University of Texas - El Paso

AFRL ML-RCP Partner Institution Strengths & Capabilities 


Contact Information

Name: Bob Currey

Title: Asst. VP for Research



Research capabilities

UTEP’s main areas of research are listed below. The first five (highlighted) are pertinent to AFRL:


UTEP entered into an Educational Partnership Agreement with AFRL-RD&RV this year. The agreement highlights the following technical areas:

Directed Energy (RD)

Space Vehicles (RV)



To locate a specific capability or investigator go to


UTEP’s major research centers are: (details at


UTEP accepts federal funding and, when required, agency restrictions on publication.


Research Administration and Compliance

Is your institution registered with the US State Department Directorate of Defense Trade Controls?

Does your institution currently perform Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI/ NIST 800-171 compliant) research?

Does your institution currently perform research subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations?

Does your institution have a DoD Facility Security Clearance (FCL)? 


ML-RCP Program Expectations

The objective of the AFRL ML-RCP is to enable and enhance the research capabilities of the HBCU’s/MSIs through collaborative research efforts with AFRL. What would be necessary for you to receive to meet this objective? 

UTEP seeks to enlarge its Department of Defense research portfolio.