Centers and Institutes

Engineering faculty cross physical and disciplinary boundaries to work on shared topics in research centers, institutes, and other initiatives.

Centers and Institutes

The Carney Institute promotes the collaborative, theoretical, and experimental study of the brain from the molecular to the behavioral and cognitive level. Faculty address the fundamental issues in brain science, including how we see, learn, remember, interact, communicate, as well as how to repair damaged brains and crack the neural code.
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The Center for Biomedical Engineering is a joint program of the School of Engineering and the Division of Biology & Medicine. Biomedical engineering creates new knowledge and improves human health through cross-disciplinary research and educational activities integrating engineering and physical sciences with life sciences and clinical practice.

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Fluids at Brown (formerly known as the Center for Fluid Mechanics, Turbulence and Computation) was founded to promote research in fluid mechanics, the study of turbulent flows and transition phenomena, the use of scientific computation in fluid mechanics research, and topics of related scientific interest.
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IMNI promotes and coordinates multidisciplinary research and education in the molecular and nanosciences. Faculty span nine departments in the physical, life, and social sciences and interests span fundamental phenomena, technologies, and the environmental health and societal impacts of nanotechnology.
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The Superfund Research Program Center at Brown focuses on mixed exposures, taking a state-based approach to environmental health research, technology development, and contaminated land re-use with Rhode Island as our laboratory.
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