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TEES research and testing facilities at RELLIS will facilitate growth in many industries, particularly those focusing on autonomous and connected vehicles, robotics, roadside safety and physical security, advanced manufacturing, large-scale infrastructure, internet of things (IoT), smart power grids and water systems.

Center for Infrastructure Renewal

Point of Contact: Zachary Grasley,, 979-458-0326

Description: The CIR is a state-of-the-art research center that is the leading source for developing transformative infrastructure solutions. The center provides the facilities and the multidisciplinary research environments for attracting significant cross-industry and government agency participation, and educating the 21st century workforce needed to build and operate this new 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 Saripalli,, 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 multi-laboratory center with investigators in various departments within the college of engineering.

Energy Systems Lab

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

Description: The 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: 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 state-of-the-art 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 brings together several smart grid electric energy efforts already under way in the A&M System and will position the system as a leader in education, research and public service in the modernization of the electricity system. The center will bring together interdisciplinary research teams to develop more innovative and effective smart grid solutions. The SGC aims to transform the electrical grid infrastructure in the United States to meet the demands of the 21st century.

Texas A&M Center for Applied Technology

Point of Contact: Jim Wall,, 979-317-3999

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. The TCAT team consists of employees with 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. 

Bush Combat Development Complex

Point of Contact: Nancy Currie-Gregg,

Description: The RELLIS Campus is the site of a new comprehensive Bush Combat Development Complex (BCDC), which will be unlike any other in the nation. The U.S. Army Futures Command will use the RELLIS Campus in Bryan, Texas, as its central hub where the newest and most innovative ideas for modernizing the Army are tested and evaluated.