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Affiliated Research Centers

Two national research centers and eighteen Cornell University research centers report to the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. View the campus-wide list of multidisciplinary research centers [here].

Center for Applied Mathematics (CAM)
The Center for Applied Mathematics offers an interdisciplinary program exploring the areas of mathematical biology, nonlinear dynamics, network theory, mathematical finance, mathematical physics, and game theory.
Center on the Microenvironment and Metastasis (CMM)
The Center on the Microenvironment and Metastasis is a Physical Sciences Oncology Center (PS-OC) supported by the National Cancer Institute.
Center for Radiophysics and Space Research (CRSR)
The Center for Radiophysics and Space Research fosters interdisciplinary research in the areas of infrared astronomy, theoretical astrophysics, radio and radar astronomy, and planetary science.
Center for Vertebrate Genomics (CVG)
The Center for Vertebrate Genomics fosters academic and research interactions in vertebrate genetics and functional genomics at Cornell.
Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (CAC)
The Cornell Center for Advanced Computing is a leader in high-performance computing system, application, and data solutions that enable research success.
Cornell Center for Comparative and Population Genomics (3CPG)
The Cornell Center for Comparative and Population Genomics is an interdisciplinary center established to foster research, education, and outreach in comparative and population genomics at Cornell.
Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR)
The Cornell Center for Materials Research conducts fundamental experimental and theoretical studies of the assembly and processing of nanomaterials and of their resulting behavior.
Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS)
The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source provides users with state-of-the-art synchrotron radiation facilities for research in physics, chemistry, biology, and environmental and materials sciences. [national center]
Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER)
The mission of the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research is to anticipate and support the evolving computational and data needs of Cornell social scientists and economists throughout the entire research process.
Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE)
To develop and operate facilities and provide infrastructure for the study of beams and accelerators, photon science, particle physics and the early universe, serving students, the public and scientists from Cornell and elsewhere.
Cornell NanoScale Facility (CNF)
The Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility is a national user facility that supports a broad range of nanoscale science and technology projects in physical sciences, engineering, and life sciences. [national center]
David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF)
The David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future advances multidisciplinary research and cultivates innovative collaborations in the areas of the environment, energy, and economic development.
Energy Materials Center at Cornell (EMC2)
The Energy Materials Center at Cornell seeks to understand how the nature, structure, and dynamics of nanostructured interfaces affect energy generation, conversion, and storage with emphasis on fuel cells and batteries.
Institute of Biotechnology (Biotech)
The Biotech Institute promotes research, education and technology transfer for applications of biotechnology for the benefit of the environment, agriculture, engineering, and veterinary and human medicine.
KAUST-Cornell Center for Energy and Sustainability (KAUST-CU)
The KAUST-Cornell Center for Energy and Sustainability investigates organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials for applications in water desalination, carbon capture and sequestration, oil and gas production, and solar energy.
Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science (KIC)
The Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science is focused on the development and utilization of next-generation tools for exploring the nanoscale world. KIC funds small, innovative teams of researchers.
Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics (LASSP)
The Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics is a center for research in the areas of theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics, biophysics, and optics.
Laboratory of Elementary-Particle Physics (LEPP)
The Laboratory for Elementary-Particle Physics studies nature's fundamental particles and the laws that govern them. LEPP develops the technology behind accelerators, which explore nature at the scale of atoms and molecules. [national center]
Nanobiotechnology Center (NBTC)
The Nanobiotechnology Center fosters collaborations in four research areas: biomolecular devices and analysis, cellular microdynamics, cell-surface interactions, and nanoscale cell biology.
Survey Research Institute at Cornell University (SRI)
The Survey Research Institute has been providing survey research, data collection, and analysis services since 1996 to a wide-range of academic, non-profit, governmental, and corporate clientele.
Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology (WICMB)
The Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology is an interdisciplinary research institute focusing on cell signaling and molecular dynamics.

Contact

Office of the Vice Provost
for Research
222 Day Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-7200
Email: vp_research@cornell.edu