Centers and Institutes

North Carolina Battery Complexity, Autonomous Vehicle and Electrification Research Center (BATT CAVE)

Dr. Tiefu Zhao, Interim Director

The BATT CAVE focuses on the advancement of battery technology and autonomous vehicles. Research will be designed to discover new
materials, challenge fundamental electrochemical theories and develop mechanistic modeling for developing alternative battery types.

Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education (CAMMSE)

Dr. Wei (David) Fan, Director

CAMMSE is a Tier 1 University Transportation Center and a consortium of five universities. The focus of the Center is in developing advanced technology, methods and models for multimodal transportation (including highway, air, rail, freight, public transit, bicycle and pedestrian), as well as educating and developing an effective workforce.

Center for Biomedical Engineering and Science (CBES)

Dr. Glenn Boreman, Director

Bringing together an interdisciplinary collection of faculty, researchers, clinicians and practitioners, CBES provides an essential collaborative environment for solving biomedical issues. CBES is organized into four focus areas: Applied Cancer Technology and Therapeutics (ACT2), Medical Therapies and Technologies (MTT), Biomechanics and Mobility Research (BMR), and Molecular Engineering and Design (MED).

Center for Precision Metrology (CPM)

Dr. Ed Morse, Director

The Center for Precision Metrology is an interdisciplinary association of faculty and student researchers at the University, allied with industrial partners in the research, development and integration of precision metrology as applied to manufacturing.

Energy Production & Infrastructure Center (EPIC)

Dr. Mike Mazzola, Executive Director

With a state-of-the-art research center, EPIC provides education and applied research opportunities to students with energy-related interests. Our industry education partnerships unite students, faculty, and industrial partners to collaborate on interdisciplinary research and learning with a particular focus on energy research and education.

Sustainably Integrated Buildings and Sites (SIBS)

Robert Cox, Lead

SIBS is a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) program. With UNC Charlotte as the lead site for the cooperative program, SIBS conducts research that promotes improved energy use, water use, air quality and productivity in buildings through the integration of appropriate subsystems and technologies.