Research Centers


The Testing, Evaluation, and Control of Heterogeneous Large-Scale Systems of Autonomous Vehicles (TECHLAV) Center was funded in 2015 by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory as a Center of Excellence in Autonomy. The TECHLAV Center, led by North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, comprises a strong multi-disciplinary team, bringing together expertise in control, communication and human cognition from N.C. A&T and its collaborator the University of Texas San Antonio.  The center also is partnering with Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to provide education, outreach activities and curriculum development to a larger Native American community.  For more information regarding The TECHLAV Center please visit the Autonomous Control and Information Technology webpage.

Center for Energy Research and Technology

The Center for Energy Research and Technology at North Carolina A&T State University is an interdisciplinary energy research center, created to foster collaborative research and development of new energy-related technologies.  Grounded in engineering and built-environment sciences, CERT focuses on basic and applied research, outreach and extension activities, and education relating to renewable energy, energy efficiency, alternative fuels and vehicle technologies, sustainable green building, and the environment.  For more information in reference to focus areas, services to local governments, etc., please vistit the Center for Energy and Technology webpage.

NSF Engineering Research Center

The center's objective is to transform current medical and surgical treatments by creating the technology for "smart" implants to improve treatment of orthopedic, craniofacial and cardiovascular conditions. It also will create a vibrant, diverse workforce well-prepared for the multidisciplinary and global challenges of biomedical engineering.  The ERC's technology will be used in biocompatible and biodegradable implants for reconstruction and regeneration. These implants could include such devices as screws, wires, and plates with the capability for controlled degradation and emission from the body when they've served their purpose. A device now in testing is a cage to immobilize vertebrae after spinal fusion operations.  For more information please visit the NSF ERC website.