The College of Engineering has a number of formal and informal centers, laboratories, and programs where additional research, service, and associated teaching activities are performed. Many of these can also be found on the College department websites. A brief selection of the more prominent research centers and labs include:
HAWAI‘I CENTER FOR ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS
The Hawai‘i Center for Advanced Communications is a University of Hawai’i Board of Regents-approved research facility. Specifically, it focuses on research within the area of broadband wireless with emphases on using electro-magnetics assets (antennas, propagation modeling, radar design, and signal analysis) and digital signal processing algorithms (smart antennas and algorithms for buried target detection and classification) in the design and overall optimization of advanced wireless communications and radar systems. Learn more about HCAC.
HAWAI‘I CORROSION LAB (HCL)
The Hawai‘i Corrosion Laboratory (HCL) is involved in corrosion research of advanced materials, coatings, and electronics. Ongoing research is conducted in a research facility with corrosion, electrochemical, microscopy, and analytical capabilities. Corrosion is also studied in a multitude of natural environments. A major goal of HCL is to understand the correlation between electrochemical testing, accelerated corrosion testing, and performance in natural environments. Learn more about HCL.
RENEWABLE ENERGY & ISLAND SUSTAINABILITY CENTER (REIS)
The Renewable Energy & Island Sustainability Center (REIS) was established in 2009 and funded through an internal University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa grant on sustainability. Faculty from the College of Engineering and eight other schools and colleges come together to collaborate on cutting-edge research and education challenges in renewable energy and island sustainability. Learn more about REIS.