University of California, Riverside

Bourns College of Engineering

Research Centers

research centers

The affiliated research centers at the college enhance the capabilities of the college by providing centers of excellence to attract funding, build expertise and pursue their research missions. While addressing some of today's most important engineering problems, the centers also provide valuable opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to prepare for their own careers of discovery.

The Center for Bioengineering Research

Cellular Control and Regulation
In-silico Biosystems and Biomolecular Modeling
Biophotonics and Laser Applications
Drug Design
High Throughput Screening 

The College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT)

Atmospheric Processes
Emissions and Fuels
Environmental Modeling
Sustainable Energy Systems
Transportation Systems 

The Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE)


The Center for Research in Intelligent Systems (CRIS)

Image Processing and Understanding
Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition
Image and Video Databases
Distributed Sensing, Control and Robotics
Data Mining
Cognitive Information Processing
Intelligent Systems and Machine Intelligence
Automatic Target/Object Recognition
Multi-Sensor Fusion
Autonomous Navigation
Wireless Large Scale Sensor Networks, Surveillance/Monitoring
Multi-Modal Biometics and Security
Biological and Medical Image Processing and Analysis
Science of Innovations

The Center for Ubiquitous Communication by Light (UC-LIGHT)

ASIC Design
System IntegrationResources

Southern California Research Initiative for Solar Energy (SC-RISE)

Winston Chung Global Energy Center

Efficient Thermal Management of High-Power Batteries and Battery Packs with Graphene-Based Materials
Biologically Inspired Cathode Materials
Silicon Quantum Dot–Graphene Composite as Anode for Lithium Ion Batteries
Electrochemical Synthesis of Vertical LiFePO4 Nanowire Arrays as Cathode for Lithium Ion Rechargeable Microbatteries
Tunable Hybrid Nanotube-Graphene Architectures for Energy Storage
Nano/Micro Hierarchically Structured Porous Metal Oxides for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM)


UCR Center for Catalysis

Collaborative participation by BCOE departments of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering faculty with other UCR colleges.
Address challenges faced by the field of chemical catalysis in the 21st century



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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Bourns College of Engineering
446 Winston Chung Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5190
Fax: (951) 827-3188