UC Merced is home to a number of innovative research and training centers that offer extraordinary opportunities for graduate students.
Prospective and current Mechanical Engineeing students have the opportunity to be funded through these centers and be part of training programs their faculty advisers are affiliated with.
Centers and Institutes
UC Merced’s compact campus includes four shared user facilities:
|Imaging and Microscopy Facility
||Environmental Analytical Lab
|Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Lab
||Stem Cell Instrumentation Foundry/Microfabrication Facility
All research groups campus-wide have access to the MERCED High Performance Computing Cluster.
In addition, some faculty have access to state-of-the-art instrumentation at Lawrence Livermore National Lab and the synchrotron facilities at Advanced Light Source and at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
- National Institutes of Health G-RISE Program Interdisciplinary Biomedical Science and Technology Program (I-BioSTeP)
- NSF Research Traineeship Program Convergence of Nano-engineered Devices for Environmental and Sustainable Applications (CONDESA)
- NSF Research Traineeship Program Data Enabled Science & Engineering (DESE) Intelligent and Adaptive Systems
- NSF Research Traineeship Program Interdisciplinary Computational Graduate Education Program
- NSF-NRT Training Program Data Enabled Science & Engineering (DESE) Intelligent Adaptive Systems
- NRT ICGE: Interdisciplinary Computational Graduate Education Program