Highly focused, highly collaborative

Center for Research in Extreme Batteries

The Center for Research in Extreme Batteries (CREB) aims to foster and accelerate collaborative research in advanced battery materials and technologies and characterization techniques. CREB’s focus is on batteries for extreme performance, environments and applications (for example: defense, space, biomedical applications). Participation in CREB is open to national and defense labs, universities, and industry.

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Center for Environmental Energy Engineering

CEEE provides innovative solutions to industry's research and development challenges and cost-effective, timely technology transfer. CEEE has developed a highly flexible and task-oriented consortium structure that emphasizes pre-competitive research. Sponsors include industrial companies and government agencies that pool research funds leveraged by additional support from the University of Maryland.

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Nanostructures for Electric Energy Storage (NEES)

The Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage (NEES) EFRCis a multi-institutional research center, one of 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers established by the US Department of Energy in 2009. The center studies structures that are precise - each at the scale of tens to hundreds of nanometers and ordered in massive arrays - and that are multifunctional - able to conduct electrons, diffuse and store lithium ions, and form a stable mechanical base. The scale and control of experimentation gives NEES researchers an exclusive gateway to probing fundamental kinetic, thermodynamic, and electrochemical processes.

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Center for Advanced Renewable Biomaterials (CARB)

The character of natural materials makes them highly desirable: renewable, abundant, safe, biocompatible, locally available, and readily modifiable to diverse applications. Our mission is to explore the natural materials to address technological challenges in energy, environment, and sustainability (EES) such as green buildings, clean water, low-cost energy storage through advances in fundamental science, devices, complex systems and manufacturing.

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Maryland Transportation Institute

The Maryland Tranportation Institute (MTI) will focus on transportation big data, connected and automated transportation, congestion mitigation, freight and logistics, infrastructure planning and policy, transportation safety and security, smart cities and communities, and future mobility systems.

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Center for Sustainability in the Built Environment

The Center for SustainabilITY in the Built Environment (CITY@UMD) was established in 2012. The center’s mission is to reimagine the physical infrastructure systems in urban neighborhoods. The center’s education, research, and technology transfer projects focus on analytical tools and devices capable of managing environmental quality at scale.

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