Overview of Beckman Institute Research
More than 1,500 researchers from more than 40 different University of Illinois departments as diverse as psychology, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and biochemistry work within and across four research themes at the Beckman Institute.
Research Organized by Themes
The IntIm research theme is dedicated to bringing together ideas, modalities, and people in imaging to foster the interdisciplinary discovery of fundamental principles in imaging science, new enabling technologies for the next generation of imaging instruments, and novel techniques for basic and translational research.Learn more about IntIm →
Intelligent Systems seeks to understand intelligent behavior in biological and artificial systems and their networked interactions, including the nature of plasticity and adaptation in these systems, and to use that understanding to advance science and technology, to promote the health and well-being of individuals and communities, and to benefit society.
Molecular & Electronic Nanostructures
The general goal of the Molecular & Electronic Nanostructures (M&ENS) research theme is to develop a fundamental understanding of chemical and physical processes involving structures on the nanometer scale.Learn more about M&ENS →
Biomedical Imaging Center
BIC is home to a wide variety of research programs, providing facilities, equipment, and training for research on nuclear magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy. A recent initiative of the Center is the integration of magnetic resonance methods with simultaneous optical imaging. It became a unit of the Beckman Institute in the summer of 2002, fostering access to a wide variety of resources.Learn more about BIC →
Illinois Simulator Laboratory
ISL is a Beckman Institute facility for advancing scientific understanding of human-computer interactions. As an Institute-wide facility, the ISL uses its expertise in the integration of advanced visualization, sonification, and interface technologies to enable researchers to conduct experiments in human multi-modal perception and cognition, cognitive and motor development, and multi-dimensional dataset visualization.Learn more about ISL →
Imaging Technology Group
ITG provides state-of-the-art facilities in the Microscopy Suite and the Visualization Laboratory, serving over 400 researchers from the Beckman Institute and nearly every department on campus. A secondary focus of the group is to develop advanced imaging technologies, with an emphasis on projects in remote instrument control and scientific visualization.Learn more about ITG →