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Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) research and testing facilities at Texas A&M-RELLIS facilitate growth in many industries. These facilities focus on autonomous and connected vehicles, robotics, roadside safety and physical security, advanced manufacturing, large-scale infrastructure, internet-connected devices, smart power grids and water systems.

Center for Infrastructure Renewal

Point of contact: Anand, 979-458-6346

Description: The Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR) research center is the leading source for developing transformative infrastructure solutions. The center provides facilities and multidisciplinary research environments that attract significant cross-industry and government agency participation. It also provides education for the workforce needed to build and operate infrastructure. The research conducted at the CIR improves the safety, security, longevity, efficiency, performance, resiliency, financial feasibility and sustainability of our state and national infrastructure.

Center for Autonomous Vehicle and Sensor Systems

Point of contact: Srikanth, 979-458-0352  

Description: The mission of the Center for Autonomous Vehicles and Sensor Systems (CANVASS) is to unify research and development of autonomous vehicles (air and ground) and systems for the purpose of better serving the state and nation. CANVASS is a multilaboratory center with investigators in various departments within the Texas A&M University College of Engineering.

Energy Systems Lab

Point of contact: David E. Claridge,, 979-845-0213

Description: The Energy Systems Lab focuses on energy-related research, energy efficiency and emissions reduction. Some specialized areas are optimization of commercial and industrial building operations, known as Continuous Commissioning®; enhancing overall energy efficiency in buildings through research, simulation, data analysis and outreach; conducting research and calibrated testing on HVAC systems; measurement and verification of energy savings for commercial buildings; and energy efficiency in industrial facilities.

Environmental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Point of contact: Scott A. Socolofsky,, 979-845-4517

Description: The Environmental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory is a one-of-a-kind water flume with wind, wave and flow simulation capability. This facility can study complex near-shore coastal problems, including wave-structure interaction and dynamics of offshore wind farms. The laboratory includes measurement methods for fluid flows and an additional shallow water tidal-flow basin.

Smart Grid Center

Point of contact: Thomas Overbye,, 979-458-5001

Description: The Smart Grid Center (SGC) joins several smart grid electric energy efforts within The Texas A&M University System. The SGC positions the A&M System as a leader in education, research and public service in the modernization of the electricity system. It brings together interdisciplinary research teams to develop more innovative and effective smart grid solutions. The SGC aims to transform our nation's electrical grid infrastructure to meet current demands.

Texas A&M Center for Applied Technology

Point of contact: Keith, 979-317-3984

Description: The Texas A&M Center for Applied Technology (TCAT) pursues enterprising research projects that fulfill client needs while inserting new technologies into society that promote economic growth and an improved quality of life. TCAT team members have experience in academia, military and industry, which gives TCAT the ability to cross interdisciplinary academic boundaries and to couple research strengths with experiences and successes of private industry, military and other governmental agencies. 

George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex

Point of contact: Nancy Currie-Gregg,

Description: Texas A&M-RELLIS is the site of the comprehensive George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex, which is unlike any other facility in the nation. The U.S. Army Futures Command uses the Texas A&M-RELLIS campus in Bryan, Texas, as its central hub where the newest and most innovative ideas for modernizing the Army are tested and evaluated.