
Phone: 979.862.4974
Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies
Mission:

To develop research activities and provide core services in the areas of device development, preclinical studies under Good Laboratory Practices, and biomedical imaging; to advance training of graduate and professional students within relevant scientific and engineering disciplines; and support the needs of degree programs that train students and industry personnel on regulatory issues within biotechnology.

The Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies (TIPS) serves the preclinical needs of academic researchers and industry. TIPS has unique qualifications and is positioned to conduct medical device and combination product safety studies in large animal models in compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Good Laboratory Practice regulations.

College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Contact: Egemen Tuzun
Phone: 979.847.8477
Texas A&M Institute of Data Science
Mission:

TAMIDS facilitates the creation and dissemination of fundamental research in the field of data science, enables applied data science research in relevant disciplines, and spurs interdisciplinary research by unifying the diverse expertise across the University.

The Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS) serves and fosters collaborations across Texas A&M University and its affiliated agencies. TAMIDS is a joint undertaking of Texas A&M with the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and Texas A&M AgriLife Research. TAMIDS is an inclusive umbrella organization for data science and will facilitate synergistic interactions among researchers in diverse application areas and those with expertise in core methodologies, including computing, statistics, modeling and simulation, optimization, programming, applied mathematics, data communication, visualization, curating and archiving, and information extraction and management.

Texas A&M University
Contact: Simon Sheather
Phone: 979.845.3141
Texas A&M Rural and Community Health Institute
Mission:

To reduce negative outcomes and disparities in health status by improving access to quality and safety of healthcare.

Rural and Community Health Institute (RCHI) is a health extension center offering programs that promote safe, effective health care practices. RCHI serves as a bridge for health care professionals and their organizations with academic centers, policymakers, and researchers to improve the quality and safety of patient care. RCHI offers a variety of quality and patient safety programs, including peer review through case-based learning, benchmarking, assessment services, and database management and analysis. Additional programs include opportunities for continuing medical and nursing education.

Texas A&M University
Contact: Nancy W. Dickey
Phone: 979.436.0390
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Mission:

To solve transportation problems through research, to transfer technology, and to develop diverse human resources to meet the transportation challenges of tomorrow.

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) seeks solutions to the problems and challenges facing all modes of transportation in Texas. TTI is recognized as one of the finest higher education-affiliated transportation research agencies in the nation and has saved the state and nation billions of dollars through strategies and products developed through its research program. Its research has a proven impact, resulting in lives, time, and resources saved while making significant advancements in transportation safety, mobility, planning, systems, infrastructure, the environment, and other areas vital to an efficient transportation system and good quality of life.

Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Phone: 979.845.1713
Center for Texas Beaches and Shores
Mission:

To become the gateway for research on coastal sustainability and resiliency.

The Center for Texas Beaches and Shores (CTBS) was established to address beach erosion and wetlands loss throughout the state. CTBS is dedicated to the conservation and protection of the Texas shoreline, bays, and waterways through innovative research in cooperation with government and private sector agencies. The Center is focused on developing a comprehensive, holistic approach to Texas coastal research and restoration solutions incorporating natural, economic, and political processes.

Texas A&M University-Galveston
Contact: Samuel Brody
Phone: 979.458.4623
Texas Census Research Data Center
Mission:

College of Liberal Arts

The Texas Census Research Data Center (TXCRDC) collaborates with the U.S. Census Bureau, which provides researchers in Texas and beyond access to non-public versions of datasets in the federal statistical system. Qualified researchers conduct basic science research and research to improve the effectiveness of the federal statistical system. A partial list of available datasets includes, non-public versions of: U.S. Decennial censuses and demographic surveys; economic censuses and surveys; and health data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

College of Liberal Arts
Contact: Mark Fossett
Phone: 979.845.5618
Texas Center for Applied Technology
Mission:

To provide quality research and practical engineering solutions to critical state and national needs through enterprising research projects that fulfill client needs while inserting new technologies into society that promotes economic growth and an improved quality of life.

The Texas Center for Applied Technology (TCAT) pursues enterprising research projects that fulfill client needs while inserting new technologies into society that promote economic growth and an improved quality of life. The Center assembles teams utilizing the best TCAT technical staff, industry and government partners, and faculty and students from various education institutions to fulfill client needs while inserting new technologies into society. TCAT promotes economic growth and an improved way of life by implementing a spectrum of activities including basic and applied research, development and prototyping, and application.

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)
Contact: James A. Wall
Phone: 979.458.0250
Texas Center for Climate Studies
Mission:

To initiate, encourage, and support climate-related programs in research, education, service, and outreach to improve the quality of life and economic health of Texas; advance understanding of why and how climate is changing and what changes will mean for Texas; promote translational research from climate models and provide it to others; and communicate climate change information and potential impacts to the public.

The Texas Center for Climate Studies develops prediction models of the regional climate system that help estimate and project how weather patterns, particularly extreme events such as hurricanes, droughts, and heat waves, may change. Because the climate is deeply connected with human and environmental sustainability, changes in climate may drive or disrupt many of the major economic sectors of Texas (agriculture, energy, tourism, manufacturing).

College of Geosciences
Phone: 979.845.0175
Texas Institute of Oceanography

The Texas Institute of Oceanography (TIO) is located at Texas A&M University’s Galveston Campus and is designated as an internationally recognized research institute. Its mission includes providing focus for research of the Gulf Coast and providing the research and technology base for the development of marine-related businesses in the state of Texas and the Gulf of Mexico.

Texas A&M University - Galveston
Phone: 409.740.4990
Texas Water Resources Institute

The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) and the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources work together to foster and communicate research and educational outreach programs focused on water and natural resource science and management issues in Texas and beyond. TWRI was designated as the water resources institute for the state of Texas in 1964 after Congress passed the Water Resources Research Act (WRRA). The WRRA established water resources institutes in each state and provided funds for research on solving water issues. Today, TWRI is one of 54 institutes in the National Institute for Water Resources, which serves as the contact between individual institutes and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Contact: John Tracy
Phone: 979.845.1851
Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning
Mission:

To prepare graduate students and post-docs as future faculty; support Texas A&M’s initiative to infuse courses with inquiry-based pedagogy; and support faculty development in CIRTL pillars and inquiry-based pedagogy.

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) promotes “the development of a national faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of their professional careers.” CIRTL serves as a bridge by contributing Texas A&M’s unique emphasis on inquiry-based courses to the CIRTL network and networking existing resources and facilitating access to CIRTL resources to the broader Texas A&M community.

College of Medicine
Phone: 979.845.3593
Center for the Management of Information Systems

The Center for the Management of Information Systems (CMIS) provides a competitive advantage to its student, faculty, and industry members by facilitating an active partnership (aligning needs and resources) to provide robust, relevant educational opportunities; research support; and corporate access. To achieve its mission, CMIS engages highly active and innovative corporate members who facilitate efforts through coordination, participation, and sponsorship. CMIS provides member organizations a competitive advantage through participation in their activities.

Mays Business School
Contact: Robin Starnes
Phone: 979.845.1748
The Smart Grid Center
Mission:

To form a competitive environment to advance efficient use of electric energy and modernization of the electricity grid, as well as to promote creation of multidisciplinary research teams to solve problems and deliver an innovative and effective smart grid.

The Smart Grid Center was formed to expand on the smart grid-related efforts of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) in an area of intense national interest in ensuring the reliability, sustainability, and security of the electric energy supply. The Center’s vision is a seamless integration of power system infrastructure with the transportation and built environment to create 21st century energy ecosystems capable of solving pressing energy issues while meeting the needs of future generations.

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)
Phone: 979.845.7509
Center for the Study of Digital Libraries
Mission:

To foster pioneering research on theory and application of digital libraries and to create flexible and efficient new technologies for their use.

The Center for the Study of Digital Libraries (CSDL) collaborates with researchers on campus, at other universities, and the international research community on core research on digital collections and their applications.
•Employs digital collections to transform how people collect, manage, and work with information.
•Advances the underlying technologies, including user interfaces and data-centered algorithms that mediate understanding and use of digital information.
•Studies the socio-technical systems that make use of collections and the co-design of technology and policy.

College of Engineering
Contact: Richard Furuta
Phone: 979.845.3839
Center for the Study of the First Americans
Mission:

To pursue research, train students, promote scientific dialogue, and stimulate public interest in the Ice Age peopling of the Americas.

Through its international and interdisciplinary research initiatives the Center for the Study of the First Americans is at the forefront in developing new knowledge about the first people to enter and settle the Americas at the end of the last Ice Age. The Center disseminates the results of academic research about the first Americans to the professional community and the general public through its publications, workshops, and conventions.

College of Liberal Arts
Contact: Michael Waters
Phone: 979.845.4046
The Sydney & J.L. huffines Institute for Sports Medicine & human Performance
Mission:

To facilitate research, application, and communication between sports scientists, practitioners, and the world.

The Sydney & J.L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine & Human Performance realizes that activity and exercise are the cheapest and most efficient forms of disease prevention and symptom alleviation. The Institute has evolved to connect exercise scientists, practitioners, and the public. It is this connection that will lead not only to better athletes, but also to better health in the general public.

College of Education & Human Development
Phone: 979.845.8744
Center for the Translational Research in Aging and Longevity
Mission:

Transforming lives of older adults.

The Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity is engaged in ongoing translational research on nutrition, exercise, and metabolism in relation to aging and the common diseases of our aging population. These diseases include cancer, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), mild cognitive impairment/dementia, and autism spectrum disorder. Translation of knowledge from basic and applied sciences to care and clinical practice for older adults is the overall goal.

College of Education & Human Development
Contact: Nicolaas Deutz
Phone: 979.220.2910
The USA Center for Rural Public Health Preparedness
Mission:

The mission of the USA Center is to work with both internal and external partners to promote the development of skills and competencies that support emergency response and preparedness in primarily rural states and rural sections of the country.

Approximately 325 million people reside in the United States; 20 percent live in rural areas. The USA Center for Rural Public Health Preparedness, under the Office of Special Programs at the School of Public Health, was established in 2005 to provide public health preparedness, technical assistance, and training resources to rural and tribal areas that have fewer assets and resources, less access, and are forced to compete against urban areas that receive national focus and priority.

Center focus areas include: community engagement, technical assistance, education and training, assessments, consulting, exercises, and education, material development.

School of Public Health
Phone: 979.436.9472
Center for Theoretical Physics

The Center for Theoretical Physics conducts research that is fundamental in nature and aimed at building a theoretical framework which will assist in the understanding of condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, high energy physics, atomic physics, quantum optics, and atmospheric physics.

College of Science
Contact: Marlan Scully
Phone: 979.862.2333
Thomas and Joan Read Center for Distribution Research and Education
Mission:

To use applied processes to create, codify, and disseminate critical knowledge for the distribution community to include undergraduate, graduate, and industry professional students.

The Thomas and Joan Read Center for Distribution Research and Education is the only university center in the U.S. that focuses on research and education in industrial distribution. The Center’s professional development and educational programs are designed to increase an organization’s competitive advantage and profitability. The Center focuses on relevant and actionable education through proven methods and tools. Some of the unique characteristics of the programs are relevant learning, distribution focus, research-based education, distribution domain experience of faculty, and access to research solutions and services.

College of Engineering
Phone: 979. 845.1463
Transdisciplinary Center for Health Equity Research
Mission:

To stimulate research, education, intervention development, testing, dissemination, and evaluation in a coordinated effort in partnership with affected communities for the reduction and elimination of health disparities.

The Transdisciplinary Center for Health Equity Research (TCHER) promotes an environment that is conducive to a wide breadth of activities aimed at promoting better health outcome, i.e., achieving health equity. The Center is engaged in a variety of research, education, service, and community outreach activities related to the reduction and elimination of health disparities and toward the achievement of health equity. TCHER contributes to the national research agenda related to health disparities and emerging health needs of ethnic minority groups and disadvantaged or vulnerable sub-groups of the population.

College of Education & Human Development
Phone: 979.862.2954
Center for Translational Cancer Research
Mission:

The mission of the Center for Translational Cancer Research is to promote the translation of discoveries in cancer cell biology into interventions of value in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.

The Institute of Biosciences and Technology is organized into Centers of research excellence in cancer, genomics and disease, developmental biology and birth defects, and infectious disease. The Center for Translational Cancer Research (CTCR) includes a community of scientists committed to translational research that addresses the role of cell signaling pathways in the pathophysiology of cancer and auto-immune and cardiovascular diseases. The CTCR has specialized resources to support high throughput-based drug discovery research and advanced imaging technologies.

Institute for Biosciences and Technology
Phone: 713.677.7473
Center for Translational Environmental Health Research

The Institute of Biosciences and Technology is organized into Centers of research excellence in cancer, genomics and disease, developmental biology and birth defects, and infectious disease.
One of only 21 National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences Centers of Excellence in the country, the Center for Translational Environmental Health Research (CTEHR) is poised to lead the state and nation in understanding the effects of the environment on human health. Through a novel bench-to-bedside-to-community approach, CTEHR researchers accelerate the process of advancing basic scientific discoveries and translating them into treatment and prevention approaches for individuals at the highest risk for environmental diseases.
CTEHR focus areas foster integration and interdisciplinary collaboration among investigators with shared interests in environmental stressors, modifiers of response, and human health and disease.

Institute of Biosciences and Technology
Center for Transportation Computational Mechanics
Mission:

To foster advancements in roadside safety technology with the goal of reducing the tremendous loss of life that occurs on our nation’s highways each year as a result of run-off-road crashes.

The Center for Transportation Computational Mechanics (CeTCoM) is supported by research projects sponsored by federal and state transportation agencies and private industry. The Center’s primary focus is roadside safety. The Center actively works on projects in other areas such as design and evaluation of physical perimeter security devices and dynamic analysis of bridge structures, soils, and pavements.

Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Phone: 979.845.6153
Center for Transportation Safety
Mission:

To serve as a focal point for traffic safety research, policy analysis, education, and outreach by providing training and guidance in transportation safety and safety-related research; promoting the collaboration in the cause of transportation safety; conducting research to reduce transportation deaths and injuries; assessing effectiveness of plans, programs, and policies that have been implemented to reduce transportation-related deaths and injuries; providing safety information to professionals and the public; and serving as a resource to legislature and various state agencies by developing new plans, programs, and policies that reduce transportation-related deaths and injuries in Texas.

The Center for Transportation Safety (CTS) is committed to reducing the frequency and severity of roadway crashes through a program of innovative and multi-disciplinary research, education, and outreach. The Center’s work is focused on developing safer roadways, safer drivers, and addressing the needs of high-risk groups.

Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Phone: 979.845.2736
Center for Urban and Structural Entomology

The objective of the Center for Urban and Structural Entomology is to:
•Discover the basic biological and ecological parameters that limit the growth of insect pests in urban environments;
•Develop, implement, and evaluate biological control systems as part of an integrated pest management program;
•Develop, implement, and evaluate IPM technologies involving pesticides for management of urban pests; and
•Develop and implement a technology transfer system based on the stated objectives.
The Center’s staff and graduate students conduct research on the biology and control methods of several urban and structural pests (termites, ant, cockroaches, etc.).

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Contact: Ed Vargo
Phone: 979.845.5855
Center for Urban School Partnerships
Mission:

To provide data-based answers to the most pressing research questions in the field of urban education. The Center conducts scholarly investigations and pursues strategic partnerships.

The Center for Urban School Partnerships (CUSP) is dedicated to improving urban schools via collaborative partnerships. One of the main foci of CUSP is to disseminate empirically-based research related to pertinent issues in urban educational settings in the state of Texas and the nation. Additionally, CUSP also provides research opportunities to the next generation of scholars in the field of urban education. CUSP’s vision is to produce empirically-based research/scholarship and serve as an informational clearinghouse on issues in urban educational settings.

College of Education & Human Development
Phone: 979.845.8384
Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center
Mission:

To develop new technologies for producing quality vegetable products in an efficient, economic, and environmentally sound system with a focus on achieving health and nutrition benefits.

The Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center supports and strengthens the produce industry through research and education. Today, research for this vital industry is at a turning point. Interdisciplinary scientists conduct system-wide research including plant breeding, sustainable production practices, postharvest produce handling, and bioactive active derived assays. Research offers opportunities to develop unique produce with improved nutrition and health benefits. The industry’s ability to increase sales and compete in a global market will be enhanced as a result of this new research.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Contact: Bhimu Patil
Phone: 979.862.4521
Winnie Carter Wildlife Center
Mission:

To serve as a teaching facility for the management, handling, behavior, and veterinary care of exotic and wildlife species.

The Winnie Carter Wildlife Center is a research and teaching facility that offers students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a variety of non-domestic animal species. Students are exposed to, and participate in, many aspects of exotic animal husbandry, management, and medicine. Students learn also about the care of non-domestic animals. The Wildlife Center is home to a variety of animals including white-tailed deer, fallow deer, ostriches, a llama, peafowl, a green-cheeked Amazon parrot, blue and gold Macaw, African Servals, and desert tortoises.

College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Phone: 979.845.6881
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