Research Centers & Institutes

  • Atlantic Marine Aquaculture Center (AMAC)A regional program established in partnership with NOAA that provides research and development to stimulate an environmentally sustainable offshore aquaculture industry in New England and nationwide 

  • Carsey School of Public PolicyNationally-acclaimed resource for research, leadership development, and engaged scholarship relevant to public policy; addresses the most pressing challenges of the twenty-first century, striving for innovative, responsive, and equitable solutions at all levels of government and in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors

  • Center for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Innovation (CAMMI)Provides an environment for researchers (faculty, industrial partners, graduate and undergraduate students) to work collectively to (1) develop the next generation of advanced materials and manufacturing innovations through fundamental and applied R&D efforts, and (2) solve technical challenges in the fabrication of high-technology products

  • Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping (CCOM)/NOAA Joint Hydrographic Center (JHC)A NOAA-supported national center of expertise in the fields of coastal hydrography and advanced coastal ocean mapping  that fosters a new generation of hydrographers and ocean mapping scientists and develops and evaluates a wide range of state-of-the-art hydrographic and ocean mapping technologies and applications

  • Center for Collaborative ScienceUsing collaborative principles and techniques, builds capacity of research teams, public agencies, municipalities, nonprofits, and businesses to fund, conduct, and use credible, relevant science to address critical community challenges related to  ecosystem-based management; climate change adaptation and mitigation; community planning; water quality management; and habitat restoration and conservation

  • Center for Fluid Physics (CFP)Collaborative, cross-disciplinary research employing analytical, modeling and experimental studies to develop a fundemental understanding of the processes underlying complex fluid dynamical problems

  • Center for Freshwater Biology (CFB)Promotes training, research and outreach activities in freshwater systems in NH, regionally and globally

  • Center for Infrastructure Resilience to Climate (UCIRC)Brings together UNH faculty and students for interdisciplinary, collaborative research to accelerate and advance the development of new methods and approaches to planning, design, and operation and maintenance of climate and weather resilient transportation and building infrastructure systems

  • Center OF Integrated biomedical and Bioengineering Research (CIBBR)UNH CIBBR strives to bridge the gap between basic biomedical and bioengineering research and clinical and/or commercial outcomes. 

  • Center for Molecular and Comparative Endocrinology (CME)Conducts systems endocrinology and physiology research in the areas of environmental endocrinology, reproductive biology, and the evolution and regulation of physiological phenomena 

  • Center for New England CulturePromotes understanding of the region's diverse culture and rich history, and fosters an appreciation of the value of regional culture in contemporary American life

  • Center for Ocean Renewable Energy (CORE)Provides multiple-scale research, technology development and evaluation, education, and outreach for issues related to ocean renewable energy systems

  • Center for Social Innovation and EnterpriseOffers innovative pedagogy, applied research, and meaningful engagement opportunities for students and faculty in social innovation – the application of market-based and cross-sector strategies to develop sustainable, scalable solutions to societal problems.

  • Center for the HumanitiesSupports humanities research and interdisciplinary collaboration by UNH faculty from across the university, representing such fields as anthropology, communication, fine arts, folklore, foreign languages, geography, history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, sociology, and women’s studies

  • Center for Venture Research (CVR)Conducts multidisciplinary research on early stage equity financing for high growth ventures

  • Center on Aging and Community Living (CACL)A collaboration between the Institute on Disability (IOD) and the Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP) at UNH to coordinate the work of both institutes related to aging and long term care issues, maximize available resources, and provide assistance to state agencies and community organizations

  • Child Study and Development Center (CSDC)A nationally-accredited laboratory school serving young children (infants-kindergarten) that serves as a site for faculty and students to conduct interdiciplinary studies of early childhood education and development

  • Coastal Response Research Center (CRRC)Partnership between NOAA and UNH that stimulates innovation in spill preparedness, response, assessment, and implementation of optimum spill recovery strategies

  • Crimes Against Children Research Center (CCRC)Combats crimes against children by providing high quality research and statistics to the pubic, policy makers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practitioners regarding the nature and impact of crimes such as child abduction, homicide, rape, assault, physical and sexual abuse, and Internet sex crimes

  • Earth Systems Research CenterBrings together ecologists, environmental chemists, Earth system modelers, and remote sensing scientists to study natural and human-induced changes in the Earth's water, carbon, and nitrogen metabolism with research and educational programs that cross the boundaries of traditional scientific disciplines to foster interdisciplinary understanding of environmental change 

  • Environmental Research Group (ERG)Conducts applied environmental science and engineering research in partnership with industry, communities, federal agencies, and international organizations on ares of importance to NH and New England communities, the private sector, and the nation

  • Family Research Lab (FRL)Conducts research devoted to understanding all aspects of family violence, the impact of violence in families, and abuse

  • Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual PropertyBrings together varied resources (including the only academic IP library in the United States), IP Center faculty, researchers, students, and partners to work at the intersections of law, business, and technology to improve the rate of innovation in the global economy

  • Hubbard Center for Genome Studies (HCGS)Conducts research in comparative and environmental genomics, linking genomics to organisms and the environment; provides technical assistance and services in high-throughput DNA sequencing, fragment analysis, and analysis of gene expression

  • Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP)An applied research institute located within the College of Health and Human Services that works to assure integrated excellence across all systems to yield optimal health for all people, with particular focus on health analytics and informatics; public health and health promotion; long term care and aging; and delivery system and payment reform

  • Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS)A multidisciplinary scientific research institute dedicated to understanding the integrated behavior of the Earth and its surrounding universe

  • Institute on DisabilityProvides a coherent university-based focus for the improvement of knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of persons with disabilities and their families

  • JusticeworksConsortium of academicians and professionals that conducts research in justice studies and offers an array of balanced, non-partisan services addressing issues in crime, safety, security, and the administration of justice

  • Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering EducationWorks to transform education in mathematics, science, and engineering at UNH, in elementary and secondary schools, and informal settings through high quality research, carefully examined practice, and interdisciplinary collaboration

  • Nanostructured Polymers Research Center (NPRC)Fosters the development of complex polymeric materials based on multiple phases with significant structure at the nanometer scale

  • National Center for Inclusive EducationAdvances the view that disability is a natural part of the human experience and promotes the inclusion of all students within general education classrooms and school communities through personnel preparation, professional development and technical assistance, research, systems transformation, leadership development, dissemination of information and resources, and fostering a culture of inclusion

  • National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science CollaborativeFunds and supports Reserve-led research projects that bring scientists, intended users of the science, stakeholders, educators, and trainers together to address problems related to coastal pollution and habitat degradation in the context of a changing climate

  • New England Water Treatment Technology Assistance Center (NE-WTTAC )Specializes in multidisciplinary research and development, piloting, verification, and diffusion of innovative water treatment technologies, frequently partnering with the private sector, host communities, and relevant regulatory agencies at the local, state, regional and national level

  • NH Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES)Seeks to solve problems affecting agriculture, forestry, and the social and economic well-being of NH's people, the region and the nation by providing unbiased and objective research concerning diverse aspects of sustainable agriculture and foods, aquaculture, forest managemen,t and related wildlife, environmental, natural resources and rural community topics

  • NH Sea Grant College Program (NH Sea Grant)Provides support, leadership, and expertise for marine research, education and extension, including promoting understanding, development, wise use, and conservation of our ocean and coastal resources

  • NH Small Business Development Center (NHSBDC)Contributes to NH’s economic vitality by providing its businesses and communities with the tools they need to reach their goals through confidential counseling, training programs, access to information and referral, and other specialized services

  • NH Space Grant Consortium (NH Space Grant)With support from NASA, stimulates and enhances science and mathematics education at all levels, providing motivation, improving quality, and increasing access for students, teachers, and the general public

  • NH Water Resources Research Center (WRRC)Focal point for research and information on water issues in the state and region, conducintg research, technology transfer, and education of new professionals

  • Northeast Consortium (NEC)Encourages and funds collaborative research and monitoring projects in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank through effective, equal partnerships among fishermen, scientists, educators, and marine resource managers to study broad range of topics including gear selectivity, fish habitat, stock assessments, and socioeconomics

  • Northeast PassageResearch focused on the efficacy of the goal based recreational therapy interventions offered, including therapeutic recreation services in school systems, and 1:1 community based interventions for individuals with acquired physical disabilities and those aging into and with disability

  • Ocean Process Analysis Lab (OPAL)Serves as a focal point for interdisciplinary ocean science research focusing on a range of physical, geochemical, and biological processes including bio-optical oceanography and remote sensing, molecular oceanography, fish behavior and gear technology, plankton ecology and fisheries oceanography, physical oceanography, and estuarine and coastal chemistry

  • Paul Creative Arts Center (PCAC)A center for the creation, study, and enjoyment of the arts that houses a 688-seat proscenium theater, a flexible-seating black box theater, a recital room, and a 4,500 square foot art museum

  • Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP)As part of the U.S. EPA's National Estuary Program, a joint local/state/federal program established under the Clean Water Act to promote the protection and enhancement of nationally significant estuarine resources, PREP’s priorities include water quality improvements, shellfish resources, land protection and habitat restoration

  • Prevention Innovations Research Center (PIRC)Works to improve institutional policy, practice, and capacity for sexual and relationship violence and stalking prevention and response (prevention strategies, survivor support and services, and intervention) through research and evaluation, emphasizing the importance of using a community and bystander focus while examining the continuum of violence

  • Rosenberg International Franchise Center (RIFC)Advances the field of franchising through relevant research and innovative teaching by being actively involved in the communities of franchising, both to gain information about current trends and challenges and to share insights and solutions

  • School of Marine Science and Ocean EngineeringAs the first interdisciplinary school at UNH, serves as a nexus for marine science and ocean engineering teaching and research across the University, seeking to address today’s highly complex ocean and coastal challenges through integrated graduate education, research and engagement

  • Space Science Center (SSC)Fosters research and graduate education in all the space sciences, with studies ranging from the ionosphere, to the Earth’s magnetosphere, to the local solar system, out to the farthest reaches of the universe

  • Sustainability Institute at UNHDrawing on its status as a leading authority on sustainability within higher education, acts as a convener, cultivator, and champion of sustainability on campus, in the state and region, and around the world, working closely with educators, students, policymakers, and researchers to bring learning in sustainability to life

  • UNH Broadband Center of Excellence (BCoE)Conducts research, provides consulting, shares information, and leverages UNH resources, research and technology expertise, and process and policy tools to support advances in broadband services and capabilities that will  enable all – government, universities, communities and industry participants – to use broadband as a tool to create economic growth, societal improvements and business success

  • UNH InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL)Acting as a non-profit, independent test lab, works with vendors of computer communication devices to resolve complex networking issues and to foster multi-vendor interoperability and/or conformance to standards while educating students for future employment

  • UNH Stormwater Center (UNHSC)A dynamic research, testing and educational facility that serves as a technical resource for water managers, planners, and design engineers in New England and throughout the United States through researching and developing stormwater treatment systems and providing assistance to the stormwater management community

  • UNH Survey CenterProvides university researchers, government and business leaders, and private organizations with reliable information about public attitudes concerning important policy matters through clear, concise research

  • UNH Technology Transfer Center (UNH T² Center)Provides technical and management information about road and bridge repair to public works directors, road agents, municipal officials, and private and public road-related organizations

  • Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public PolicyProvides scholarship, training, and opportunity for a new generation of leaders who cherish public service and have the experience and potential to carry forth the key values of Warren Rudman's career in public service: a commitment to justice, a capacity for leadership, and a devotion to common sense, common purpose, and the common good