UNIVERSITY-WIDE CENTERS & INSTITUTES
Speed School faculty lead a number of interdisciplinary research centers/institutes specializing in strategic areas. Our centers and institutes foster collaborative research between students, faculty, staff, and partners. There’s no better place for you to conduct groundbreaking research.
The breadth of possibilities in Additive Manufacturing can be seen in the mix of faculty from Engineering, Medicine, and Dentistry. The AMIST is funded by the Department of Defense, NASA, and the National Science Foundation.More about Additive Manufacturing Institute of Science and Technology
The Conn Center is at the vanguard of renewable energy solutions that are cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable. The impact of the Center's research is wide-ranging: enhancing global energy security, maintaining US technological leadership, and improving high-tech manufacturing in Kentucky.More about Conn Center For Renewable Energy Research
The delivery of goods and services has changed dramatically in just a few short years. Speed School is addressing the future of distribution: e-commerce, robotics, 3D printing, the “Internet of Things”, crowdsourcing, and on-demand business models. At LoDi, you'll work with university-wide, multidisciplinary teams to solve these and other challenges.More about Logistics and Distribution Institute
LARRI is a multi-disciplinary team that have a combined expertise in the emerging research areas related to automation and robotics.More about Louisville Automation & Robotics Research Institute (LARRI)
Engineering Centers & Institutes
Speed School maintains a number of interdisciplinary research centers/institutes specializing in strategic areas. Our centers and institutes foster collaborative research between students, faculty, staff, and partners, while also serving as a technical assistance resource to businesses and organizations.
CADO is a multi-disciplinary laboratory where students conduct research and apply their knowledge to support decision making in diverse settings such as manufacturing, logistics, transportation, and healthcare.More about Center for Applied Data Sciences and Optimization
This multidisciplinary human sciences laboratory focuses on human-computer interaction (HCI) in relation to productivity and efficiency. The lab can be configured to simulate various workspaces, including ambulatory healthcare.More about Center for Human Systems Engineering
Partners from local utilities, industry, and the community rely on Speed School's Center for Infrastructure Research to provide education, research, and solutions for urban infrastructure-related issues.More about Center for Infrastructure Research
The CTLE produces nationally and internationally recognized research into Engineering teaching methods. Through faculty learning communities, Speed School helps to develop evidence-based strategies to nurture the workforce of the future.More about Center for Teaching & Learning Engineering
The Academy for Community Transportation Innovation provides new techniques and essential skills required to design, build and manage the transportation system of the 21st century. The goal is also to accelerate transportation project development and enhance community involvement and environmental sensitivity.More about Center for Transportation Innovation
The CVIP Center has three broad focus areas: imaging science, computer vision and biomedical imaging. 250 publications and 5 patents have also been produced from this state-of-the-art facility for imaging, AI Robotics, vision sensors, and object scanning.r imaging, AI Robotics, vision sensors, and object scanning. CVIP Center has three broad focus areas: imaging science, computer vision and biomedical imagingMore about Computer Vision and Image Processing Center
Optics and nanoscience provide a rich territory for fundamental discovery and enabling of new products. Collaborations between the Speed School departments, chemistry and physics is leading to many new discoveries and commercialization of emerging technologies.More about ElectroOptics Research Institute and Nanotechnology Center
UofL's newest center, the IAC provides no-cost energy assessment & support to regional, small and medium-size manufacturers while educating engineers in energy & water resource conservation.More about Industrial Assessment Center
KPPC is Speed School’s sustainability technical assistance resource for businesses and organizations across the Commonwealth. Through training, workshops and direct assistance, over 37,000 clients have learned to reduce waste through increased efficiency while lowering their operational costs.More about Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center
More than 52 miles of streams and riverine wetlands have been restored thanks to the multidisciplinary efforts of the Stream Institute. Our constructed projects have served as examples for restoration designers and construction contractors and for an EPA‐sponsored regulatory workshop on floodplain restoration methods.More about Stream Institute
Partners in Research
On the forefront of groundbreaking research, Speed School faculty and research staff work side-by-side with a number of interdisciplinary research centers/institutes specializing in the following healthcare areas making a difference for individuals suffering from catastrophic injuries and diseases.
Engineers work side-by-side with interdisciplinary researchers to understand disease progression and treatment response through bioimaging modeling and computer-assisted diagnostic systems in order to characterize cancer growth, predict solid tumor progression and treatment response.More about Brown Cancer Center
The intersection of engineering and medicine is a fertile landscape for the most cutting-edge partnerships and progressive scientific modalities. Engineers are essential partners and collaborators to the scientists and clinicians at CII in the discovery, development, testing and evaluation of medical devices including bio-adaptive heart innovations, diagnostics, therapies and related technologies.More about Cardiovascular Innovation Institute
Creating new pathways for progress, possibility, ideas and imagination by transforming the access, awareness, design and use of technology to embrace digital agility and enhance learning and discovery in the commonwealth.More about Digital Transformation Center