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Research at Florida Tech

Core Research Areas

Research fuels Florida Tech. It enriches the content of our undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It engages our students in hands-on fieldwork and advanced laboratory experiences. It inspires innovative student projects and unprecedented collaborations between faculty and industry leaders. Research is part of Florida Tech's DNA—driving us, relentlessly, passionately and with scientific precision, to make the world a better place for all humankind.

Research areas in which Florida Tech is uniquely positioned to make transformational contributions include:

Centers and Major Labs by Area

Aviation Research and Operations

  • Emil Buehler Center for Aviation Training and Research
  • Flight Test Engineering
  • PEGASAS - FAA Center for Excellence for General Aviation Research

Bioengineering and Bioscience

  • Center for Applied Biogeography
  • Center for High Resolution Microscopy and Imaging
  • Fire Lab (Spencer Fire)
  • Laser, Optics and Instrumentation Laboratory

Human Systems Integration

  • Center for Applied Criminal Case Analysis (CACCA)
  • Center for Entrepreneurship & New Business Development (CENBD)
  • Center for Ethics and Leadership
  • Center for Organizational Effectiveness
  • Human-Centered Design Institute
  • Institute for Cross Cultural Management
  • Scott Center for Autism Treatment

Manufacturing Industry 4.0

  • Center for Advanced Manufacturing & Innovative Design (CAMID)
  • Center for Innovation Management & Business Analytics (CIMBA)
  • Harris Student Design Center

Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences

  • Center for Corrosion & Biofouling Control
  • Center for Ferrate Studies
  • Indian River Lagoon Research Institute (IRLRI)
  • Institute for Research on Global Climate Change
  • Ralph Envirude Marine Operations Center
  • Sportfish Research Institute

Remote Sensing

  • Center for Remote Sensing
  • Wind & Hurricane Impacts Research Laboratory (WHIRL)
  • Wireless Center of Excellence

Secure Systems

  • Center for Advanced Data Analytics & Systems (CADAS)
  • Harris Institute for Assured Information
  • National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance

Space and Aerospace Technologies

  • Aldrin Space Institute
  • Dynamic Systems & Controls Laboratory
  • FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation
  • Orion Research Lab
  • Propulsion Laboratory