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Research Centers

Advanced Engineering Environments

Advanced Engineering Environments Laboratory serves as a focal point for the diverse research activities pertaining to distributed collaborative synthesis and learning technologies and their application to future aerospace systems.

Advanced Ship Repair & Maintenance

The Center for Advanced Ship Maintenance, Repair and Operations works to make ship repair and operations more cost effective, while meeting or exceeding environmental requirements.

Coastal Physical Oceanography

The Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography promotes research on the physical oceanography of the coastal ocean and related oceanographic processes.

Dental Hygiene Care Facility

The dental hygiene program provides comprehensive dental hygiene care to students, faculty/staff, and the local community.

Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics

The Research Center for Bioelectrics strives to increase scientific knowledge of how intense, pulsed electromagnetic fields and cold ionized gases interact with biological systems.

Maritime Institute

The Maritime Institute provides a focal point for educational services and research programming that is responsive to the port-related needs of Hampton Roads, Virginia and other port-related facilities in the world.

National Yearly Forecast

The economic forecasting project prepares a yearly national forecast. A full analysis and past years scorecard is also available.

Oral Preschool

The Oral Preschool program is a unique educational setting for young children with hearing loss.

Regional Yearly Forecast

The economic forecasting project prepares a yearly regional forecast. A full analysis and past years scorecard is also available.

Social Science Research Center

The SSRC is a fully equipped social science research center with staff expertise in various forms of research methods and data collection including mail surveys, telephone surveys, household interviews, and focus groups; and most conventional forms of data analysis.

Speech & Hearing

The Speech and Hearing clinic provides diagnostic and therapy services for adults and children with speech, language, and hearing disorders.


The National Centers for System of Systems Engineering (NCSOSE) is a university Enterprise Research Center of the Batten College of Engineering and Technology focused on decision making for multidisciplinary problems.

Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium

The State of Virginia has assigned Old Dominion University the leadership role in the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium (VCERC), with the mission to seek out and develop new alternative energy research directions and evaluate viable renewable energy sources for Virginia.

Virginia Modeling, Analysis & Simulation Center

VMASC is one of the world's leading research centers for computer modeling, simulation, and visualization. The mission of the Center is to conduct collaborative MS&V research and development, provide expertise to government agencies and industry, and to promote Old Dominion University, Hampton Roads and Virginia as a center of MS&V activities.