Research at the Beckman Institute is categorized into three broad themes to provide faculty with a loose organizational framework. The Beckman Institute’s interdisciplinary approach allows areas of study to overlap within and across these research themes. The themes are Integrative Imaging, Intelligent Systems, and Molecular Science and Engineering.
The Integrative Imaging 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. The Integrative Imaging research theme includes an interdisciplinary group of faculty
conducting research in imaging science, technology, and application.
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The mission of Intelligent Systems is to understand intelligent behavior in biological and artificial systems and their networked interactions, including the nature of plasticity and adaptation in these systems. To use that understanding to advance science and technology, to promote the health and well-being of individuals and communities, and to benefit society
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Molecular Science and Engineering
The general goal of the Molecular Science and Engineering research theme
is to develop a fundamental understanding of chemical and physical processes involving
structures on the nanometer scale. Biomolecules, mesoscopic semiconductor-based
systems, and macromolecular assemblies are studied with emphasis on future electronic
or optoelectronic applications.
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