International Network of 4 partners organisations
Columbia University in the
Founded in 1754 as King’s College, is the fifth oldest institution of higher learning in the US. Columbia Engineering is one of the top engineering schools in the U.S. and one of the oldest in the nation.
Among the world’s leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York continuously seeks to advance the frontiers of scholarship and foster a campus community deeply engaged in the complex issues of our time through teaching, research, patient care and public service.
The University is comprised of 16 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools, four affiliated colleges and seminaries in Manhattan, and a wide array of research institutes and global centers around the world. More than 40,000 students, award-winning faculty and professional staff define the University’s underlying values and commitment to pursuing new knowledge and educating informed, engaged citizens.
Based in New York City, the School offers programs to both undergraduate and graduate students who undertake a course of study leading to the bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in engineering and applied science.
Columbia Engineering’s nine departments offer 16 majors and more than 30 minors in engineering and the liberal arts, including an interdisciplinary minor in entrepreneurship with Columbia Business School.
With facilities specifically designed and equipped to meet the laboratory and research needs of faculty and students, Columbia Engineering is home to a broad array of basic and advanced research installations, from the Columbia Nano Initiative and Data Science Institute to the Columbia Genome Center.
These interdisciplinary centers in science and engineering, big data, nanoscience, and genomic research are leading the way in their respective fields while our engineers and scientists collaborate across the University to solve theoretical and practical problems in many other significant areas.
University of Florida
(UF - US)
The UF is a major public research university. The state’s oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse public universities.
As a land-, sea- and space-grant institution, UF is dedicated to serving the interests of society and is an economic powerhouse behind Florida’s economy.
UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities. Rankings like second among Forbes "Best Value Public Colleges" (2016) and second in Kiplinger’s “Best Values in Public Colleges” (2015) are a result of UF’s commitment to provide the highest quality education at the best value.
UF is also well-known for fostering innovation and commercialization. The Florida Innovation Hub at UF, which is a unique, all-inclusive business incubator, is driven by UF’s proven record of technology transfer. The city of Gainesville provides an amazing entrepreneurial-minded community and additional resources for commercialization, including the internationally acclaimed Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator, located 14 miles west of the UF campus.
UF has a 2,000-acre campus and more than 900 buildings. It is one of fewer than ten universities to be designated as a comprehensive campus. UF has 16 colleges all headquartered and predominantly housed on its main campus in Gainesville: Agriculture and Life Sciences, Arts, Warrington College of Business, Dentistry, Design Construction and Planning, Education, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, Health and Human Performance, Journalism and Communication, Levin College of Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine. For Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the co-location of a medical school, veterinary school, dental school and other health science disciplines, along with agricultural and food science on the same, contiguous campus is a major advantage.
The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (HWCOE) at the University of Florida houses one of the largest and most dynamic engineering programs in the nation. Curricula offered across nine departments, 15 degree programs, and more than 20 centers and institutes produces leaders and problem-solvers who take a multidisciplinary approach to innovative and human-centered solutions.
Students, faculty and alumni are hailed as New Engineers who aim to transform the way we live, work, and play. The college produces inventions at twice the national average — and startups at five times the national average — for every research dollar invested. Engineering is the largest professional school, the second largest college, and one of the top three research units at UF. Established in 1910, the college was named after Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Herbert Wertheim in 2015.
Texas A&M University
(TAMU - US)
Has more than 55,000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled. Research expenditures at TAMU total more than $820 million annually, ranking in the top tier of universities nationwide.
Located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, with a population of more than 175,000, and is conveniently located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and Austin.
With an endowment valued at more than $5 billion, the university ranks fourth among U.S. public universities and 10th overall. Engineering has been a part of Texas A&M University since its inception in 1876 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas.
Today, the college of engineering is the largest college on the Texas A&M campus with more than 500 faculty members and more than 18,000 engineering students in our 14 departments. The college of engineering at Texas A&M is one of the largest engineering schools in the country, ranking second in undergraduate enrolment and fifth in graduate enrolment by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in its 2015 survey.
The college of engineering is ranked seventh in graduate studies and eighth in undergraduate programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with seven of the college’s 13 departments ranked in the Top 10. The college of engineering is also ranked 10th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(PNNL - US)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a United States of America Department of Energy (DOE) laboratory under DOE’s Office of Science.
Our quest for innovation is powered by about 4,500 researchers and staff, more than 1,000 of them have doctoral degrees. Our researchers have earned more than 2,150 U.S. and international patents. Licensing patent rights to commercial companies creates more jobs and generates marketplace growth.
Science journals publish more than 1,000 peer-reviewed articles from PNNL annually, demonstrating our leadership in advancing science worldwide.
PNNL’s main campus is located in Richland, Washington. Other offices include the Marine Sciences Laboratory in Sequim, Washington, and offices in Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; College Park, Maryland; and Washington, DC. Battelle, a global science and technology enterprise headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, manages the Laboratory for DOE.
PNNL researchers are recognized worldwide for making fundamental discoveries in the atmospheric, biological, chemical, computational and materials sciences. They also have pioneered CD and DVD technology that revolutionized data storage and engineered the technology used in airport scanning systems that make air travel safer.
Our scientists and engineers are helping create a more reliable electric grid, and advancements we’ve made in catalysts are enabling industry to create engines that run cleaner and more efficiently.
The objective of QUANTIFY is to form an international network of 8 organisations, working on a joint research programme in the field of Solid Mechanics:
- 4 European beneficiaries: UC3M - Spain, UL - France, Technion - Israel, IPPT - Poland
- 4 US partners: CU, UF, TAMU, PNNL