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Research Centers

Northwestern University has a long history of leadership in interdisciplinary research programs and centers. More than two dozen University Research Centers - as well as more than 90 School-Based Centers and three research centers at Medical Affiliates -- support interdisciplinary research that spans a wide spectrum of areas.

University Research Center Administration Links

UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CENTERS

BUFFETT

Buffett Center
Program summary | Link to Website

Director: TBD
Associate Director: Brian Hanson
Center Contact: (847) 467-2770

 

Director: Jeffrey Winters
Center Contact: (847) 467-2770

 

Director: William Reno
Center Contact: (847) 491-7323

CAPFS

Center for Applied Psychological
and Family Studies

Program summary | Email

Director: William M. Pinsof
Center Contact: (847) 733-4300, ext. 305

CIERA

Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration
and Research in Astrophysics

Program summary | Link to Website
Director: Vicky Kalogera
Center Contact: (847) 491-8646

CLP

Chemistry of Life Processes
Institute

Program summary | Link to Website
Director: Thomas V. O'Halloran
Center Contact: (847) 467-2303

 

Director: Thomas V. O'Halloran
Managing Director: Andrew Mazar
Center Contact: (847) 467-0942

 

PI:Thomas V. O'Halloran
Center Contact: (847) 467-2613

CMIDD

Center for Molecular
Innovation and Drug Discovery

Program summary | Link to Website
Codirectors: Raymond Bergan and Karl Scheidt
Center Contact: (847) 467-2629

CRS

Center for Reproductive
Science

Program summary | Link to Website
Director: Kelly E. Mayo,
Associate Director: Teresa K. Woodruff
Center Contact: (847) 491-5767

CSCB

Center for Sleep and
Circadian Biology

Program summary
| Link to Website
Director: Fred W. Turek
Center Contact: (847) 467-6512

IBNAM

Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine
Program summary | Link to Website
Director: Samuel I. Stupp
Deputy Director: Melina Kibbe
Center Contact: (312) 503-0807

 

Director: Samuel I. Stupp
Center Contact: (312) 503-0807

IIN

International Institute for
Nanotechnology

Program summary
| Link to Website
Director: Chad A. Mirkin
Center Contact: (847) 491-5784

 

Director: Chad A. Mirkin
Center Contact: (847) 467-5335

IPR

Institute for
Policy Research

Program summary | Link to Website
Director: David Figlio
Center Contact: (847) 491-3395

ISEN

Institute for Sustainability
and Energy at Northwestern

Program summary | Link to Website
Executive Director: Michael R. Wasielewski
Codirectors:
David C. Dunand, Mark A. Ratner, and Brad Sageman
Center Contact: (847) 467-1475

 

Director: Michael R. Wasielewski
Center Contact: (847) 467-2519

 

Director: Kenneth Poeppelmeier
Center Contact: (847) 491-4354

 

Director: Bartosz Grzybowski
Associate Director: Igal Szleifer
Center Contact: (847) 467-1295

 

Director: Michael R. Wasielewski
Center Contact: (847) 467-2519

MRC

Materials Research Center
Program summary | Link to Website

Director: Mark Hersam
Center Contact: (847) 491-3606

 

Codirectors: Katherine Faber and Francesca Casadio
Center Contact: (847) 491-2444

NSRC

Northwestern Synchrotron Research Center
DND-CAT and LS-CAT Facilities
Directors:Michael J. Bedzyk (DND-CAT)
Contact (847) 491-3570
Alfonso Mondragon (LS-CAT)
Contact (312) 503-1697

 

Facility Director: Denis T. Keane
Center Contact: (630) 252-0224

 

Operations Manager: Keith Brister
Center Contact: (630) 343-9532

NUANCE

Northwestern University
Atomic and Nanoscale
Characterization
Experimental Center
Program summary | Link to Website

Director: Vinayak P. Dravid
Center Contact: (847) 467-2318

NAISE

Northwestern / Argonne
Institute of Science and Engineering
Program summary | Link to Website

Director: Peter Voorhees
Center Contact: (847) 491-7815

NUCATS

Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences
Program summary | Link to Website

Director: Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD
Center Contact: (312) 503-1709

PCE

Proteomics Center of Excellence
Program summary | Link to Website

Director: Neil Kelleher
Center Contact: (847) 467-1076

SILC

Spatial Intelligence
and Learning Center
Program summary | Link to Website

Director: Dedre Gentner
Center Contact: (847) 467-0514

 

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University Research Ctrs. || School-based Ctrs. || Research Ctrs. at Medical Affiliates

SCHOOL-BASED CENTERS

Feinberg || Kellogg || McCormick || Medill || Communication || SCS || SESP || Law || Weinberg

FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Asher Center for the Study and Treatment of Depressive Disorders


Biostatistical Collaboration Center


Buehler Center on Aging


Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies


Center for Communication and Medicine


Center for Genetic Medicine


Institute for Healthcare Studies


The Children's Memorial Research Center


Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center


ENH Research Institute


Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute


Feinberg Clinical Neuroscience Research Institute


HIV/AIDS Program at Northwestern University


General Clinical Research Center


Institute for Healthcare Studies


Institute for Women's Health Research


Interdepartmental Immunobiology Center


Medical Biomechanics


Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research


Multipurpose Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Center


Northwestern Center for Bleeding Disorders


Northwestern Center for Clinical Research


Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute


NU Prosthetic-Orthotic Center


Rehabilitation Engineering Research Program


Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University


KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Kellogg Accounting Research Center


Center for Biotechnology


Dispute Resolution Research Center


Center for Executive Women


Kellogg Center for Family Enterprise


Financial Institutions and Markets Research Center


Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship


General Motors Research Center for Strategy in Management


Guthrie Center for Real Estate Research


Center for Health Industry Market Economics


Heizer Center for Entrepreneurial Studies


International Business and Markets Research Center


Larry and Carol Levy Institute for Entrepreneurial Practice


Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)


Center for Nonprofit Management


Center for Retail Management


Center for Research on Strategic Alliances


Center for Strategic Decision-Making


Kellogg Team & Group Research Center


Center for Research in Technology & Innovation


Zell Center for Risk Research



MCCORMICK SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Biologically Inspired Materials Center (BIMat)


Center for Advanced Cement-Based Materials (ACBM)


Center for the Commercialization of Innovative Transportation Technology (CCITT)

Center for Intelligent Processing of Composites


Center for Nanofabrication and Molecular Self-Assembly


Center for Photonic Communication and Computing


Center for Quality Engineering & Failure Prevention (CQE)


Center for Quantum Devices (CQD)


Center for Surface Engineering and Tribology


Center for Ultra-scale Computing and Information Security (CUCIS)


DND Collaborative Access Team Synchrotron Research Center (DND-CAT)


Falk Center for Molecular Therapeutics


Infrastructure Technology Institute (ITI)


Institute for Environmental Catalysis


International Center for Advanced Internet Research


Institute for Sustainabilitiy Practices (NISP)


Materials Technology Laboratory (MTL)


National Center for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NCLT)


Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC)


Northwestern Center for Engineering Education Research (NCEER)


Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)


Optimization Technology Center


Production & Logistics Laboratory (ProLog)


Segal Design Institute


Steel Research Group


Motorola Center for Telecommunications


Transportation Center (TC)


MEDILL SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

Media Management Center


Medill IMC Spiegel Research Center



SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION

Center for Global Culture and Communication


Center for Technology and Social Behavior


The Hugh Knowles Center



SCHOOL OF CONTINUING STUDIES

Center for Public Safety (formerly the Traffic Institute)


SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL POLICY

Cells to Society (C2S)


The Center for Curriculum Materials in Science (CCMS)


Center for Connected Learning and Computer-Based Modeling (CCL)


Center for Improving Methods for Quantitative Policy Research (The Q Center)


Foley Center for the Study of Lives


Center for Talent Development


Center for Learning and Organizational Change (CLOC)


Meaningful Science Consortium



SCHOOL OF LAW

Center for International Human Rights


Center on Wrongful Convictions


Fred Bartlit Center for Trial Strategy


Small Business Opportunity Center


Children and Family Justice Center


Center for Legal Studies



WEINBERG COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Center for Cell and Developmental Systems Biology (CDSB)


Center for International and Comparative Studies (CICS)


Center for Structural Biology


Alice Berline Kaplan Center for the Humanities


Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching


French Interdisciplinary Group



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University Research Centers || School-based Centers || Research Centers at Medical Affiliates

RESEARCH CENTERS AT MEDICAL AFFILIATES

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Stanley Manne Childrens Research Institute


Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Services and Centers


Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

RIC Research Projects and News


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