Research Centers

Center for Assistive, Rehabilitation & Robotics Technologies


The mission of the Center for Assistive, Rehabilitation & Robotics Technologies (CARRT) is to improve the quality of life, and increase independence and community reintegration of individuals with reduced functional capabilities due to aging, disability or traumatic injury, through integrated research, education and service in assistive and rehabilitation, and robotics technologies in collaboration with consumers, clinicians, government and industry partners.


Center for Urban Transportation Research


Established in 1988, the Center for Urban Transportation Research is an internationally-recognized resource for transportation research, education and technology transfer/training/outreach, with the mission to proactively support implementation of innovative multimodal transportation solutions and develop leaders through research, education and action. CUTR provides high quality, objective expertise in the form of insightful research, comprehensive training and education, effective technical assistance and in-depth policy analysis that assists and supports transportation agencies, communities, policymakers, and the public. With a faculty of 38 full-time researchers and over 40 students, CUTR’s multidisciplinary research faculty includes experts in engineering, planning, computer science, economics, public policy, public health, and geography. CUTR logs over $20 million per year in expenditures through contracts and grants to support its research, education, training and technical assistance missions.


Center for Applied Research Medical Devices


The mission of CareMed is to improve the overall effectiveness of the medical devices and equipment (MDE) industry across its entire value chain.  CareMed will provide the organizational structure to link interdisciplinary researchers, industry organizations, and government regulatory agencies, and enable the domestic and global medical devices industry to better deliver products and services that increase societal welfare


Clean Energy Research Center


CERC pursues research and development of environmentally clean energy systems, such as photovoltaics (PV), concentrating solar power (CSP), energy storage (thermal storage, batteries, supercapacitors), photocatalytic detoxification/disinfection technologies, hydrogen production and solid state storage, new efficient thermodynamic cycles, solar energy conversion/rectifying antenna (rectenna), and biomass conversion/biofuels.


Global Center for Hearing & Speech Research


The Global Center for Hearing and Speech Research is an interdisciplinary, multi-college and inter-institutional collaborative center, which through its core disciplines of communication sciences and disorders, audiology, and speech sciences, biomedical engineering, and acoustics enhances the University of South Florida's strategic initiatives in basic and clinical research, teaching/learning, scientific discovery, entrepreneurship and innovation, student success, mentoring at all levels, and state and local community service.


Center for Wireless and Microwave Information Systems


The WAMI Center, part of the Dept. of Electrical Engineering at the University of South Florida, was formed in 1996. The center carries forward a strong heritage of RF and microwave education and research that dates back to the university's founding in 1956. Today, the WAMI Center provides a diverse offering of undergraduate and graduate courses, and its faculty are pursuing research in areas of national and global significance. The center places a strong emphasis on its partnerships and support from the local and national industry, and together with its graduate student researchers pursues its mission to advance the state of knowledge in the wireless and microwave field. 


Mini Circuits Design for X Laboratory


The Mini Circuits Design for X Laboratory provides a collaborative, fun environment for undergraduate students at the University of South Florida to safely pursue meaningful multidisciplinary engineering projects that expand their creative design and project management skills 


Nanotechnology Research & Education Center


The NREC is a university-wide user fabrication and metrology center providing state-of-the-art equipment, professional support personnel and infrastructure to enable multidisciplinary research in nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing methods related to fundamental materials science, sensors, actuators, electronics, bio-systems, medical products, optics and integrated nanoscale systems. The Nanotech I facility supports research projects of faculty, graduates students, undergraduates, and industrial researchers.




The Institute aspires to be a world class research and education center dedicated to seeking solutions to the security and economic challenges facing the nation.




University of South Florida Center for Entrepreneurship


The USF Center for Entrepreneurship is a nationally-ranked, multidisciplinary, campus-wide center focusing on entrepreneurial education, training, and research. By using innovative, interdisciplinary approaches, the center provides opportunities for graduate students in the fields of business, engineering, health sciences, and sustainability through the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship, several graduate dual degree programs, and the Certificate in Entrepreneurship. The center also enhances undergraduate studies by offering two minors.