Major Research Grants

NSF Engineering Research Centers

The UNM School of Engineering participates in four NSF Engineering Research Centers:

  • Mobile Computing and Mobile Energy Technologies (NASCENT)
  • Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies (QESST) ERC
  • Biorenewable Chemicals ERC     
  • Smart Lighting ERC

UNM leads $6 million grant to study electronics in extreme electromagnetic environments

The team lead by Edl Schamiloglu received a six-year, $6 million grant that creates an Air Force Office of Scientific Research Center of Excellence focusing on the science of electronics in extreme electromagnetic environments.

$15 million grant furthers research on mental disorders

Vince Calhoun, executive science officer of the Mind Research Network and Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UNM, received the grant to continue studying schizophrenia and expand the research to include a wider range of disease categories to better understand the neural and genetic mechanisms of psychosis and mood disorders.

Center for Water and the Environment receives $5 million NSF CREST award

The Center for Water and the Environment, a research center based at the University of New Mexico, has received a 5-year, $5 million Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) award from the National Science Foundation.