Interdisciplinary research is strong at the University of Houston. The UH faculty has established many institutes and centers that focus faculty and student interest in topics that draw upon multiple areas of expertise.
Many institutes and centers support undergraduate and graduate students as research assistants, and all play an integral role in the academic programs of the university. These organizations attract many scientific visitors to campus who engage in cooperative research with UH faculty and students, participate in seminar series, and supervise independent research projects.
Centers and institutes with significant College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics faculty involvement are listed below.
- Allied Geophysical Laboratories (AGL)
- Biology of Behavior Institute (BoBI)
- Center for Advanced Computing and Data Systems (CACDS)
- Center for Advanced Materials (CAM)
- Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling (CNRCS)
- Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS)
- Institute for NanoEnergy (INE)
- Mission-Oriented Seismic Research Program (M-OSRP)
- Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston (TcSUH)
- University of Houston Coastal Center (UHCC)
Interdisciplinary research also is strong within and amog the college’s six departments, with other UH colleges, and with other institutions. Many faculty members have joint appointments within the college and with other departments at UH, facilitating collaborative research and providing rich training opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students.