Research Facilities & Services

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering faculty and students are involved in numerous cross-campus collaborations and work closely with industry partners, national labs, and other universities. More information about UIUC facilities is available from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.


Major Research Facilities 

Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

We have a strong presence in the Molecular Design and Engineering group at the Beckman Institute, an interdisciplinary research center. This research aims to design and engineer precision materials from molecular building blocks.

Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

The IGB is dedicated to transformative research and technology in life sciences. It is home to 11 research themes, including Biosystems Design and Regenerative Biology & Tissue Engineering.

Holonyak Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory

HMNTL is one of the country’s largest and most sophisticated university facilities for conducting photonics, microelectronics, biotechnology, and nanotechnology research.

Materials Research Laboratory

MRL is a U.S. Department of Energy facility on campus that fosters interdisciplinary research at the forefront of materials science.

National Center for Supercomputing Applications

NCSA is home to Blue Waters, one of the fastest supercomputers in the world that our faculty use for their modeling work.

Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center

With locations across campus, the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center provides genomic and proteomic research services to more than 270 Illinois research programs representing six college and campus units, as well as principal investigators from 69 other universities.


School of Chemical Sciences Facilities

As part of the School of Chemical Sciences, our department has access to a number of excellent facilities, shops, and services.

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Characterization facilities

High-throughput Screening Facility
Microanalysis Laboratory
Mass Spectrometry Laboratory
NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) Laboratory
X-Ray Diffraction Laboratory


Cell Media Facility
Computer Applications and Network Services and Computer Electronics Electrical Services
Graphic Services
SCS Human Resources
SCS Business Office


Glass Shop
Machine Shop



The University of Illinois boasts one of the largest public university libraries in the world, holding more than 13 million volumes and 24 million items and materials in all formats, languages, and subjects. Its online collection of books and articles is also vast.

The university is also home to one of the largest engineering libraries in the country, Grainger Engineering Library, and more than 20 area studies laboratories, including the remodeled Chemistry Library.