The UTC Research Institute has been established to advance R&D and experiential learning profiles in key cross-disciplinary areas. The Institute will bolster the University’s focus on building cross-disciplinary teams and catalyzing partnerships to establish enduring programs of excellence for R&D areas that can’t be solved using a single-discipline approach.
Two of the Research Institute’s main focus areas are transportation (intelligent transportation systems, electric vehicle and battery technologies, social factors, automation, multimodal systems, policy and planning, cyber security, privacy, infrastructure and more) and quantum technologies (quantum computing, quantum sensing and quantum networks). These areas are aligned with strong community engagement and with recognized or emerging R&D capabilities and facilities. Both have established strong community engagement and are aligned with recognized or emerging R&D capabilities and facilities. These focus areas provide attractive educational opportunities for students across disciplines and for professionals already in the workforce.
The mission of the Center of Excellence in Applied Computational Science and Engineering (CEACSE) is to establish and expand a cohesive multidisciplinary effort in applied computational science and engineering leveraged across UTC and to produce sustained growth in research funding, excellence in integrated education and research, and to increase national and international stature and competitiveness in Tennessee. These funds are awarded annually on a competitive basis. The primary goal of this program is to enable development of new capabilities and extramural projects in the computational sciences.