Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology

Theme: Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures

The Beckman Institute is a multidisciplinary research institute devoted to basic research in the physical science, computation, engineering, biology, behavior, and cognition. Researchers in the Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures and others have access to a wide array of powerful research tools.

Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center

Theme: Nanobiotechnology

Thrusts include Investigation of biological diagnostic technologies at cellular and molecular level. The major research facilities at the Biotechnology Center are the W.M. Keck Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics, Flow Cytometry Facility, Immunological Resources Center, Protein Sciences Facility, and Transgenic Animal Facility.

Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL)

Theme: Nanoscale Information Technology

Thrusts include underlying telecommunications and network infrastructure (devices/circuits, algorithms, networks & systems) that powers IT applications from e-commerce to bio-informatics.

Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory (FS-MRL)

Theme: Nanoscale Systems: surfaces, interfaces, and structures

Thrusts include surface, interface and thin-film science, nanoscale synthesis and mesoscale engineering, complex materials systems, driven materials, and solid/liquid interface science.

Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB)

Theme: Bionanotechnology

Thrusts include: Systems Biology, Cellular and Metabolic Engineering and Genome Technology.

Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MNTL)

Theme: Nanoscale Materials and Structures

Thrusts include synthesis and processing of materials, applications to the realization of micro- and nano-electronic devices, optoelectronic devices, biomolecular electronics, and micro/nano-electromechanical systems.

National Center for Design of Biomimetic Nanoconductors- NIH-funded Center

Theme: Design of Biomimetic Nanoconductors

Thrusts include understanding how biomimetic nanoscale design can be utilized in devices to achieve the functions that membrane transport accomplished in biological systems: a) Electrical and electrochemical signaling, b) generation of osmotic pressures and flows, c) generation of electrical power, and d) energy transduction.

National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NSCA), and Institute for Advanced Computing Applications and Technologies (IACAT)

Theme: Computational Nanotechnology

Thrusts include: Modeling and simulation spanning length and time scales integrating nanoscale elements of biology, chemistry, physics, and material science, and experiment validation.