The University of Kansas is a major research university with a long and successful record of research collaboration promoted through independent and NSF multidisciplinary research centers that focus on common themes. KU is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University and has been a member of the Association of American Universities since 1909.
Each department and program in the KU School of Engineering has access to modern, fully equipped facilities and laboratories.
Research facilities on the main campus include the:
- Bioengineering Research Center (BERC);
- Transportation Research Institute (TRI);
- Infrastructure Research Institute (IRI);
- Biomechanics Engineering Laboratory;
- Tertiary Oil Recovery Program (TORP); and,
- a variety of computer-integrated manufacturing and computer-aided engineering labs.
The labs listed below are located on the University's West Campus, or at off-campus facilities in Lawrence:
- Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS); a multi-university NSF Engineering Research Center;
- Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis, (CEBC), a multi-university Engineering Research Center;
- Information & Telecommunications Technology Center (ITTC);
- Flight Research Laboratory (FRL)