The Boeing Advanced Research Center (BARC) is a partnership between Boeing and the University of Washington, housed within the department of Mechanical Engineering. It provides the opportunity for students, UW faculty, and Boeing engineers to collaborate on research and education related to the manufacture of aircraft and spacecraft.
The Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials in Transport Aircraft Structures (AMTAS) is a consortium of academic institutions, aerospace companies, and government agencies. AMTAS seeks solutions to problems associated with existing, near-, and long-term applications of composites and advanced materials for large transport commercial aircraft.
The Center for Intelligent Materials and Systems (CIMS) is a partnership between the College of Engineering and the Department of Botany. CIMS investigates the design of actuator materials, actuators, and bio-inspired design of intelligent materials and systems.
The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) is a partnership between the University of Washington, Oregon State University, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. NNMREC aims to facilitate the commercialization of marine energy technology, inform regulatory and policy decisions, and close key gaps in scientific understanding with a focus on student growth and development.