Collaborative Institutes

  • Joint Appointments

    UChicago’s intellectual climate and state-of-the-art laboratories draw scientific talent from around the world.

Collaborative research tackles some of the most challenging issues of our time. Joint initiatives leverage intellectual and technical resources at Argonne, Fermilab, and UChicago to develop science with meaningful applications—such as evaluating potential outcomes of drug therapy in individual cancer patients through the Cancer Genome Project. Researchers and scientists from the labs can partner with faculty through the University’s more than 140 institutes and centers.

The Institute for Molecular Engineering

Solving Issues at the Molecular Scale

In 2010, the University and Argonne launched the Institute for Molecular Engineering to address fundamental societal problems through advances in nanoscale manipulation and design at a molecular scale. Molecular engineering incorporates molecular building blocks into electronic, optical, mechanical, chemical, and biological components to build functional systems that will impact an array of technologies, from advanced medical therapies to quantum computing and energy.

The Computation Institute

Harnessing the World’s Most Powerful Computers

The Computation Institute was established in 2000 as a joint endeavor between the University and Argonne to advance science through innovative computational approaches across a range of disciplines. In its first 10 years, the institute received $123 million in external support to fund such pursuits as understanding the economic impact of green technology deployment and pioneering cloud computing.