UW-Madison Research Facilities

UW-Madison research centers provide state-of-the-art instrumentation, support facilities, and expert technical assistance for research, education, and industry.

UW-Madison research centers provide state-of-the-art instrumentation, support facilities, and expert technical assistance for research, education, and industry.

UW–Madison ranks as one of the most prolific research universities in the world. Driven by a desire to both explore new worlds and to apply new ideas to real-world problems. Research is driven by faculty, staff and both undergraduate and graduate students. Campus-wide facilities include computing centers, heavy ion and electron accelerators, and a nuclear reactor with facilities for neutron diffraction.

Our highly-specialized centers include:

Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology

Imaging Microscopy Center

Laboratory for Optical and Computational Instrumentation (LOCI)

Laser-Assisted Multi-Scale Manufacturing Lab

Materials Science Center

Modified Asphalt Research Center

MRSEC Education Group

Nanoscale Research and Engineering Center

National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison (NMR Facility)

Polymer Engineering Center

Soft Materials Laboratory

Wisconsin Center for Applied Microelectronics

Wisconsin Energy Institute

Wisconsin Plasma Processing and Technology Research Consortium

Wisconsin Structures & Materials Testing Laboratory (WSMTL)

Wisconsin Security Research Consortium

Wisconsin Wireless and Sensor Networks (WiSeNet) Consortium

W.M. Keck Laboratory for Biological Imaging