The Research


The SEC offers many research linkages for both academic and industry researchers. These include:

  • The Energy Engineering Institute allows engineering students and faculty to solve problems presented by industrial sponsors.
  • The Solar Energy Laboratory permits students and faculty in the sciences and engineering to engage in laboratory testing a new type of solar technologies.
  • The Center for Regional Sustainability focuses research attention on topics from water and energy to transportation and air pollution.
  • The Computational Science Research Center brings together researchers in different areas with an interest in modern scientific computation to develop educational programs and industrial interactions.
  • Industry Partnerships with firms such as Cal Energy, Ormat,and the Imperial Irrigation District will help increase local educational opportunities in STEM-related fields.

Contact: Dr. Asfaw Beyene
Title: Director
SDSU Department of Mechanical Engineering
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Araceli Saucedo
Title: Executive Director
SDSU-IV Brawley
560 E. Hwy 78
Brawley, CA 92227
Tel: 1-760-768-5780
Fax: 1-760-768-5784
Email: [email protected]