Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems
CAVS is an interdisciplinary center. It provides engineering, research, development, and technology transfer teams focused on complex problems, such as those encountered in technologies designed to improve human mobility. The development efforts provide short-term solutions relevant to regional manufacturers while the core research builds longer-term knowledge needed for sustained economic development. At the same time students gain valuable project experience that compliments their formal classroom learning.
Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Extension
The Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Extension (CAVS-E) is proving to be a leading economic development engine for the state of Mississippi. The Canton based facility—a sister facility of Mississippi State’s on-campus CAVS research center—has had more than a $800-million economic impact on the state, according to a survey done by the Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Mississippi. CAVS-E assists with operational processes such as production flow, factory flow, and mechanical type projects. They also provide companies with Six Sigma training and expertise in planning for start-up and facility development. For example, they are able to develop a three-dimensional simulation of plant operations that shows the processes and flow of true production days and the impact random events would have on the line—just like they would occur in real life. Creating virtual simulations helps companies find the bottlenecks in production and helps them identify critical resources that they must optimize in order to produce the best product possible.
Center for Computational Sciences
The mission of the CCS is to foster interdisciplinary research in both the fundamental understanding and application of all the natural sciences. In particular, to model and develop integrated computational environments and crosscutting tools that allow a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary approach to problem-solving.
Center for Computer Security Research
The MSU CCSR has been nationally certified since 2001 as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. (CAE/IAE). The CCSR is primarily interested in information assurance research but maintains an active outreach focus. The CCSR incorporates a very strong computer forensic capability and routinely works with federal,state and local law enforcement agencies in teach and practicing of computer forensic techniques.
Center for DoD User Productivity Enhancement and Technology Transfer
The User Productivity Enhancement and Technology Transfer (PET) component of the DoD HPCMP is a bold and innovative university/industry/government effort to provide the essential user support and mode of capability enhancement that is necessary to address the wide variety of research and development demands arising from the science and technology programs supporting DoD's weapons development and warfighting support systems.
Computational Simulation and Design Center
The SimCenter's mission is to serve Mississippi State University, government and industry through research and development of advanced computational modeling, simulation and design of physical systems to solve real world problems. The SimCenter substantive areas of expertise include: high-resolution dynamic simulation of complex flow fields for real-world physical systems; computation simulation software/ multi=disciplinary optimization and sensitivity analysis; geometric modeling and high-quality grid generation for complex configurations; data reduction, analysis and visual presentation of computer flow fields; and computational engineering education and training.
Geosystems Research Institute
Mississippi State University created the institutional-level Geosystems Research Institute to combine and integrate academic and operational units active in conducting and coordinating research and educational activities in geospatial technologies and resource management - particularly agriculture, forestry, water resources, computational modeling, and visualization. The GRI brings together faculty from 22 departments within 6 colleges/units within Mississippi State University. The GRI also collaborates with many community colleges, and focuses on agriculture, water resources, state and local government, and economic development.
High Performance Computing Collaboratory
The High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC²), an evolution of the MSU NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Computational Field Simulation, at Mississippi State University is a coalition of member centers and groups that share a common core objective of advancing the state-of-the-art in computational science and engineering using high performance computing; a common approach to research that embraces a multi-disciplinary, team-oriented concept; and a commitment to a full partnership between education, research, and service. The mission of the HPC² is to serve the University, State, and Nation through excellence in computational science and engineering.
High Voltage Laboratory
The Mississippi State University High Voltage Laboratory serves as an independent university center for high voltage engineering. It is the largest independent high voltage laboratory in the United States. Numerous manufacturers, utilities, consulting firms, and agencies from throughout the country have used this laboratory for the evaluation and testing of new products, evaluation of dielectric materials, and various other projects. It has the capacity to perform impulse tests at three-million volts and AC tests at one-million volts. In addition to the research, evaluation, and testing conducted in the laboratory, personnel lead short courses and seminars both at Mississippi State University and on-site for utilities or industry. Several graduate courses are delivered to remote locations using various instructional technologies.
Industrial Assessment Center
Through analyzing their efforts and
offering recommendations, the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) helps
Mississippi industries use energy more efficiently, improve waste management, and enhance production. Each IAC assessment consists of an on-site analysis and final report, which identifies problem areas and recommends action. Assessments are conducted by students with supervision from mechanical engineering faculty. The IAC program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Industrial Outreach Service
The Industrial Outreach Service (IOS) provides technical assistance, management, and advanced workforce training to Mississippi manufacturers. Their main focus is on providing a range of services to state manufacturers to help them improve performance, reduce cost, and enhance competitiveness. In 2006-07, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Mississippi reported an economic impact for IOS of nearly $17,000,000.
Institute for Clean Energy Technology
The Institute for Clean Energy and Technology is playing an increasing role in the development of clean energy systems and its technology is serving as a catalyst for economic advancement in the state. The center was initially begun in 1980. The institute's mission is to improve effectiveness and competitiveness by employing modern diagnostic techniques to monitor, control and optimize processes, thereby improving process understanding while minimizing environmental impact. ICET is expanding its efforts to provide direct instrumentation support to benefit government agencies and environmental, heating, chemical and petroleum industries. This transfer of technology broadens the base of DOE's and MSU's investment in research and development.
Institute for Digital Biology
The mission of the Institute for Digital Biology (IDB) is to improve the human condition by improving the security of health, food, fuel, the environment and the economy of the State of Mississippi and the nation. The IDB is a unique multidisciplinary institutre dedicated to excellence in research, education and service in the analysis of the function and expression of genes with an emphasis on economically important species. We focus on collaborations across disciplines to increase our understanding of complex biological systems related to health, energy, the environment, and food and agriculture using a systems biology approach. the IDB provides undergraduate and graduate students with a unique oppurtunity to learn and conduct research in a cross discliplinary environment addressing problems of critical importance. The Agbase database, generated and maintained by the IDB is a major worldwide repository for functional genomics data for agricultural species, agricultural pathogens, and food-borne pathogens. Researchers from around the world submit their data to AgBase for curation and publication on the institute website. The IDB provides services to researchers across the state, nation and world in the use of the institute's data resources and computational methods. The IDB facilitates economic development by building collaborative relationships with science- and technology-oriented governmet agencies.
Institute for Neurocognitive Science and Technology
The Institute for Neurocognitive Science and Technology (INST) conducts multidisciplinary research, teaching, and service in the areas of cognitive science and medical systems. The Institute contributes to the economic development of the state by serving as a magnet for high-technology industries and for government-sponsored research projects. We facilitate research in cognitive science and medical systems, as well as facilitate education at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The focus of the Institute is on science and technology research that is applicable to and helps optimize human systems performance. Collaborators include faculty in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, biological sciences, biomedical engineering, industrial engineering, veterinary medicine, finance and economics, electrical and computer engineering, and computer science.
Microsystems Prototyping Laboratory
The Microsystems Prototyping Laboratory at Mississippi State University focuses on all aspects of microsystems and microelectronics research. Recent research in digital and mixed signal circuit designs include: phased logic circuit design methodology; high-speed, low distortion ADCs and DACs architectures; VHDL (VHSIC hardware description language) modeling, simulation, and test; application specific mixed-signal circuits, e.g. direct digital frequency synthesizers; synthesis methodologies for advanced technologies picosecond computer network timing analysis based on GPS; and pervasive networked embedded systems.
Mississippi Transportation Research Center
The MTRC was established in 1997 as a partnership between the Mississippi Department of Transportation and MSU. The purpose of the center is to provide efficient point of contact for solicitation, evaluation, execution and administration of selected research and technology development efforts or services to be performed at MSU or other universities in the state for MDOT. The center also promotes and advances the transportation industry within the state of MIssissippi and provides educational opportunities for MDOT personnel in order to advance their professional standing as related to formal advanced degrees, professional engineering registration and professional advancement. Research through the center is being conducted at MSU, the University of Mississippi, The University of SOuthern Mississippi, and Jackson State University. Research projects include: pavement materials, design, construction and evaluation; transportation issues including intermodal policy planning and design, accident detection, seat belt use, user cost and training in bridge design.
The Northern Gulf Institute
The Northern Gulf Institute (NGI), a National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Cooperative Institute, develops, operates, and maintains an increasingly integrated research and transition program focused on filling priority gaps and reducing limitations in current Northern Gulf of Mexico awareness, understanding and decision support.
Raspet Flight Research Laboratory
The Raspet Flight Research Laboratory (RFRL), located at Bryan Field in Starkville, MS, is the largest equipped university flight research facility in the country. Their aircraft fleet and fabrication facilities provide unique capabilities to support defense and commercial aircraft development. The RFRL serves as a state of the art flight test facility to support the general aviation, defense, and military industries in aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicle development. They also develop processes and equipment to produce high-quality composite molds at an affordable cost.
Southeast CHP Applications Center
Mississippi State’s Southeast Cooling, Heating and Power (CHP) Applications Center is a US DoE funded organization with the mission of promoting energy efficient systems in the region. The CHP concept is based on a facility’s generating its own electricity and then utilizing the waste heat to provide heating and cooling for the occupied spaces. The applications are limitless, from small and large commercial buildings, to industrial and agricultural applications, to residences.
Southeast Region Forensics Training Center
The Southeast Region Forensic Training Center (FTC) is providing computer forensic training and support to the southeast region of the United States. From basic computer training to hands-on experience in working forensic labs, to learning about search and seizures of computers and legal considerations for trial judges, the FTC is preparing regional law enforcement to combat cyber crimes in order to prosecute criminals.
Sustainable Energy Research Center
SERC is the Sustainable Energy Research Center, established in January 2006 at Mississippi State University (MSU) through funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). SERC was formed to create an infrastructure for coordinated interdisciplinary collaboration at MSU in the development of environmentally and economically sustainable energy sources specific to the southeastern United States. The Center is also a catalyst for forging partnerships between academia, business, and the U.S. government. SERC is also meant to serve as a conduit for the development of integrated research and educational programs at MSU. SERC is here to help our people, our state, our region, and our nation fortify and secure our joint future through the development of sustainable energy solutions to our dependence on fossil fuels, especially foreign oil.