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Centers and Institutes

These centers and institutes are affiliated with the Department of Chemistry.  


Center for Advanced Materials for Energy and the Environment (CAMEE) 

Director: Mercouri Kanatzidis 

Center Contact: 847-461-3947


Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging (CAMI)

Director: Thomas J. Meade

Center Contact: 847-467-3306 


Center for Catalysis and Surface Science (CCSS) 

Director: Kenneth Poeppelmeier

Center Contact: 847-467-1475


Center for Synthetic Biology (CSB) 

Director: Milan Mrksich 

Center Contact: 847-467-0710


Chemistry for Life Processes Institute (CLP)

Director: Thomas V. O'Halloran

Center Contact: 847-467-2303


Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery (CMIDD) 

Director: Karl Scheidt

Center Contact: 847-491-2629


International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN)

Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE) 

Center of Excellence for Advanced Bioprogrammable Nanomaterials (C-ABN) 

NTU-Northwestern Institute for Nanomedicine (NNIN) 

Director: Chad A. Mirkin

Center Contact: 847-491-5784

Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN) 

Center for Light Energy Activated Redox Processes (LEAP) 

Director: Michael R. Wasielewski

Center Contact: 847-467-1475


Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) 

Director: Mark Hersam

Center Contact: 847-491-3606


Proteomics Center of Excellence (PCE) 

Director: Neil Kelleher

Center Contact: 847-467-1076 (Evanston) / 312-503-4427 (Chicago) 


Simpson Querrey Institute for Bionanotechnology (SQI) 

Director: Samuel I. Stupp

Center Contact: 312-503-0807  


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