The Beckman Institute brings researchers from many disciplines together to collaborate. The result: scientific advances that couldn’t occur any other way.

From our founder

"Always strive for excellence—there’s no substitute for it."

- Arnold 0. Beckman

Arnold Beckman looks out a north window at University Avenue in Urbana during the construction of the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)




were authored by full- and part-time faculty members during calendar year 2021.



of all U of I patents

were issued through Beckman-supported research over the last 10 years.



home departments

and 11 colleges and schools are represented by Beckman faculty researchers.

Mission and core values

The Beckman Institute uses its mission statement and core values as a foundation for making decisions.

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Browse our history

The Beckman Institute was the first interdisciplinary research institute on the University of Illinois campus; and a model across the world for creating collaboration. Read more about Beckman's creation and the accomplishments it has since fostered.

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The Beckman Institute is a fast-paced yet inclusive environment. We're looking for creative thinkers who are excited about supporting cutting-edge research that transcends the boundaries of traditional disciplines.

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