Analog and Mixed Signal VLSI Design Center

The Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI Design Center at Iowa State University was formed in 1988. Faculty members in the center focus on analog and mixed-signal VLSI design for biomedical, RF, microwave, fiber-optics, data conversion, testing layout and other applications. The center’s faculty bring extensive academic experience, broad industrial experience, and continued professional interactions into a center that relies heavily on industrial direction, interaction, and support.

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Asteroid Deflection Research Center

The ADRC was established at Iowa State University in the Spring of 2008 to coordinate and lead a research effort to address the complex engineering and science issues for mitigating the impact threats from hazardous asteroids or comets.  Its specific mission goal is to develop the science, engineering, and technology needed to reliably deflect or disrupt those large asteroids or comets that could collide with Earth and cause a global climate change or the end of civilization.

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Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability

PEGASAS-LogoThe Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS) is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Center of Excellence for General Aviation.  The mission of PEGASAS is to enhance general aviation safety, accessibility, and sustainability by partnering the FAA with a national network of world-class researchers, educators and industry leaders.  Iowa State University is one of the core universities participating in the center.  Please visit the PEGASAS website for more information.

Center for e-Design

eDesign_logoThe Center for e-Design is a joint research coalition comprised of seven universities working closely with numerous businesses and government organizations. The coalition was established to create new design paradigms and electronic design tools that will assist in generating high quality products and systems at a reduced cost while also reducing the time associated with designing complex engineered products and systems. The research efforts of the Center for e-Design support the basic premise that information is the lifeblood of an enterprise and that collaboration is what seamlessly integrates.


Industrial Assessment Center

This center provides energy audits to small and medium-sized manufacturing companies and recommends ways to reduce their energy consumption and become more profitable.  ISU teams that include faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students visit the site, collect data, conduct analyses, and write reports for each company.

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NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals

Center for Biorenewable ChemicalsThe NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC) will develop the fundamental knowledge and technology and the academic and industrial partnerships needed to provide a foundation for U.S. industrial chemical production to be transformed from a petroleum-based industry to a renewable resource-based industry. It will educate a workforce capable of enabling this transformation.

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