Research and Innovation (DR&I)

 The DR&I proposes and implements the course of action of the College of Engineering (CoE) towards the strengthening of its leading position in Translational Research across UPRM, Puerto Rico and the Americas. The DR&I is in charge of overseeing of the research facilities within the CoE, recognizing emerging research areas, and promoting the development and implementation of strategic research clusters aligned to new graduate programs while up-dating of the current ones.

The DR&I is also responsible for the guidance, evaluation, and verification of administration & compliance issues associated to research activities. Intellectual property (IP) matters are inherent to many of the activities within the CoE; therefore, a working understanding of IP becomes indispensable to manage related issues when interacting with academic peers, governmental offices or industrial partners.

News and Events

air wave monitorA device that optimize artificial ventilation for neonatal and pediatric patients, thus save lives or improve their quality, just received approval from the Food Administration (FDA ) and Drugs to start their marketing stage . The announcement was made by the co-inventor of this technology, Dr. Eduardo J. Juan Garcia , professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Mayagüez Campus ( RUM ) , who is also co-founder of the company which has its patent and is responsible for its development. More...
OASIS logo3NSF Awards $1.5M CRISP Award to UPRMThe National Science Foundation (NSF), under its CRISP Program, has awarded $1.5M to a team of UPRM researchers. The team will investigate next generation Smart Grid systems that feature direct participation by citizens, businesses, non-profits, and other third parties in open access energy marketplace.


The Amgen Foundation awarded a grant of $ 352.218 to the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus ( UPRM ) to renew the Amgen BioTalents program. Since 2012 this program has provided practical experiences in biomanufacturing to undergraduate students from public and private universities on the island.
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Contact Us

Dr. Ricky Valentin
Associate Dean for Research & Innovation
Phone: 787-832-4040 Ext 6321
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