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
Materials Research Laboratory MRL mrl@illinois.edu 217-244-2461 Website
Microbial Systems Initiative MSI meberg@illinois.edu 217-333-9021 Website
Midwest Cancer Nanotechnology Training Center M-CNTC dorothyh@illinois.edu 217-244-7092 Website
National Center for Professional and Research Ethics NCPRE ethicsctr@illinois.edu 217-333-1416 Website
National Center for Supercomputing Applications NCSA help@ncsa.illinois.edu 217-244-0710 Website
National Soybean Research Laboratory NSRL cggunder@Illinois.edu 217-333-2857 Website
Neuroproteomics and Neurometabolomics Center on Cell–Cell Signaling jsweedle@illinois.edu 217-244-7359 Website
Office of Community College Research and Leadership OCCRL occrl@illinois.edu 217-244-9390 Website
Parallel Computing Institute PCI lukeo@illinois.edu 217-244-8422 Website
Prairie Research Institute PRI info@prairie.illinois.edu 217-333-5111 Website
Program in Arms Control and Domestic and International Security ACDIS acdis@illinois.edu 217-333-7086 Website
Rail Transportation and Engineering Center RailTEC RailTEC-Central@illinois.edu 217-300-1340 Website
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center REEEC reec@illinois.edu 217-333-1244 Website
Smart Energy Design Assistance Center SEDAC sedac-info@illinois.edu 800-214-7954 Website
Systems on Nanoscale Information fabriCs SONIC info@sonic-center.org 217-300-3156 Website
Technology Entrepreneur Center TEC tec@illinois.edu 217-244-3124 Website
The Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies lemann@illinois.edu 217-333-3182 Website
The Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory skoshy@illinois.edu 217-333-2581 Website
Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group TCBG dhfackler@ks.uiuc.edu 217-300-8022 Website
Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program WGGP 217-333-1994 Website
Zoological Pathology Program ZPP zpplaboratory@vetmed.illinois.edu 312-585-9050 Website