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University Research Institutes and Centers

University Research Institutes and Centers cultivate talent, collaboration, and innovation at the intersections of traditional disciplines. For administrative and operations issues please reference the University Research Institutes and Centers Administration (URICA) office, which facilitates the planning and deployment of strategic resources coordination.

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ANSER
Argonne - Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center
an affiliate of an ISEN Affiliate
Argonne - Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center

ANSER - Argonne - Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center

an affiliate of an ISEN Affiliate

Explores new molecules, materials, and methods for solar fuels and solar energy

Buffett Institute for Global Studies

BUFFETT - Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Addresses critical global issues through collaborative research and engaged scholarship

CAMEE
Center for Advanced Materials for Energy & the Environment
an affiliate of an ISEN Affiliate
Center for Advanced Materials for Energy & the Environment

CAMEE - Center for Advanced Materials for Energy & the Environment

an affiliate of an ISEN Affiliate

Researches new materials for energy production, conservation, and environmental remediation

Center for Applied Psychological & Family Studies

CAPFS - Center for Applied Psychological & Family Studies

Supports individuals and families through clinical service, education and research

CBES
Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science
an affiliate of an SQI Affiliate
Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science

CBES - Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science

an affiliate of an SQI Affiliate

Discovers and develops bio-inspired systems that reveal new connections between energy and matter

CBIE
Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics
an affiliate of an SQI Affiliate
Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics

CBIE - Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics

an affiliate of an SQI Affiliate

Develops new bio-compatible forms of electronics with unique functionality relevant to human health

CCNE
Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence
an affiliate of an IIN Affiliate
Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence

CCNE - Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence

an affiliate of an IIN Affiliate

Utilizes nucleic acid-based nanotechnology constructs to create effective cancer treatment options

CCSS
Center for Catalysis & Surface Science
an affiliate of an ISEN Affiliate
Center for Catalysis & Surface Science

CCSS - Center for Catalysis & Surface Science

an affiliate of an ISEN Affiliate

Develops new catalysts to optimize the sustainability of industrial and consumer goods

CDT
Center for Developmental Therapeutics
an affiliate of a CLP Affiliate
Center for Developmental Therapeutics

CDT - Center for Developmental Therapeutics

an affiliate of a CLP Affiliate

Accelerates translation of new drugs from lab bench to society

CFMS
Center for Forced Migration Studies
an affiliate of a Buffett Affiliate
Center for Forced Migration Studies

CFMS - Center for Forced Migration Studies

an affiliate of a Buffett Affiliate

Advances collaborative research, policy dialogue, and training on refugee protection

CHiMaD
Center for Hierarchical Materials Design
an affiliate of a NAISE Affiliate
Center for Hierarchical Materials Design

CHiMaD - Center for Hierarchical Materials Design

an affiliate of a NAISE Affiliate

Materials design approach for accelerated integration of technology to industry

CIERA
Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration & Research in Astrophysics
Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration & Research in Astrophysics

CIERA - Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration & Research in Astrophysics

Advances interdisciplinary astrophysics research and education

CMIDD
Center for Molecular Innovation & Drug Discovery
an affiliate of a CLP Affiliate
Center for Molecular Innovation & Drug Discovery

CMIDD - Center for Molecular Innovation & Drug Discovery

an affiliate of a CLP Affiliate

Advances collaborative research to develop promising therapeutic innovations

CRN
Center for Regenerative Nanomedicine
an affiliate of an SQI Affiliate
Center for Regenerative Nanomedicine

CRN - Center for Regenerative Nanomedicine

an affiliate of an SQI Affiliate

Fosters new research in regenerative medicine using nanotechnology strategies

Center for Reproductive Science

CRS - Center for Reproductive Science

Drives authoritative research on reproductive science and medicine

Center for Sleep & Circadian Biology

CSCB - Center for Sleep & Circadian Biology

Advances basic and translational research on sleep and circadian rhythms

Center for Synthetic Biology

CSB - Center for Synthetic Biology

Creates engineered biological systems for compelling applications in medicine, materials, and energy

CSSA
Center for the Scientific Studies in the Arts
an affiliate of an MRC Affiliate
Center for the Scientific Studies in the Arts

CSSA - Center for the Scientific Studies in the Arts

an affiliate of an MRC Affiliate

Enriches scientific studies in the arts and conservation

C-ABN
Center of Excellence for Advanced Bioprogrammable Nanomaterials
an affiliate of an IIN Affiliate
Center of Excellence for Advanced Bioprogrammable Nanomaterials

C-ABN - Center of Excellence for Advanced Bioprogrammable Nanomaterials

an affiliate of an IIN Affiliate

Develops nanotechnology solutions for energy, environment, security and defense, as well as monitoring and mitigating human stress

Chemistry of Life Processes Institute

CLP - Chemistry of Life Processes Institute

Catalyzes interdisciplinary research on complex questions underlying health and disease

CR-PSOC
Chicago Region Physical Science-Oncology Center
Chicago Region Physical Science-Oncology Center

CR-PSOC - Chicago Region Physical Science-Oncology Center

Interrogates chromatin dynamics in cancer as a new therapeutic target

Convergence Science & Medicine Institute

CSMI - Convergence Science & Medicine Institute

an affiliate of an IIN Affiliate

Develops new forms of biomolecules at the nanoscale to advance personalized medicine, diagnostics, therapeutics, and immunology

DND-CAT
DuPont - Northwestern - Dow Collaborative Access Team
an affiliate of an NSRC Affiliate
DuPont - Northwestern - Dow Collaborative Access Team

DND-CAT - DuPont - Northwestern - Dow Collaborative Access Team

an affiliate of an NSRC Affiliate

Operates a state-of-the-art x-ray facility for materials research

EDGS
Equality Development & Globalization Studies
an affiliate of a Buffett Affiliate
Equality Development & Globalization Studies

EDGS - Equality Development & Globalization Studies

an affiliate of a Buffett Affiliate

Promotes research and dialogue on issues confronting the developing world

Global Poverty Research Lab

GPRL - Global Poverty Research Lab

an affiliate of Buffett

Pursues evidence-based approach to address poverty and improve well-being in developing world

Institute for Cellular Engineering Technologies

iCET - Institute for Cellular Engineering Technologies

Develops novel capabilities for cellular engineering and translation to industry

Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences

DevSci - Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences

To motivate and lead transformative science to engender a “healthier, earlier” population– beginning even before birth– and continuing throughout the lifespan.

Institute for Policy Research

IPR - Institute for Policy Research

Advances interdisciplinary, nonpartisan social science research on key policy-relevant issues

ISGMH
Institute for Sexual & Gender Minority Health & Wellbeing
Institute for Sexual & Gender Minority Health & Wellbeing

ISGMH - Institute for Sexual & Gender Minority Health & Wellbeing

Conducts research to improve the health of SGM communities

Institute for Sustainability & Energy at Northwestern

ISEN - Institute for Sustainability & Energy at Northwestern

Enterprise-wide Institute for global sustainability and energy research, education, and engagement

ISITA
Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa
an affiliate of a Buffett Affiliate
Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa

ISITA - Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa

an affiliate of a Buffett Affiliate

Facilitates interdisciplinary research on the Islamic tradition of learning in Africa

Institute of Fundamental & Interdisciplinary Physics of the Americas

COFI - Institute of Fundamental & Interdisciplinary Physics of the Americas

Facilitates transnational physics research through state-of-the-art instrumentation, computing and analysis

International Institute for Nanotechnology

IIN - International Institute for Nanotechnology

Catalyzes and unites cutting-edge nanotechnology research educational programs, and supporting infrastructure

KEYMAN
Keyman Modern Turkish Studies
an affiliate of a Buffett Affiliate
Keyman Modern Turkish Studies

KEYMAN - Keyman Modern Turkish Studies

an affiliate of a Buffett Affiliate

Promotes critical understanding of contemporary Turkey in a global context

LS-CAT
Life Sciences Collaborative Access Team
an affiliate of an NSRC Affiliate
Life Sciences Collaborative Access Team

LS-CAT - Life Sciences Collaborative Access Team

an affiliate of an NSRC Affiliate

Operates a state-of-the-art x-ray diffraction facility to measure protein structures

Materials Research Center

MRC - Materials Research Center

Advances cross-disciplinary materials science research, collaboration and commercial innovation

MRSEC
Materials Research Science & Engineering Center
an affiliate of an MRC Affiliate
Materials Research Science & Engineering Center

MRSEC - Materials Research Science & Engineering Center

an affiliate of an MRC Affiliate

Facilitates research in nanoscience and engineering of multifunctional material structures

NAISE
Northwestern - Argonne Institute of Science & Engineering
Northwestern - Argonne Institute of Science & Engineering

NAISE - Northwestern - Argonne Institute of Science & Engineering

Fosters research collaborations in energy, biological systems and national security

NCWR
Northwestern Center for Water Research
an affiliate of a NAISE Affiliate
Northwestern Center for Water Research

NCWR - Northwestern Center for Water Research

an affiliate of a NAISE Affiliate

Unites cross-disciplinary research to achieve solutions to water challenges

Northwestern Initiative for Manufacturing, Science & Innovation

NIMSI - Northwestern Initiative for Manufacturing, Science & Innovation

Advances innovative and multidisciplinary manufacturing research to impact mass-production and customized manufacturing

NUANCE
Northwestern University Atomic & Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center
Northwestern University Atomic & Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center

NUANCE - Northwestern University Atomic & Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center

Operates a state-of-the-art analytical characterization instrumentation facility

Northwestern University Clinical & Translational Sciences

NUCATS - Northwestern University Clinical & Translational Sciences

Accelerates translational innovation by providing consultative resources and expertise

CAPST
Northwestern-Fermilab Center for Applied Physics and Superconducting Technology
Northwestern-Fermilab Center for Applied Physics and Superconducting Technology

CAPST - Northwestern-Fermilab Center for Applied Physics and Superconducting Technology

Explores superconductivity for applications ranging from particle accelerators to quantum computing.

NNIN
NTU-Northwestern Institute for Nanomedicine
an affiliate of an IIN Affiliate
NTU-Northwestern Institute for Nanomedicine

NNIN - NTU-Northwestern Institute for Nanomedicine

an affiliate of an IIN Affiliate

Develops medical applications of nanotechnology to benefit society

PAS
Program of African Studies
an affiliate of a Buffett Affiliate
Program of African Studies

PAS - Program of African Studies

an affiliate of a Buffett Affiliate

Facilitates research and education on Africa for faculty, students and professionals

PCE
Proteomics Center of Excellence
an affiliate of a CLP Affiliate
Proteomics Center of Excellence

PCE - Proteomics Center of Excellence

an affiliate of a CLP Affiliate

Develops new proteomics technologies for translational and clinical research

Ronald & JoAnne Willens Center for Nano Oncology

WCNO - Ronald & JoAnne Willens Center for Nano Oncology

Develops and applies advances in nanotechnology to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer

Science in Society

SIS - Science in Society

Addresses STEM education needs for underserved groups through long-term partnerships and authentic learning experiences

Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology

SQI - Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology

Promotes research convergence in basic science, engineering, and medicine to improve human health and to develop bio-inspired technologies for a sustainable energy future

SHyNE
Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental Resource
an affiliate of an IIN Affiliate
Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental Resource

SHyNE - Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental Resource

an affiliate of an IIN Affiliate

Provides access to cutting-edge nanotechnology facilities and expertise to academic, small business and industry researchers

Solar Fuels Institute

SOFI - Solar Fuels Institute

an affiliate of an ISEN Affiliate

Global academic / industry collaboration to develop and commercialize a liquid solar fuel

Spatial Intelligence & Learning Center

SILC - Spatial Intelligence & Learning Center

Transforms spatial learning programs by uniting scientists and educators