Academy for Advanced Telecommunications and Learning Technologies

Purpose: Established to recognize, help develop, and coordinate the various telecommunications and information technology efforts and expertise at Texas A&M.

Michael Hall, interim director

 

Center for Approximation Theory (CAT) 

Purpose: The research interests of the center members cover a wide range of topics. The thrust of current research is in the areas of splines, computer aided geometric design (CAGD), radial basis functions and wavelets. The research interests of the center members cover a wide range of topics. The thrust of current research is in the areas of splines, computer aided geometric design (CAGD), radial basis functions and wavelets.

Francis Narcowich, director

 

Center for Biological Clocks Research 

Purpose: To study biological rhythmicity and clock mechanisms that drive biological rhythms, fundamental properties of all groups of cellular life, ranging from prokaryotes to humans.

Paul Hardin,director

 

Center for Biological Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Purpose: The study of metabolic processes and enzyme mechanisms using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).

Frank Raushel, director

 

Center for Chemical Characterization and Analysis (CCCA)

Purpose: Research support facility that provides state-of-the-art capabilities for organic and inorganic analysis and structural characterization.

Emile Schweikert, director

 

Center for Electrochemical Systems and Hydrogen Research

Purpose: To address fundamental scientific issues related to renewable and environmentally benign energy sources via advanced research on solar power, hydrogen storage, batteries and fuel cells.

Hongcai Joe Zhou, director

 

Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE)

Purpose: To provide and promote resources that will enhance mathematics and science education at all levels. To this end, the center offers these services: curriculum development, staff development program consultants, coordination of professional activities, research design and assistance, assistance in the preparation of proposals, conferences, workshops and seminars, teacher recognition, and communications and news.

Timothy Scott, director

 

Center for Statistical Bioinformatics

Purpose: To develop and promote the use of modern statistical methodology in genomics, with special focus on microarray studies, proteomics, statistical genetics and molecular biology.

Bani Mallick, director

 

Center for Surface Science and Catalysis

Purpose: Organized for the purpose of studying the fundamental chemistry of processes that occur at the solid-gas and solid-liquid interface.

James Batteas, director

 

Center for Technology-Mediated Learning in Mathematics 

Purpose: The Center for Technology-Mediated Learning in Mathematics (1) focuses on educational methods for using technology effectively in the classroom, (2) conducts scientifically based research on technology efficacy, (3) disseminates instructional materials, best teaching practices, and modern methodologies for using technology to teach mathematics, and (4) provides a center within Texas A&M for PreK-16 mathematical outreach within the State of Texas.

Paulo Lima-Filho, director

 

Center for Theoretical Physics 

Purpose: Conducts research that is fundamental in nature and aimed at building a theoretical framework which will assist in our understanding of condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, high energy physics, atomic physics, quantum optics, and atmospheric physics.

Marlan Scully, director

 

Cyclotron Institute

Purpose: As a Department of Energy (DOE) University facility jointly supported by the State of Texas, the Cyclotron Institute is a major technical and educational resource for Texas A&M. The Institute provides the primary infrastructure for graduate programs in nuclear chemistry and nuclear physics. Programs focus on conducting basic research, educating students in accelerator-based science and technology, and providing technical capabilities for application in space science, materials science, analytical procedures, and nuclear medicine.

Sherry Yennello, director

 

George P. & Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy

Purpose: To explore and advance the understanding of theoretical high-energy physics, astroparticle physics, and cosmology; to conduct research in string theory, M-theory, and particle phenomenology; and to explore the interface with observation in particle physics and cosmology.

Robert Kennicutt, executive director

 

Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computational Science (IAMCS)

Purpose: The Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computational Science (IAMCS) is a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary computational research base with a robust infrastructure that enables large-scale scientific computation research, advanced multidisciplinary learning and education, and a large number of applications in diverse areas of science and engineering of interest to Texas, Saudi Arabia and the world.

Raymond Carroll and Jay Walton, co-directors

 

Institute of Developmental and Molecular Biology (IDMB)

Purpose: Provides state-of-the-art equipment and services to the Texas A&M research and teaching community through its component laboratories: the Gene Technologies Laboratory; Biological Imaging Laboratory; and the Rice Biotechnology Laboratory. The IDMB hosts researchers from other institutions interested in developmental and molecular biology, especially related to transgenic rice, and the role of chromatin in gene expression and gene silencing.

 

Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering (IQSE)

Purpose: Based on research concerning quantum physics and engineering across Texas A&M, the institute focuses on the study of new lasers from short-wavelength to high-power, quantum computing, advanced optical materials with applications in lithography and ultrafast signal processing, remote sensing from ocean temperature to sensors for nitric oxide, and nonlinear optics.

Marlan Scully, director

 

Institute for Scientific Computation

Purpose: The Institute for Scientific Computation (ISC) is a multidisciplinary research center devoted to the design, analysis and implementation of innovative computational tools to advance scientific and engineering research and education.

Yalchin Efendiev, director

 

Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center (ITEC)

Purpose: Established within the Academy for Advanced Telecommunications and Learning Technologies, ITEC began by working on emergency communications projects but has since evolved into one of the premier emergency communications academic research centers in the world.

Walter Magnussen, director

 

Laboratory for Synthetic Biologic Interactions

Purpose: Designed to be a multi-user laboratory supporting major research initiatives within the Department of Chemistry, the university and extending to the broader academic and industrial scientific communities by offering instrumentation online for training and usage by the campus research facility.

Karen Wooley, director

 

Nuclear Solutions Institute

Purpose: Established to make Texas A&M the leading university-based center in the country for nuclear studies, including basic nuclear science, energy applications and sustainability, environmental impact determination, nuclear threat reduction, biomedical applications and social impact measurements.

Sherry Yennello, director