About

About

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)

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196%

increase in sponsored research funding

from $23.7 million in the 2017-18 school year, to $46.4 million in the 2018-19 school year.

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26.8%

of all campus patents

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

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48

campus departments

and 14 colleges are represented within Beckman when considering the home units of both student and 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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News

Improving the electrical and mechanical properties of carbon-nanotube-based fibers

The Lyding Group recently published a paper on how to improve the electrical and mechanical properties of carbon-nanotube-based fibers that are...

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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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Job opportunities at Beckman

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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