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Labs & Centers


Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE)

CIFE is a multi-disciplinary center that focuses on developing information technologies, tools and methods to dramatically improve the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) industry.


Codiga Resource Recovery Center (CR2C)

Following a groundbreaking ceremony on March 26, 2014, Stanford is moving forward on the construction of the William and Cloy Codiga Resource Recovery Center, "CR2C" for short, whose main purpose will be to testbed and demonstrate scalability of promising wastewater treatment technologies and essentially serve as an innovation accelerator. One of the first key projects will be a test of resource recovery technology at pilot-scale, extracting clean water, nutrients, energy and chemical feedstocks from wastewater.

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Environmental Engineering and Science Lab (EESL)

The Water Quality Control Research Laboratory contains a complex of several laboratories with a gross area of 14,000 square feet. These well-equipped research facilities contain the latest analytical and specialized experimental equipment.


Global Projects Center (GPC)

The Global Projects Center is an interdisciplinary research center at Stanford University that works to facilitate understanding of the financing, development and governance of critical infrastructure worldwide.

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John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center

The John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center at Stanford University is devoted to the advancement of research, education and practice in earthquake engineering.

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National Performance of Dams Program (NPDP)

Formally launched in 1994, the NPDP is an effort to establish within the dam engineering and safety community the ability to learn from the in-service performance of dams, supporting improvements in dam design, operation, engineering and public policy.

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Project-Based Learning (PBL) Laboratory

The Project-Based Learning (PBL) Lab's mission is professional development for graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and industry practitioners in multi-disciplinary, collaborative and geographically distributed PBL activities. PBL is a process of teaching and learning that focuses on problem-based, project-centered activities that produce a product for a client.

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Re-inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt)

ReNUWIt is an interdisciplinary, multi-institution research center whose goal is to change the ways we manage urban water. The center works toward a vision of safe, sustainable urban water infrastructures enabled by technological advances in natural and engineered systems, and informed by a deeper understanding of institutional frameworks.


Stanford Environmental & Water Studies Summer Program

The Environmental Engineering program at Stanford University is recognized as the leading academic program in the environmental and water science and technology field, dedicated to the educational development of uncommon insight and expertise necessary for environmental leadership in all professional directions.

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Sustainable Development & Global Competitiveness (SDGC) Center

The Center for Sustainable Development and Global Competitiveness (CSDGC) at Stanford University engages in research and educational programs that integrate business development strategies with leadership practices that will ensure enterprise growth and success within a healthy and sustainable natural environment.

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The Bob and Norma Street Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

The Bob and Norma Street Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (EFML) is home to research conducted in the Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology (EFMH) Program.