Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development

Research Centers

Center Operating Principles

Operating Principles for Research Centers at UC, Riverside (DOC)

Table of Contents

College of EngineeringCollege of Humanities, Arts & Social SciencesCollege of Natural and Agricultural SciencesOffice of Research

College of Engineering

Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Description
The Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) crosses the border of two colleges - the Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) and the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS), together with strong ties to the Division of Biomedical Sciences. The Center brings together scientists from the disciplines of chemistry, physics, biology, engineering and medicine to bring about revolutionary advances in electronics, computing, communications, engineering materials and medicine.

Director
Robert Haddon
Distinguished Professor
Chemistry
(951) 827-2044
haddon@ucr.edu

Home Page
http://www.cnse.ucr.edu

Center for Research in Intelligent Systems

Description
The objective of CRIS is to develop intelligent systems that contribute to knowledge and advance engineering technology. The CRIS’s ultimate goal is the research and development of autonomous and semiautonomous systems with sensing capabilities, that are able to performs tasks that require and understanding of environment through knowledge, learning, reasoning and planning, and that are able to communicate and interact with other intelligent (biological and artificial) systems.

Director
Bir Bhanu
Distinguished Professor
Electrical Engineering
(951) 827-2918
bbhanu@ucr.edu

Home Page
http://www.cris.ucr.edu

College of Engineering - Center for Environmental Research and Technology

Description
Inside the CE-CERT laboratories, engineers and scientists explore a wide-ranging reesarch agenda that encompasses: developing autonomous vehicles and transportation systems for the future, converting biomass into vehicle fuel, measuring air pollutants and modeling how they react in the atmosphere, using computer models to evaluate the impact of roadway improvement on air quality, developing alternative-fueled engines and vehicles, evaluating clean and renewable energy sources, and manufacturing commercial products that will improve our quality of life.

Director
Matthew Barth
Professor
CE-CERT
(951) 781-5782
barth@ucr.edu

Home Page
http://www.cert.ucr.edu/about/



College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research

Description
The Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research was established in 1989. In its basic definition bibliographical studies encompasses the systematic description and history of printed material.

Director
Henry Snyder
Professor of History, Emeritus
Cntr for Biblio. Studies
(951) 827-7008
snyder@ucr.edu

Home Page
http://www.cbsr.ucr.edu/

Center for California Native Nations

Description
The purpose of the Center for California Native Nations (CCNN) is to serve the research needs of the larger community by conducting original research and providing access to resources by and about the Native Nations of California.

Director
Rebecca Kugel
Associate Professor of History
History
(951) 827-1876
kugel@ucr.edu

Home Page
http://ccnn.ucr.edu/

Center for Ideas and Society

Description
The Center’s mission is to foster collaborative and interdisciplinary research, pedagogy, and creative production in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at U.C. Riverside, as well as locally, nationally, and internationally. Such work will advance our understanding of human experience and cultural production, a task to which the traditional disciplines and methodologies have come to seem increasingly inadequate.

Director
Georgia Warnke
Professor
Political Science
(951) 827-3525
warnke@ucr.edu

Home Page
http://www.ideasandsociety.ucr.edu/

Institute for Research on World-Systems

Description
The Institute for Research on World-Systems (IROWS) organizes collaborative research among social and physical scientists on long-term, large-scale social change and its ecological, geographical and epidemiological causes and effects.

Director
Christopher Chase-Dunn
Distinguished Professor, Sociology
Sociology
(951) 827-2063
chriscd@ucr.edu

Home Page
http://www.irows.ucr.edu/

Robert Presley Center of Crime and Justice Studies

Description
The Presley Center encompasses four areas: (1) Conducting theory-based research documenting causal pathways to the onset, persistence, and desistence of crime and violence with a particular focus on youth and ethnic minority populations; (2) Identifying and evaluating evidence-based practices to promote healthy development and to prevent the onset of youth crime and violence; (3) Working with local law enforcement in youth crime prevention and suppression; and (4) Working with state and local youth corrections.

Director
Robert Parker
Professor of Sociology
Sociology
(951) 827-3542
rnparker@ucr.edu

Director
Kirk Williams
Professor of Sociology
Sociology
(951) 827-4363
kirkw@ucr.edu

Home Page
http://www.presleycrimeandjusticecenter.ucr.edu/



College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Agricultural Experiment Station

Description
The 420-acre Citrus Research Center-Agricultural Experiment Station (CRC-AES) and the 540-acre Coachella Valley Agricultural Research Station field stations provide campus researchers, including students, with field settings in which to test their laboratory findings under real-world growing conditions. Extensive studies in the plant sciences, environmental and natural resources, and pest and disease management are underway at the stations on a continual basis.

Director
Thomas Baldwin
Professor
Biochemistry
(951) 827-5082
tbaldwin@ucr.edu

Home Page
http://www.cnas.ucr.edu/centers/

Air Pollution Research Center

Description
APRC's research mission has historically focused on atmospheric processes, including the chemical processes involved in the formation of air pollution and the atmospheric transformations of organic compounds, and the subsequent effects on the environment, including on plants.

Director
Paul Ziemann
Emeritus - Director of APRC, Professor of Env Sci
Environmental Sciences
(951) 827-5127
pziemann@ucr.edu

Home Page
http://www.aprc.ucr.edu/aprc.html

Center for Conservation Biology

Description
The mission of the Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) is to assist in the conservation and restoration of species and ecosystems by facilitating the collection, evaluation, and dissemination of scientific information.

Director
Michael Allen
Professor and Plant Pathologist
Plant Pathology & Microbiology
(951) 827-5494
mallen@ucr.edu

Home Page
http://www.ccb.ucr.edu/

Center for Disease Vector Research

Description
The Center for Disease Vector Research includes researchers studying vector-pathogen systems at the molecular, genetic and ecological levels; it functions as a catalyst fostering communication and idea cross-pollination between participating units and initiating collaborative research.

Director
Peter Atkinson
Divisional Dean, Life Sciences and Facilities
CNAS Dean's Office
(951) 827-7289
peteratk@ucr.edu

Home Page
http://www.cdvr.ucr.edu

Center for Invasive Species Research

Description
The Center for Invasive Species Research provides a forward-looking approach to pest and disease invasions. The long-term goal of the Center is to develop a systematic methodology for dealing with such exotic pests in (a) risk assessment; (b) early detection; (c) rapid development of control or eradication measures leading to improved IPM practices through biological, microbial, genetic, and chemical practices; and (d), in the longer term, to explore the possibilities of transgenic biological manipulations.

Director
Mark Hoddle
Extension Specialist
CE - Entomology
(951) 827-4714
mhoddle@ucr.edu

Home Page
http://www.cisr.ucr.edu/

Center for Plant Cell Biology (CEPCEB)

Description
The Center for Plant Cell Biology (CEPCEB) is the nation's first research center devoted exclusively to plant cell biology. The Center addresses significant outstanding questions in plant biology by integrating genomic, bioinformatic, cellular, molecular, biochemical, and genetic approaches.

Director
Natasha Raikhel
Distinguished Prof of Plant Cell Bio & Plant Cell Biologist
Botany and Plant Sciences
(951) 827-6370
nraikhel@ucr.edu

Home Page
http://www.cepceb.ucr.edu/

Institute for Integrative Genome Biology

Description
The mission of the Institute for Integrative Genome Biology is the creation and application of new knowledge that will afford economic and social benefits to agriculture, the environment, and human health through an integrated, systems-based scientific strategy. The Institute fosters the development of systems-based biology which encompasses genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, and advanced visual mocroscopy.

Director
Natasha Raikhel
Distinguished Prof of Plant Cell Bio & Plant Cell Biologist
Botany and Plant Sciences
(951) 827-6370
nraikhel@ucr.edu

Home Page
http://www.genomics.ucr.edu/

Natural Reserve System

Description
The Natural Reserve System is a 'library' of field sites encompassing a wide variety of habitats; it is intended to insure that teachers and researchers will continue to have access to undisturbed natural habitats into the future.

Director
John Rotenberry
Emeritus
Biology
(951) 827-5903
rote@ucr.edu

Home Page
http://www.biology.ucr.edu/about_us/nrs.html

Stem Cell Center

Description
The mission of the Center is to understand the mechanisms underlying stem cell self renewal and differentiation through basic research.

Director
Prue Talbot
Professor of Cell Biology
Cell Biology & Neuroscience
(951) 827-3768
talbot@ucr.edu

Home Page
http://stemcells.ucr.edu

Water Science and Policy Center

Description
Connecting science and policy to addressing local, regional and international water scarcity and water quality challenges.

Director
Ariel Dinar
Dir. Water Sci. & Policy Ctr., Professor
Environmental Sciences
(951) 827-4526
adinar@ucr.edu

Home Page
http://www.wspc.ucr.edu/



Office of Research

Edward J. Blakely Center for Sustainable Suburban Development

Description
The Edward J. Blakely Center for Sustainable Suburban Development was established to provide research and analysis with a policy focus on the wide range of issues the suburbs confront.

Director
Anil Deolalikar
Dean
SPP - Dean's Office
(951) 827-1575
anild@ucr.edu

Home Page
http://cssd.ucr.edu/

Environmental Research Institute

Description
The Environmental Research Institute to act as an umbrella Institute that will integrate several new and several internationally renowned interdisciplinary environmental research centers and educational programs related to air, water, biodiversity, and natural resources - specifically, the Center for Conservation Biology, the College of Engineering-Center for Research and Technology, the Air Pollution Research Center, the Center for Water Resources, and the Center for Sustainable Suburban Development.

Director
Joe Norbeck
Professor Emeritus
Chemical/Environ. Engineering
(951) 827-2526
norbeck@ucr.edu

Home Page
http://www.eri.ucr.edu/

UC Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS)

Description
UC MEXUS is an academic research institute dedicated to encouraging , securing and contributing to binational and Latino research and collaborative academic programs and exchanges.

Director
Exequiel Ezcurra
Director
UC MEXUS
(951) 827-3546
exequiel@ucr.edu

Home Page
http://www.ucmexus.ucr.edu/