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Centers and Facilities

CCEE High-Performance Computing Laboratory (CCEE-HPCL)

The Computing & Systems group maintains the CCEE HPCL. HPCL has four Opteron clusters totaling nearly 1000 cores and several high-end workstations.
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Center for the Integration of Composites into Infrastructure (CICI)

FRP repair of a previously in-service C-Channel bridge beam before destructive testing at the Constructed Facilities Laboratory (CFL).

The mission of this NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC), which was established in 2009, is to accelerate the adoption of polymer composites and innovative construction materials to enhance the durability and resilience of critical civil infrastructure through joint research programs between the partner university sites in collaboration with the composites and construction industries, and infrastructure owners. This multi-university partnership (including West Virginia University, the University of Miami, and the University of Texas at Arlington) complements each other’s expertise in conventional and advanced composite materials and systems to further enhance the research capabilities of the Center while attaining broader support from industry members.
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Center for Nuclear Energy Facilities and Structures

Nuclear reactor at NC State University. Photo by Marc Hall

The mission of the Center for Nuclear Energy Facilities and Structures is to perform research on innovative but rigorous solutions to problems in nuclear power plants and to transfer this technology to the industry. These solutions reduce uncertainty, increase safety, and reduce the cost of operation of existing plants and of building new ones.
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Center for Transportation and the Environment

Traffic heads east and west along Hillsborough Street.

Transportation agencies and their stakeholders frequently turn to the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) for quality research, training, and information exchange related to improving transportation infrastructure while preserving the integrity of the natural and built environment. Since its establishment in 1991, CTE has helped decision-makers and practitioners of diverse interests collaborate successfully on some of the most challenging technical and policy issues facing the profession. Within the academic community, CTE has developed new opportunities for research among multi-disciplinary teams of faculty and graduate students and has helped to cultivate the next generation of transportation and environmental professionals.
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Institute for Transportation Research and Education

Dr. Bastian J. Schroeder, of the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) at North Carolina State University, looks at a civil engineer project in the Teaching and Visualization Lab in the Hunt Library. Photo by Marc Hall

ITRE is an inter-institutional research center administered by North Carolina State University. Located within the University’s visionary Centennial Campus, ITRE conducts surface, water, and air transportation research, while providing professional training and educational opportunities. The Institute serves all 16 statewide campuses in the University of North Carolina (UNC) system and partners with transportation professionals around the globe.
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Constructed Facilities Laboratory

Constructed Facilities Lab (CFL) on Centennial Campus. Photo by Roger Winstead.

Established in 1996, the CFL is a result of a joint investment by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the State of North Carolina. Located on Centennial Campus the CFL is a 20,000 ft 2 research complex with student and faculty offices, state-of-the-art laboratories, and equipment. Distinguished for its capacity to test large to full-scale structural systems under a wide variety of environmental conditions. One of a few university laboratories in the United States accredited by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) to perform testing in accordance with the ISO 17025 standard.
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NCSU-Kenan Natural Hazards Mapping Program Lab

Students listen to a presentation about Hurricane Katrina at the Hunt Library’s visualization lab. Photo by Marc Hall

The NCSU-Kenan Natural Hazards Mapping Program Lab focuses on research that generates knowledge about coastal processes (including landform change), coastal hazard identification, and response strategies to improve the resilience of the coastal environment. The laboratory has the hardware and software support to efficiently utilize state-of-the-art GIS-based techniques, geospatial tools, and numerical models to better understand, visualize, model, and develop solutions to coastal problems. Currently, NCSU-Kenan Natural Hazards Mapping Laboratory has projects focused on the effects of extreme events, sea level rise, beach nourishment, and beach and dune erosion on coastal landforms.
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Water Resources Research Institute
of the University of North Carolina System

The sun sets on recreational fishermen as they head up Greens Creek at Oriental.

WRRI supports statewide research and outreach efforts related to water resources. Housed at NC State University, we receive our primary funding from the U.S. Geological Survey with a state match through the University of North Carolina System. We conduct training workshops, forums, and seminars in partnership with government agencies, academic institutions, and other state and local organizations, in addition to sponsoring an annual water research conference. We support research through funds distributed through an annual research proposal competition. Statewide efforts to advance knowledge and protection of water resources are also supported through membership and participation on a variety of commissions and committees, such as the N.C. Sedimentation Control Commission.
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UNC Coastal Studies Institute

UNC Coastal Studies Institute

Formed in 2003, the UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC-CSI) is an inteBodie Island Lightr-university research institute located in Skyco on Roanoke Island. It is the mission of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute to undertake research, offer educational opportunities, provide community outreach programs, and enhance communication among those concerned with the unique history, culture, and environment of the maritime counties of North Carolina.
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