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The members of our department have a wide variety of excellent facilities at their disposal.
Cell Media Facility
Provides the materials required to grow and work with bacteria, yeast, insect cells, and animal cells.
Computer Applications and Network Services (CANS)
Provides assistance with all network issues and advanced software packages.
Computer Electronics Electrical Services (CEES)
Provides assembly, repair, and maintenance of computers and other electronic equipment.
Provides a range of conventional photographic, electronic imaging, technical drawing, and graphic design services.
Provides glassware repairs, and design and fabrication of customized glass equipment.
High-throughput Screening Facility
Provides tools and expert assistance for developing and performing high-throughput screens of chemical libraries.
Provides design and machining of customized equipment, especially ultra-high vacuum, high pressure, optical and mechanical equipment.
Mass Spectrometry Laboratory
Provides varied services with capabilities in all modern methods of organic and biological mass spectrometry
Provides elemental analysis (CHN, ICP, titration) and thermal analysis (TGA, DSC).
The finest academic laboratory in the country in terms of the availability and types of services offered.
X-Ray Diffraction Laboratory
A valuable asset for single crystal and material analysis.
We also have an newly remodeled and excellent School of Chemical Sciences Library for all our needs regarding books, journals and papers.
The SCS Academic Advising Office and the Career Consulting and Placement Services Office assists our undergraduate and graduate students with the next steps in their career upon graduation.
Some of the greatest assets to researchers at Illinois are the extensive research facilities. This set of research facilities has no equal in the United States, and many of them bring together faculty from different departments to foster interdisciplinary research.
Many of our faculty participate in these centers, including:
Participating faculty: Kenis, Leckband, Rao
The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology is an interdisciplinary research institute devoted to leading-edge research in the physical sciences, computation, engineering, biology, behavior, cognition, and neuroscience. The Institute's mission is to foster interdisciplinary work of the highest quality, transcending limitations inherent in traditional university organizations and structures. Research is focused around biological intelligence, human-computer intelligent interaction and molecular and electronic nanostructures.
The Roy G. Carver Biotechnology Center is an interdisciplinary program that includes 127 faculty members from the colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences; Veterinary Medicine; Engineering; Medicine; and Applied Life Studies; and the Beckman Institute. Its primary mission is to augment research in biotechnology at the University of Illinois. The center provides genomic and proteomic research services to more than 221 principal investigators on campus representing six colleges and 38 departments as well as numerous off-campus projects.
Participating faculty: Harley, Kenis, Kong, Leckband, Rao, Zhao
The mission of the Institute for Genomic Biology is to advance life sciences research and stimulate bio-economic development in the state of Illinois. The Institute houses three cross-cutting program areas: systems biology, cellular and metabolic engineering and genome technology. Significant problems facing humanity will be addressed, such as stabilizing the biosphere, managing new and emerging pests and pathogens, and maintaining an abundant and healthy food supply.
Participating faculty: Harley, Kenis, Leckband, Lewis, Kong, Kraft, Masel
The Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research facility in Engineering at Illinois that houses advanced equipment to support research in photonics, microelectronics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology. The research activities that are facilitated by the laboratory can be divided into four areas: optoelectronics and photonic systems, microelectronics for wireless communications, microelectromechanical systems, and nanobiosystems.
Participating faculty: Alkire, Hanratty, Higdon
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications provides powerful computers and expert support that help thousands of scientists and engineers across the country improve our world. Researchers simulate how galaxies collide, how proteins fold and how molecules move through the wall of a cell, how tornadoes and hurricanes form, and other complex natural and engineered phenomena. NCSA is at the forefront of supercomputing technology and applies the power of supercomputers, high-speed networking, and virtual reality to the needs of society.
Participating faculty: Alkire, Granick, Kenis, Lewis, Masel, Seebauer, Zukoski
The Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory fosters interdisciplinary research at the forefront of materials science. It brings together world-class faculty and students in condensed matter physics, materials chemistry, and materials science in a highly collaborative research environment. The facility is a U.S. Department of Energy national facility.