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Research Centers, Institutes, and Facilities

The Office for Research oversees and supports 58 university-wide core facilities on its Evanston and Chicago campuses. Core facilities provide research equipment, products, services and technical support for faculty, students, post-docs and staff. These facilities enable the sharing of University resources that individual researchers would not otherwise be able to afford. Most core facilities are recharge centers that operate as fee-for-service facilities. Please contact the core Director or Manager or visit the core website to determine the availability and fee structure. Researchers outside of Northwestern University can inquire about the availability of instruments, services, and core facilities at the VPR’s Core Facility Website.

Chemistry-affiliated Research Centers

Center for Advanced Materials for Energy and the Environment (CAMEE) Director: Mercouri Kanatzidis

Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging (CAMI)Director: Thomas J. Meade

Center for Catalysis and Surface Science (CCSS) 

Center for Synthetic Biology (CSB) 
Director: Milan Mrksich 

Chemistry for Life Processes Institute (CLP)
Director: Neil Kelleher

International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN)
Director: Chad A. Mirkin

Paula M. Trienens Institute for Sustainability and Energy
Director: Michael R. Wasielewski

Center for Molecular Quantum Transduction (CMQT)
Director: Michael R. Wasielewski

Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) 
Director: Mark Hersam

Proteomics Center of Excellence (PCE) 
Director: Neil Kelleher

Simpson Querrey Institute for Bionanotechnology (SQI) 
Director: Samuel I. Stupp

Quantitative Bioelemental Imaging Center (QBIC)

IMSERC (Integrated Molecular Structure Education and Research Center)

Keck Biophysics Facility

Research Shop

Northwestern University Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center