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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

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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
Affiliate of SQI

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Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics

Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics (CBIE)

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

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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

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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

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Center for Developmental Therapeutics

Center for Developmental Therapeutics (CDT)

Accelerates translation of new drugs from lab bench to society
Affiliate of CLP

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Center for Hierarchical Materials Design

Center for Hierarchical Materials Design (CHIMAD)

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

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Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration & Research in Astrophysics

Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration & Research in Astrophysics (CIERA)

Advances interdisciplinary astrophysics research and education

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Center for Light Energy Activated Processes (LEAP)

Center for Light Energy Activated Processes (LEAP)

Develops scientific understanding needed to use efficient, light-driven, multi-electron redox processes
Affiliate of ISEN

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Center for Regenerative Nanomedicine

Center for Regenerative Nanomedicine (CRN)

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

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Center for Molecular Innovation & Drug Discovery

Center for Molecular Innovation & Drug Discovery (CMIDD)

Advances collaborative research to develop promising therapeutic innovations
Affiliate of CLP

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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

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Center for Sleep & Circadian Biology

Center for Sleep & Circadian Biology (CSCB)

Advances basic and translational research on sleep and circadian rhythms

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Center for Synthetic Biology

Center for Synthetic Biology (CSB)

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

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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

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Chemistry of Life Processes Institute

Chemistry of Life Processes Institute (CLP)

Catalyzes interdisciplinary research on complex questions underlying health and disease

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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COFI

Institute of Fundamental & Interdisciplinary Physics of the Americas (COFI)

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

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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.

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IPR

Institute for Policy Research (IPR)

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

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Institute for Sexual & Gender Minority Health & Wellbeing

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

Conducts research to improve the health of SGM communities

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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

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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

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International Institute for Nanotechnology

International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN)

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

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Life Sciences Collaborative Access Team

Life Sciences Collaborative Access Team (LS-CAT)

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

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Materials Research Center

Materials Research Center

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

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MRSEC

Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)

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

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Northwestern - Argonne Institute of Science & Engineering (NAISE)

Northwestern - Argonne Institute of Science & Engineering (NAISE)

Fosters research collaborations in energy, biological systems and national security

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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NUCATS

Northwestern University Clinical & Translational Sciences (NUCATS)

Accelerates translational innovation by providing consultative resources and expertise

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NTU-Northwestern Institute for Nanomedicine (NNIN)

NTU-Northwestern Institute for Nanomedicine (NNIN)

Develops medical applications of nanotechnology to benefit society
Affiliate of IIN

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Program of African Studies

Program of African Studies (PAS)

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

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Proteomics Center of Excellence

Proteomics Center of Excellence (PCE)

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

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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

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SIS

Science in Society (SIS)

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

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Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology

Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology (SQI)

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

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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 IIN

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Spatial Intelligence & Learning Center

Spatial Intelligence & Learning Center (SILC)

Transforms spatial learning programs by uniting scientists and educators

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