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University Research Institutes & Centers

CAMEE

Center for Advanced Materials for Energy and Environment (CAMEE)

Researches new materials for energy production, conservation, and environmental remediation
Affiliate of ISEN

CAMEE WEBSITE
Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science

Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science (CBES)

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

CBES WEBSITE
Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence

Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE)

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

CCNE WEBSITE
Center for Catalysis & Surface Science

Center for Catalysis & Surface Science (CCSS)

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

CCSS WEBSITE
Center for Hierarchical Materials Design

Center for Hierarchical Materials Design (CHIMAD)

Materials design approach for accelerated integration of technology to industry
Affiliate of NAISE

CHIMAD WEBSITE
Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration & Research in Astrophysics

Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration & Research in Astrophysics (CIERA)

Advances interdisciplinary astrophysics research and education

CIERA WEBSITE
Center for Molecular Quantum Transduction

Center for Molecular Quantum Transduction (CMQT)

CMQT develops fundamental knowledge needed to exchange information between differing molecular quantum properties essential to quantum information science and technology

CMQT WEBSITE
Center for Regenerative Nanomedicine

Center for Regenerative Nanomedicine (CRN)

Fosters new research in regenerative medicine using nanotechnology strategies
Affiliate of SQI

CRN WEBSITE
Center for the Scientific Studies in the Arts

Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts (NU-ACCESS)

Enriches scientific studies in the arts and conservation
Affiliate of MRC

NU-ACCESS WEBSITE
Center for Sleep & Circadian Biology

Center for Sleep & Circadian Biology (CSCB)

Advances basic and translational research on sleep and circadian rhythms

CSCB WEBSITE
Center for Synthetic Biology

Center for Synthetic Biology (CSB)

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

CSB WEBSITE
Center of Excellence for Advanced Bioprogrammable Nanomaterials

Center of Excellence for Advanced Bioprogrammable Nanomaterials (C-ABN)

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

C-ABN WEBSITE
Chemistry of Life Processes Institute

Chemistry of Life Processes Institute (CLP)

Catalyzes interdisciplinary research on complex questions underlying health and disease

CLP WEBSITE
Chicago Region Physical Science-Oncology Center

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

Interrogates chromatin dynamics in cancer as a new therapeutic target
Affiliate of CLP

CR-PSOC WEBSITE
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Computationally-Based Imaging of Structure in Materials (CuBISM)

An interdisciplinary research and educational program at the intersection of science and art, investigating computationally based structure in the materials used to create works of art
Affiliate of MRC

CuBISM Website
Convergence Science & Medicine Institute

Convergence Science & Medicine Institute (CSMI)

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

CSMI WEBSITE
Initiative at Northwestern for Quantum Information Research and Engineering (INQUIRE)

Initiative at Northwestern for Quantum Information Research and Engineering (INQUIRE)

Integrate and advance its strengths in quantum science, a field that promises to transform communications, security, metrology, sensing, and computing

INQUIRE WEBSITE
Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences

Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences (DEVSCI)

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

DEVSCI WEBSITE
IPR

Institute for Policy Research (IPR)

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

IPR WEBSITE
Institute for Sexual & Gender Minority Health & Wellbeing

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

Conducts research to improve the health of SGM communities

ISGMH WEBSITE
Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa

Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA)

Facilitates interdisciplinary research on the Islamic tradition of learning in Africa

ISITA WEBSITE
Institute for Sustainability & Energy at Northwestern

Institute for Sustainability & Energy at Northwestern (ISEN)

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

ISEN WEBSITE
International Institute for Nanotechnology

International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN)

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

IIN WEBSITE
Materials Research Center

Materials Research Center (MRC)

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

MRC WEBSITE
MRSEC

Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)

Facilitates research in nanoscience and engineering of multifunctional material structures
Affiliate of MRC

MRSEC WEBSITE
Northwestern - Argonne Institute of Science & Engineering (NAISE)

Northwestern - Argonne Institute of Science & Engineering (NAISE)

Fosters research collaborations in energy, biological systems and national security

NAISE WEBSITE
Northwestern Center for Water Research (NCWR)

Northwestern Center for Water Research (NCWR)

Unites cross-disciplinary research to achieve solutions to water challenges
Affiliate of NAISE

NCWR WEBSITE
Northwestern-Fermilab Center for Applied Physics and Superconducting Technology

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

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

CAPST WEBSITE
Northwestern Initiative for Manufacturing Science and Innovation (NIMSI)

Northwestern Initiative for Manufacturing Science and Innovation (NIMSI)

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

NIMSI WEBSITE
Advanced Photon Source

Northwestern Synchrotron Research Center (NSRC)

The NSRC oversees access to and use of the University’s two beamlines at Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source for materials science and structural biology research
Affiliate of NAISE

NSRC WEBSITE
Northwestern University Atomic & Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center

Northwestern University Atomic & Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center (NUANCE)

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

NUANCE WEBSITE
NUCATS

Northwestern University Clinical & Translational Sciences (NUCATS)

Accelerates translational innovation by providing consultative resources and expertise

NUCATS WEBSITE
NTU-Northwestern Institute for Nanomedicine (NNIN)

NTU-Northwestern Institute for Nanomedicine (NNIN)

Develops medical applications of nanotechnology to benefit society
Affiliate of IIN

NNIN WEBSITE
Program of African Studies

Program of African Studies (PAS)

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

PAS WEBSITE
Proteomics Center of Excellence

Proteomics Center of Excellence (PCE)

Develops new proteomics technologies for translational and clinical research
Affiliate of CLP

PCE WEBSITE
Querrey Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics (QSIB)

Querrey Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics (QSIB)

Develops Bio-integrated electronic technologies that provide revolutionary capabilities for biomedical research and clinical healthcare

QSIB WEBSITE
Ronald & JoAnne Willens Center for Nano Oncology

Ronald & JoAnne Willens Center for Nano Oncology (WCNO)

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

WCNO WEBSITE
SIS

Science in Society (SIS)

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

SIS WEBSITE
Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology

Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology (SQI)

Promotes research convergence in basic science, engineering, and medicine to improve human health

SQI WEBSITE
Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental Resource

Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental Resource (SHYNE)

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

SHYNE WEBSITE
Spatial Intelligence & Learning Center

Spatial Intelligence & Learning Center (SILC)

Transforms spatial learning programs by uniting scientists and educators

SILC WEBSITE