Research centers

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Our research centers emphasize translational research and mission-focused impact.

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering is the lead of a clean energy institute, a microelectronics innovation hub, and an active NSF-funded Engineering Research Center (and is a partner on another), among others.

Our many centers put the Fulton Schools at the forefront of research with strong impact in the areas of the climate and sustainability, national security and global economy. They also drive meaningful workforce development and education and outreach activities, building a foundation for future success.

Federally funded centers

DOD Microelectronics Commons Innovation Hub

Logo for the Southwest Advanced Prototyping Hub

Southwest Advanced Prototyping Hub, or SWAP Hub, is one of only eight regional innovation hubs in the US that form the Microelectronics Commons, funded by the DoD through the 2022 CHIPS and Science Act. The Microelectronics Commons advances microchip production in the US and bridges the gap between research and production.


DOE Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute

EPIXC logo: Electrified Processes for Industry Without Carbon - EPIXC

Electrified Processes for Industry Without Carbon, or EPIXC, is the seventh Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute, funded by the DOE as part of Manufacturing USA. These institutes focus on enhancing US economic competitiveness and advancing developments in sustainable manufacturing.

National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers (ERC)

NSF’s Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) pursue convergent research with meaningful societal benefits. Over an award period of up to 10 years, ERCs produce research in key areas while also incorporating activities aimed at workforce development, diversity and inclusion, and the creation of an innovation ecosystem. NSF has funded 75 ERCs in the US since 1985.

National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC)

NSF’s Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRCs) drive close engagement among industry, academic and government partners. Such partnerships enable high-impact research that meets industry needs, U.S. global technological leadership and highly skilled workforce pipelines. Currently, there are about 80 IUCRCs across the U.S.

*Center has successfully completed its goals.

ASU research centers and institutes

ASU’s research centers bring together faculty, staff and students within the Fulton Schools and across ASU. Our centers deliver cutting-edge research in key areas including manufacturing, sustainability, health and medicine, microelectronics, cybersecurity, water technology and more.

*Center has successfully completed its goals.