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 Kristin Tennant.

Research Unit Name Abbv Email Phone Unit URL
Institute of Government and Public Affairs IGPA 217-333-3340 Website
Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory IBRL 217-333-3570 Website
Intellectual DisAbilities Communication Lab IDCL 217-265-6058 Website
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute IHSI 217-244-8480 Website
International Institute for Carbon–Neutral Energy Research Website
Jump Simulation Center Website
Laboratory for Emotion & Stress Assessment LESA (217) 244-9363 Website
Laboratory for Optical Physics and Engineering LOPE 217-333-2483 Website
Liberation Lab Website
Maize Genetics Cooperation Stock Center 217-333-6631 Website
Materials Research Laboratory MRL 217-244-2461 Website
Meadan Family Lab (217) 333-0960 Website
Microbial Systems Initiative MSI 217-333-9021 Website
Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub MBDH Website
Midwest Cancer Nanotechnology Training Center M-CNTC 217-244-7092 Website
Midwest Center of Excellence Vector-Borne Disease MCE-VBD 608-265-4741 Website
Midwestern Hydrogen Partnership Website
Mobility and Fall Prevention Research Laboratory MFPRL 217-300-3080 Website
Molecular Muscle Physiology Laboratory 217-244-1459 Website
Molecule Maker Lab Institute MMLI Website
Morrow Plots Website
nanoMFG Website
National Center for Principled Leadership & Research Ethics NCPRE 217-333-1416 Website
National Center for Supercomputing Applications NCSA 217-244-0710 Website
Neuroproteomics and Neurometabolomics Center on Cell–Cell Signaling 217-244-7359 Website
New Frontiers Initiative NFI 217-333-1163 Website
Northwestern Illinois Agricultural R&D Center NWIARDC 309-734-1098 Website
Office of Community College Research and Leadership OCCRL 217-244-9390 Website
Orr Center Website
Parallel Computing Institute PCI 217-244-8422 Website