Research Centers, Institutes, and Programs

UIUC's vibrant research community is home to a number of research centers, institutes, programs, and initiatives. Our researchers translate insights on problems such as global sustainability, feeding the world, and fighting poverty and disease into innovative products and technologies, policy recommendations with impact, and advances in education and community engagement. The list below is not exhaustive—please send updates to Tyler Wolpert.

Research Unit Name Abbv Email Phone Unit URL
The Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory skoshy@illinois.edu 217-333-2581 Website
Center for African Studies african@illinois.edu 217-333-6335 Website
International Institute for Carbon–Neutral Energy Research Website
The Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies lemann@illinois.edu 217-333-3182 Website
Cline Center for Advanced Social Research cline-center@illinois.edu 217-265-7845 Website
Neuroproteomics and Neurometabolomics Center on Cell–Cell Signaling jsweedle@illinois.edu 217-244-7359 Website
Program in Arms Control and Domestic and International Security ACDIS acdis@illinois.edu 217-333-7086 Website
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center ACRC ljubicam@illinois.edu 217-300-6393 Website
ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss ADMI postharvestinstitute@illinois.edu 217-333-5115 Website
Advanced Digital Sciences Center ADSC +65 6591 9090 Website
Applied Research Institute ARI appliedresearch@illinois.edu 217-300-3162 Website
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology Beckman communications@beckman.illinois.edu 217-244-1176 Website
Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory BIL Website
C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute C3.ai DTI Website
Center for Advanced Study CAS CAS@illinois.edu 217-333-6729 Website
Center for Children's Books CCB ccb-asst@illinois.edu 217-244-9331 Website
Cancer Center at Illinois CCIL cancercenter@illinois.edu 217-300-6100 Website
Child Development Laboratory CDL hcd-cdlprog@mx.uillinois.edu 217-333-2550 Website
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies CEAPS ceaps@illinois.edu 217-333-7273 Website
Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics CEME machines@ece.illinois.edu 217-265-5128 Website
Center for Education in Small Urban Communities CESUC vhperez@illinois.edu 217-300-5012 Website
Children and Family Research Center CFRC danzap@illinois.edu 217-333-5837 Website
Center for Global Studies CGS global-studies@illinois.edu 217-265-5186 Website
Center on Health, Aging, and Disability CHAD chad@ahs.illinois.edu 217-333-4965 Website
Center for Innovative Instrumentation Technology CIIT bcunning@illinois.edu 217-265-6291 Website
Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship CIRSS cirss@illinois.edu 217-333-1980 Website
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies CLACS clacs@illinois.edu 217-333-3182 Website
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology CNST nanotechnology@illinois.edu 217-244-1353 Website
Center for the Physics of the Living Cell CPLC 217-333-3761 Website
Center for Plasma–Material Interactions CPMI druzic@illinois.edu 217-333-0332 Website