Faculty & Research

Research Centers

AI for Health Institute (AIHealth)

The AI for Health Institute (AIHealth) brings together AI researchers and clinical investigators to forge new paths to solve complex health problems with advanced data-driven tools.

The Cardiac Bioelectricity and Arrhythmia Center (CBAC)

CBAC works to develop new tools for diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias — a major cause of death and disability.

Center for Aerosol Science and Engineering (CASE)

CASE is focused on the advancement of knowledge through aerosol science and technology in the areas of energy, environment, materials and health.

Center for Biomolecular Condensates (CBC)

The Center for Biomolecular Condensates is an interdisciplinary center that supports researchers from engineering and basic sciences who focus on the cell. CBC members are leading technological advances and a better understanding of cellular level phenotypes that have an impact on modeling complex diseases and the development of novel materials based on active living matter. 

Center for Collaborative Human-AI Learning and Operation (HALO)

HALO promotes interdisciplinary research on a variety of modes of interaction between people and AI and how to make these interactions more effective, in order to realize the full potential of AI for social benefit.

Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB)

CEMB seeks to advance the study of mechanical forces in molecules, cells, and tissues in plants and animals.

Center for Trustworthy AI in CPS

The Center for Trustworthy AI in CPS conducts research to advance trustworthy AI-driven CPS engineering.

Center for Water Innovation (CWI)

CWI supports collaborative research that enables sustainable water and wastewater management and addresses the nexuses of water-energy, water-environment, water-health and water-food.

Center for Women's Health Engineering

Building on WashU’s strengths within the McKelvey School of Engineering and the School of Medicine, including the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the Center for Women’s Health Engineering advances novel engineering approaches to prevention, diagnosis and treatment in the field and train the next generation of researchers, entrepreneurs and policy leaders.

Chemical and Environmental Analysis Facility (CEAF)

The CEAF cultivates research in the emerging area of nanomaterials with applications in the energy, environment and biomedical fields.

Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization (CCCU)

The CCCU’s goal is to foster the use of coal as a safe and affordable source of energy and as a chemical feedstock, with minimal impact on the environment.

The Institute of Materials Science & Engineering (IMSE)

IMSE provides an interdisciplinary approach to provide the greatest opportunities for unprecedented discoveries and educates the next generation of materials scientists.

McDonnell Academy Global Energy and Environment Partnership


MAGEEP supports the development of innovative ideas in energy, environmental and sustainability research, education and operations.

Synthetic biology Manufacturing of Advanced materials Research Center (SMARC)

SMARC-center.jpg SMARC's goal is to combat plastic waste by creating a circular bioplastic economy that eliminates non-biodegradable plastics from polluting land and sea. To accomplish this, researchers are designing synthetic biological materials (SBMs) or bio-derived polymeric materials with highly tunable properties produced by microorganisms.