Major Research Grants

NSF Engineering Research Centers

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


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

The team led 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.

$7 million Air Force contract to fund next-generation satellite electronics

The team led by Christos Christodoulou,  has been awarded a $7 million grant from the Air Force Research Laboratory to develop and build new materials and devices for electronics in space. The five-year contract was awarded to COSMIAC, a research center in the School of Engineering.

$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.