Arboretum Research - Dr. Patrick Bohlen leads student research projects in an effort to create a more sustainable outdoor environment. Some of their research includes Vegetation Monitoring, Urban Forestry Effects (UFORE), Green Roofs, Invasive Species studies, Prescribed Fire, Urban Heat Island Effect, GIS Data and more.
Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation is housed in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering where Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty leads a team on transportation research. Their research includes Traffic Engineering, Transportation Safety, Transportation Simulation, Driving Simulator, Congestion, Pricing Technology, Transportation Planning, and Training.
Center for Hydroscience Analysis, Modeling, & Predictive Simulations (CHAMPS) lab - The CHAMPS lab team is studying the effects of long-term sea level rise and storminess on near-shore ecosystems.
The Electric Vehicle Transportation Center (EVTC) is a consortium of transportation and energy experts from The University of Central Florida, University of Hawai'i, and Tuskegee University in Alabama and is led by (FSEC). The U.S.DOT-funded center is focused on transforming the transportation system to accommodate the influx of electric and plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) and their power demands.
Environmental Systems Engineering Institute (ESEI) is directed by Dr. Steven J. Duranceau, P.E. It is a drinking water treatment research facility that is affiliated with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.ESEI specializes in the study of drinking water treatment using membrane filtration techniques. These techniques include, but are not limited to reverse-osmosis, nanofiltration, and microfiltration. ESEI is also involved in the study of coagulation and flocculation techniques.
Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) is a research institute that studies and develops energy technologies that enhance Florida's and the nation's economy and environment. Their work aims to educate the public, students and practitioners on the results of their research.
Municipal Solid Waste Research encompasses various aspects of the solid waste lifecycle including generation, removal, and fate. Dr. Debra Reinhart leads multiple projects including: Fate of Organic Matter from Leachate Discharged to Wastewater Treatment Plants, Municipal Solid Waste Leachate Organic Matter Generation and Removal, and Food Waste at the Food/Energy/Water Nexus.
Nanoscience Technology Center - Green Energy Thrust is engaged in several research projects some of which involve Integrated Photovoltaic Device Development, Improved efficiencies for Organic Photovoltaic devices (OPV) and Organic Light emitting diodes (OLED), and Oxidation of alcohols (ethanol and methanol) for use in direct alcohol fuel cells.
Stormwater Management Academy - Dr. Ni-Bin Chang and Dr. Marty Wanielista work with a team to research the best practices in stormwater management.