Centers and institutes

Blending the passions of exceptional faculty and scholars across disciplines to make the world a better place

Arizona State University is home to various centers and institutes that blend the passions of exceptional faculty and scholars across disciplines. Our centers and institutes address large, complex problems and challenges facing society in hopes of finding solutions and making the world a better place.

From pursuing cutting-edge research in earth and space exploration, developing quick solutions to fight new infectious diseases, to studying implications of new discoveries on public policy and democracy, our centers and institutes are working toward positive change locally, nationally, internationally, and beyond.

For questions, changes, or additions to the list of centers and institutes list, email the University Program Review and Accreditation Office (UPRA) under the Provost Office.

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Adaptive Intelligent Materials and Systems Center (AIMS)

Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI)

ASU-Mayo Center for Innovative Imaging

Building Reliable Advances and Innovation in Neurotechnology Center

Center for Accelerating Operational Efficiency *Dual with Global Security Initiative

Center for Adaptive Neural Systems

Center for Applied Nanoionics

Center for Assured and Scalable Data Engineering (CASCADE)

Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors (BB Center) *Dual with Biodesign Institute

Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG)

Center for Biosignatures Discovery Automation *Dual with Biodesign

Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing (CUbiC)

Center for Complex System Safety (CCSS)

Center for Cybersecurity and Trusted Foundations *Dual with Global Security Initiative

Center for Efficient Vehicles and Sustainable Transportation Systems (EV-STS)

Center for Embedded Systems

Center for Environmental Security

Center for Human, Artificial Intelligence, and Robot Teaming *Dual with Global Security Initiatives

Center for Hydrologic Innovations

Center for Negative Carbon Emissions (CNCE)

Center for Photonics Innovation (CPI)

Center for Teaching Old Models New Tricks (U.S. Department of Transportation University Transportation Center)

Center for Wireless Information Systems and Computational Architectures (WISCA)

Connection One - Integrated Circuits, Systems, and Sensors Research Center

Flexible Electronics and Display Center (FEDC)

Freedm Systems Engineering Research Center (FREEDM)

Information Assurance Center

Metis Center – Center for Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering

Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment Systems Center (NEWT)

National Center of Excellence on SMART INNOVATIONS

Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC)

Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies (an NSF-DOE Engineering Research Center QESST)

Secure, Trusted, and Assured Microelectronics Center (STAM)

Sensor, Signal and Information Processing Center (SenSIP)

Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology *Dual with Biodesign Institute

Water and Environmental Technology Center (WET)

Health Solutions



New College

Nursing and Health Innovation

Public Service and Community Solutions

The College

Arizona Cancer Evolution Center *Dual with Biodesign

Center for Biodiversity Outcomes *Dual with Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation

Center for Evolution and Medicine *Dual with Biodesign Institute

Global Drylands Center *Dual with Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation

Centers and institutes is part of the University Program Review and Accreditation Office.

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