Dear Friends of CATER,
Thanks for your interest in CATER – Center for Advanced Turbomachinery and Energy Research – at the University of Central Florida.
Not only is the entire power generation industry undergoing transformational changes, but similar changes are also occurring in aviation and space systems – the other areas of interest to us. In response, we have undertaken tasks to reorganize and streamline CATER so that it is more agile and responsive to these changes and to the important societal needs of the 21st century that fall within CATER’s scope. Our goal has always been to provide the best research experience for our students and partners, and hands-on training/experience to our students on practical topics that affect everyone.
OUR FIELDS OF ACTION
Power Generation, Energy & Decarbonization
Zero-Emission Aviation and Propulsion
Space Exploration and Hypersonics
Enabled by Digital Twins and Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Center for Advanced Turbomachinery and Energy Research
A Center for Research & Student Training Focused on Turbomachineries and Associated Technologies for Power Generation, Aviation and Space Propulsion
Central Florida has a unique position in the world as a convergence for Turbine, Energy, and Space technologies. With the presence of Siemens Energy, Pratt & Whitney, Mitsubishi Power Systems, Alstom / Power Systems Manufacturing, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Florida Turbine Technologies, Chromalloy, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Embraer, Kennedy Space Center in or near Central Florida, the Center for Advanced Turbomachinery and Energy Research at the University of Central Florida has a unique opportunity and responsibility for taking the leadership in innovation and advanced technology development for:
- Turbines for propulsion as well as power generation
- Portable power and energy systems for aviation/space/distributed generation applications
- Use of coal or biomass-derived, liquid or gaseous synthetic fuels for power generation and air/ground transportation