Research Centers

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is privileged to be associated with the following world class research centers.

The Advanced Materials Laboratory

1001 University Blvd., SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
Phone: 505 272.7600
FAX: 505 272.7304

The AML houses staff from the university, Sandia and private companies in a single, integrated research laboratory in the UNM Science and Technology Park. The 45,000-square-foot facility fosters collaboration among Sandia, UNM and other companies in materials research, development and application, and provides a conduit for tech-transfer from the labs and university to private companies for commercialization.

Center for Biomedical Engineering

University of New Mexico
Farris Engineering Center, Room 126
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1392
Phone: 505 277.6395

The UNM Center for Biomedical Engineering administers and coordinates the specialized research of senior engineers, scientists and clinicians. The broad aims of the CBME are to improve the health of all citizens and to stimulate the economy of the State of New Mexico. We accomplish this by conducting biomedical research on an array of topics, from low-cost medical diagnostics for the third-world, to state-of-the-art flow cytometry.

Center for Emerging Energy Technologies

University of New Mexico
Mechanical Engineering, 436
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1392
Phone: 505 277.0575

Emerging Energy Technologies support the rising generation of energy resources. Harnessing energy from sunlight or wind, converting it to other forms, storing this energy and distributing it to end uses are just a few examples of the role of these technologies. The mission of CEET is to facilitate collaborative research in this inherently interdisciplinary field. The Center is a meeting place for faculty, students and practitioners from the School of Engineering, UNM and outside to work together to find the solutions to one of society's most pressing needs - sustainable energy. The role of CEET is to support faculty and researchers in all stages of the research enterprise - writing proposals, administering grants, providing facilities and instrumentation, organizing workshops and conferences. In particular, CEET provides an environment to foster large-scale research efforts, involving Universities, Industry and the National Labs. The goal of CEET is to assist the economic growth of New Mexico, by developing competitive new technologies, and by training and preparing tomorrow's workforce, through providing an environment of research excellence in which to pursue advanced degrees.

Center for High Technology Materials

1313 Goddard SE
Albuquerque NM 87106, USA
Phone: 505 272.7800
Fax: 505 272.7801

The objectives of UNM's Center for High Technology Materials are:

  • to foster research and education in the fields of optoelectronics, microelectronics, and nanotechnology
  • to enhance collaborations between UNM, federal laboratories and industry
  • to promote economic development in the State of New Mexico

UNM Center for Micro-Engineered Materials

University of New Mexico
Farris Engineering Center, Room 203
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1392
Phone: 505 277.2833
FAX: 505 277.1024

The UNM Center for Micro-Engineered Materials (UNM CMEM) serves as a focal point for materials science research and education at UNM. The research performed by the UNM CMEM faculty is highly leveraged because of close collaboration with research scientists from Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the Sandia Center for Integrated Nanotechnology (CINT). The mission of UNM CMEM is to provide a focal point for materials science research and education at UNM. We work to develop new interdisciplinary technologies that make the United States more competitive in ceramic science and engineering nanoscience. Our goal is to transfer these technologies to industry in order to foster the development of competitive reproducible ceramic, polymer/ceramic composite and nano materials for advanced high performance systems.