The ASPIRE Engineering Research Center (Advancing Sustainability through Powered Infrastructure for Roadway Electrification) explores a diverse range of transportation questions, from electrified highways that energize vehicles, to the placement of charging stations, data security and workforce development. Engineering Research Centers are the National Science Foundation’s flagship program for transformative, federally funded, industry-partnered, multi-institutional research. They have a proven record of transforming industries and spurring economic development in their regions and across the nation.

ASPIRE is one of four new multi-institution partnerships announced nationwide in 2020, providing a holistic and convergent research approach that is critical to advancing and sustaining the envisioned equitable transformations across the transportation and electric utility industries.