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UW Molecular Engineering Materials Center

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Center for Neurotechnology

Over the last decade, the field of neural engineering has demonstrated to the world that a computer cursor, a wheelchair, or a prosthetic limb can be controlled using direct brain-machine and brain-computer neural signals. We are excited at the possibilities that currently exist and proud to be at the forefront of this very important work.

UW Biofabrication Center (now a part of the Institute for Protein Design) Logo

UW Biofabrication Center (now a part of the Institute for Protein Design)

The UW Biofabrication Center is a unique service laboratory operating through the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at the University of Washington. Clients use the Aquarium software to store sample information and remotely submit molecular biology and microbiology jobs. Technicians in the BIOFAB execute the protocols and upload the results to Aquarium. Therefore, cloning projects can be executed from start to finish, without the client ever having to touch a pipette! Records of all jobs and samples are permanently stored in the Aquarium inventory database, eliminating the need for messy lab notebooks and complex inventory systems.

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Center on Satellite Multimedia and Connected Vehicles

CMMB Vision – UW ECE Center on Satellite Multimedia and Connected Vehicles will be a leading research center dedicated to advancement of satellite networking, multimedia, smart connected vehicles and artificial intelligence/machine learning technologies. Our mission is to develop cutting-edge solutions that enable delivery of information to people around the world anytime/anywhere at unprecedented speed, scale, and (low) cost. The goal of the center is to conduct fundamental systems-oriented research and design prototyping in related areas (wireless communications, multimedia processing, artificial intelligence/machine learning, mmWave solutions for connected vehicles etc.) that are potentially disruptive for the satellite and automotive industry segments.

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ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change

The National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE Program strives to increase the participation of women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers with funding opportunities for individuals and organizations to help pursue these goals. UW ADVANCE is a campus and national resource for best practices in academic leadership development, cultural change and policy transformation, and increasing the advancement and number of women in STEM fields.

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Center for Design of Analog-Digital Integrated Circuits

CDADIC is an industry-university research consortium, established by the National Science Foundation in 1989 as part of the Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) Program. Our headquarters are located at Washington State University. In addition to Washington State University, other affiliated universities include Oregon State University, University of Washington, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Arizona State University, and University of Tennessee.

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Center for Synthetic Biology

Synthetic biology is an emerging discipline focused on engineering biological parts and pathways that enable living systems to perform new and useful functions. Research in synthetic biology involves engineered gene regulatory mechanisms and networks, engineered signaling pathways, metabolic engineering, and engineered biological molecules such as proteins and nucleic acids. Applications include new tools to study existing biological systems, novel diagnostics and therapeutics, chemical synthesis, and the engineering of novel strains for industrial processes.

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Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems

The Institute for Nano-engineered Systems (NanoES) is an initiative of the College of Engineering. Its mission is to bring together faculty teams from across the college and the university to catalyze cutting-edge and translational research in the design, processing and integration of scalable nano-engineered devices and systems.

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National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure

The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports 16 user facility sites, their affiliated partners, and a coordinating office as the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI). The NNCI sites provide researchers from academia, small and large companies, and government with access to university user facilities with leading-edge fabrication and characterization tools, instrumentation, and expertise within all disciplines of nanoscale science, engineering and technology.

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Washington Nanofabrication Facility

UW WNF is a full service micro and nanotechnology user facility and is the largest public access fabrication center in the Pacific Northwest, with 15,000sf of laboratories, cleanrooms, and user spaces focused on enabling basic and applied research, advanced research and development, and prototype production.

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Intel Science and Technology Center for Pervasive Computing

For the past 20 years, the pervasive computing community has developed technology that allows sensing, computing, and wireless communication to be embedded in everyday objects, from cell phones to running shoes, enabling a range of context-aware applications. The Intel Science and Technology Center for Pervasive Computing (ISTC-PC) will develop the fundamental technologies needed to power this next generation of pervasive computing systems.

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Industrial Assessment Center

The University of Washington's Industrial Assessment Center is comprised of experienced UW faculty, staff, and students. Our multidisciplinary team of undergraduate and graduate students have varying interests, most specializing in engineering fields such as mechanical, environmental chemical, electrical, and computer engineering, as well as atmospheric and computer science. We are one of 28 other universities across the nation involved in the IAC program.