Research Centers

the college of engineering is host to five research centers
The College of Engineering is host to 4 Research Centers with projects funded by the State of Texas. The mission of each Center is to enhance understanding and solve fundamental problems in their respective areas.

The Center for Advances in Water and Air Quality

Director: Dr. Jerry Lin

CAWAQ promotes understanding of critical environmental issues and develops solutions for mitigating challenges in water and air quality faced by industries and the global community through research, educational programs, and outreach. Interdisciplinary research projects are funded by the State of Texas.

The Center for Advances in Port Management

Director: Mr. Erik Stromberg

CAPM implements a leading-edge port and marine terminal-related research program fully responsive to, and anticipatory of, industry needs and faculty capabilities. Interdisciplinary research projects are funded by the State of Texas.

Texas Air Research Center / Texas Hazardous Waste Research Center

Director: Dr. Thomas Ho

TARC and THWRC manage integrated research programs in two niche areas: (1) synthesize scientific and modeling data regarding Texas air quality to facilitate decision-making for policy makers, and (2) innovate the technologies for the mitigation and remediation of environmental dispersion of hazardous wastes.