About Us

The CEB serves the UT research community under a mission directive to initiate and lead innovative, multidisciplinary research programs and facilitate service-oriented research support.

This includes a portfolio of independent R&D projects, centralized access to a large inventory of basic to state-of-the-art equipment, two core facilities, bioinformatics assistance, as-needed short- and long-term access to laboratory space, acquisition of multidisciplinary grants that specifically target UT’s research infrastructure, and extensive training and outreach activities.

CEB staff self-maintain core federal, state, and commercial sponsored research programs across a breadth of innovative disciplines focused on environmental omics, synthetic biology, environmental toxicology, water quality, environmental sustainability, biomicroelectronics, biosensors, nanobiotechnology, biomedical imaging technologies, and bioenergy and biofuels. The CEB exists to serve as a centralized research resource that universally supports UT investigator R&D by facilitating and enabling new research initiatives and sustaining the research infrastructure that assists our faculty and students in obtaining winning proposals and in attracting the best people to UT.

Our Mission

The CEB’s mission is to serve as a highly collaborative, multi- and inter-disciplinary research center whose personnel lead a diverse portfolio of research projects. We remain dedicated to strengthening UT’s training and research infrastructure and building excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship. We provide access to state-of-the-art instrumentation, laboratory space, and expertise that enables researchers to make breakthrough discoveries.

Our capabilities span across a broad spectrum of science, engineering, and health disciplines and we are heavily invested in maintaining highly multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research activities. Our core of faculty, research faculty, postdoctoral scientists, and students is dedicated to sustaining UT’s R&D environment. We vigorously integrate teaching, training, outreach, diversity, and inclusivity throughout all of our research programs.

Collaborations with outside institutions, municipalities, government agencies, non-profits, small businesses, and industry are highly welcome.