Research facilities and centers

The University of Illinois is home to major interdisciplinary research institutes. LAS faculty members are affiliated with all of them. LAS faculty members are established leaders at many of these institutes, as well.

Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology provides space for collaborations in neuroscience, materials science, imaging, language and literacy, and bioengineering. Jeffrey Moore, the Murchison-Mallory Professor of Chemistry, is Beckman's director.

Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology is dedicated to research in systems biology, cellular and metabolic engineering, and genome technology. IGB’s unique facility stimulates discovery and collaboration in the life sciences and draws researchers from the life and social sciences, engineering, law, and business. Gene Robinson, the Swanlund Chair in Entomology, is IGB's director.

Center for Social and Behavioral Science

The Center for Social & Behavioral Science is dedicated to supporting innovative social and behavioral science from diverse disciplines to address major societal challenges. Eva Pomerantz, professor of psychology, is the interim director for CSBS.

Humanities Research Institute

The Humanities Research Institute supports interdisciplinary study in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. Antoinette Burton, the Swanlund Endowed Chair in History, is IPRH's director.

Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment

The Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment pursues actionable research to find solutions for the world’s pressing sustainability, energy, and environmental needs today and tomorrow. Evan DeLucia, the G. William Arends Professor of Biology, is iSEE's director.

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute

The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute supports faculty-driven research nurtures, builds, and maintains research communities in areas including cancer, precision medicine, and neuroscience. It fuses technological advances with health science research. Neal Cohen, a professor of psychology, is IHSI's director.

National Center for Supercomputing Applications

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications focuses on digitally-enabled interdisciplinary research and is an international leader in high-performance computing and data-driven science. The center provides computing, data, networking, and visualization resources and expert support that help scientists, engineers, and scholars at Illinois and across the country better understand our world.

Other research groups and facilities

The Vice Chancellor of Research's website includes a full list of the different research groups around campus. See the list.