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The Beckman
Institute is a barrier-busting,
interdisciplinary
research facility
and community
of innovation.
The Beckman Institute is a barrier-busting, collaborative
research facility
and community of innovation.

We Break Barriers.

The Beckman Institute was created to support interdisciplinary research among University of Illinois faculty. We foster scientific advances that couldn’t be done in any other way.
Our founder, Arnold Beckman, was an inventor and philanthropist who knew firsthand the power of interdisciplinary work.
The Beckman Institute is a barrier-busting, collaborative
research facility
and community of innovation.

We Propel Science and Technology.

The Beckman Institute is a unique engine for research. We're making incredible advances while helping ordinary people.
Beckman researchers have developed a new polymer-curing process that could reduce the cost, time, and energy needed.
The Beckman Institute is a barrier-busting, collaborative
research facility
and community of innovation.

We Help You Connect.

We offer a café with drinks and daily specials, events from concerts to research lectures, and plenty of study and meeting spaces.
The Beckman Institute was built to help people connect. Learn more about exploring Beckman.

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Upcoming events

Ethics in professional settings

Contact name: Patty Jones
Contact email: pmjones5@illinois.edu

The Beckman Institute Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar Series is held most Wednesdays throughout the fall semester via Zoom. Tune in to learn from field experts about topics including ethics, authorship, and data management in the research environment.

Topic: Ethics in professional settings

Speaker: Benjamin King, National Center for Principled Leadership and Research Ethics

This meeting is free and open to the public. Register in advance on Zoom.

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Graduate Student Seminar: Dong, Paul, Bogdan

Contact name: Michael Jacobs
Contact email: mijacobs@illinois.edu

Three graduate students will present their research at the third Beckman Graduate Student Seminar of the fall 2021 semester: Zhijie Dong, electrical and computer engineering; Justine Paul, materials science and engineering; and Paul Bogdan, psychology.

The event takes place Wednesday, Nov. 3 at noon. Register to attend on Zoom.

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Beckman Director’s Seminar: Gabriele Gratton

Contact name: Darin Doty
Contact email: ddoty@illinois.edu
Contact phone: 217-244-6553

Gabriele Gratton, professor in the Department of Psychology, will speak at the Beckman Institute's virtual Director's Seminar at noon Thursday, Nov. 4. Gratton will be discussing "Diffuse optical imaging of the human brain." Register to attend on Zoom.

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Publication retractions

Contact name: Patty Jones
Contact email: pmjones5@illinois.edu

The Beckman Institute Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar Series is held most Wednesdays throughout the fall semester via Zoom. Tune in to learn from field experts about topics including ethics, authorship, and data management in the research environment.

Topic: Publication retractions

Speaker: Jodi Schneider, iSchool

This event is free and open to the public. Register in advance on Zoom.

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Misconduct policy

Contact name: Patty Jones
Contact email: pmjones5@illinois.edu

The Beckman Institute Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar Series is held most Wednesdays throughout the fall semester via Zoom. Tune in to learn from field experts about topics including ethics, authorship, and data management in the research environment.

Topic: Misconduct policy

Speaker: Christopher Lehmann, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation

This meeting is free and open to the public. Register in advance on Zoom.

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