The pursuit of innovative, collaborative applications with faculty and researchers at Missouri S&T has helped the university define its research and teaching strengths.

The following Research Centers collaborate with the Office of Sponsored Programs, connecting to long-term critical national issues, research and entrepreneurship potential, as well as aligning with Missouri S&T’s strategic plan, in the areas of: Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure, Enabling Materials for Extreme Environments, and Smart Living.‌


Center for Biomedical Research (CBR)

Director: Dr. Yinfa Ma

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The Center for Biomedical Research (CBR) provides a platform and opportunity for scientists (natural, social and behavioral), engineers, and humanists to collaborate on innovative research that improves human health and provides multidisciplinary educational opportunities for our students.

Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies (CIES)

Director: Dr. Kamal H. Khayat

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The Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies (CIES) is an interdisciplinary research center that provides leadership in research and education aimed at solving the problems affecting the nation's aging infrastructure.

Center for Research in Energy and Environment (CREE)

Director: Dr. Philip Whitefield

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Emerging contaminants include chemicals that are becoming of greater concern due to their impact on humans and the environment. They include pollutants from municipal, agricultural and industrial wastewater sources, as well as pharmaceutical and personal care products, to name a few.

Intelligent Systems Center (ISC)

Director: Dr. Ming Leu

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The Intelligent Systems Center (ISC) performs basic and applied research to develop generic methodologies and tools (both software and hardware) that can be applied to a wide variety of real-world problems and to address technology and related issues in developing intelligent systems for manufacturing and energy applications.

Materials Research Center (MRC)

Director: Dr. William Fahrenholtz

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The Materials Research Center  (MRC) provides the finest possible graduate educational experience in materials engineering/science through fundamental and applied research on ceramics, metals, polymers, glass, composites, and coatings. To be a Center for Excellence for materials research and to be a campus resource for major research equipment.

Rock Mechanics & Explosives Research Center (RMERC)

Director: Dr. Norbert Maerz

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Specializing in science and engineering that deals with rock, including energy production, mining, geology, geophysics, nuclear and related fields.

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High Performance Computing Center (HPCC)

Director: Dr. Richard Dawes

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Missouri S&T provides flexible, high-performance computing and GPU processing capacity to researchers through The Forge and the Numerically Intensive Computing Cluster. These systems of computers are optimized to perform a variety of computationally-intensive research tasks. Both clusters are a resource for the entire Missouri S&T community; however, research groups may also purchase allocations or contribute nodes for on-demand high-performance computing.

Center for Science, Technology, and Society (CSTS)

Director: Dr. Kate Drowne

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The Center for Science, Technology, and Society (CSTS) at Missouri S&T provides an intellectual space for scholars and students to work together on critical issues related to technical problems and controversies from a global and interdisciplinary perspective.