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									March 2005
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                Bureau of Economic and Business Research

        The Bureau of Economic and Business Research is a part of the
        College of Commerce and Business Administration and the State of
        Illinois. The Bureau’s chief activities include; applied research,
        economic forecasting, database management, and the dissemination
        of research findings and outreach programs focusing on the U.S. and
        State economies. BEBR affiliates contribute toward: graduate
        fellowships, research, data and equipment purchases, conferences,
        seminars and publications. The mission statement of the Bureau is to
        foster research by College of Business faculty and graduate students
        and to disseminate research results to a national and international
        audience.


        Research-Related Services to the Faculty:

           •   Support of summer research assistants
           •   Support of summer research
           •   Working papers and reprints
           •   Reprints
           •   Data
           •   Grants services
           •   Identifying funding sources
           •   Grantsmanship



                                           Contact Information
                                       Greg R. Oldham, Director
                                           College of Business
                         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MC 706
                                             430 Wohlers Hall
                                           1206 South Sixth St.
                                          Champaign, IL 61820
                                         Phone: (217) 333-2330
                                           Fax: (217) 333-7410
                                     Email: g-oldham@uiuc.edu
                          Website: http://www.business.uiuc.edu/research



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                           Bureau of Educational Research

        The Bureau of Educational Research is a part of the College of
        Education. The mission of the Bureau is to enrich the research
        culture by supporting interdepartmental or interdisciplinary
        collaboration; nurturing faculty research and providing grant writing
        and liaisons with funding agencies. The Bureau provides a database
        with sites and resources that are relevant to educational research.
        Over fifty externally supported research projects are currently active
        or have been completed within the last twelve months.




                                           Contact Information
                                     Lizanne DeStafano, Director
                                   Bureau of Educational Research
                                       236 College of Education
                         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MC 708
                                           1310 South Sixth St.
                                          Champaign, IL 61820
                                         Phone: (217) 333-3023
                                           Fax: (217) 244-0538
                                        Email: ber@ed.uiuc.edu
                                Website: http://www.ed.uiuc.edu/ber




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                   Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center

        Established in 1988 by the National Science Foundation the ACRC
        has been a contributing research factor in the field of mechanical
        engineering. The mission of the ACRC is to contribute technology
        toward the development of energy efficient equipment that uses
        ozone-safe refrigerants. The Center also provides a forum for
        manufacturers to coordinate research and share results before the
        competitive stage. With a staff comprised of approximately 30 faculty
        members and 40 graduate students, the ACRC advances research in
        acoustics, dynamics, control systems, design, materials and thermal
        sciences.    The ACRC receives $40,000 per sponsor per year in
        research support from 30 annual donating sponsors.


        Equipment and Facilities:                Research Programs:
          • Thermo-physical property test          • Properties: Viscosities, vapor
             chamber                                  pressures, and densities of
          • Condensation and                          refrigerant-lubricant mixtures
             evaporation loops                        and refrigerant blends.
          • Falling-film wind tunnel               • Processes: Local heat
          • Evaporator and condenser                  transfer and pressure drop,
             wind tunnels                             frosting, controls, tribology,
          • Air-side wind tunnel                      and oil circulation.
          • Orifice and capillary tube             • Components: Evaporators,
             facilities                               condensers, capillary tubes,
          • Environmental chambers                    orifice tubes, suction-line heat
          • Mobile and stationary air                 exchangers, insulation, and
             conditioning test facilities             flexible refrigerant tubing

                                    Contact Information
                     Predrag S. Hrnjak, Anthony M. Jacobi, Co-Directors
                          Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center
                         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                 Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, MC 244
                                  1206 West Green Street
                                       Urbana, Il 61801
                                   Phone: (217) 333-3115
                                     Fax: (217) 333-1942
                                    Email: acrc@uiuc.edu
                               Website: http://acrc.mie.uiuc.edu

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               Biomedical Imaging Center, Beckman Institute

        The Beckman Institute's Biomedical Imaging Center (BIC) is home to
        a wide variety of research programs, providing facilities, equipment,
        and training for research on nuclear magnetic resonance imaging and
        spectroscopy. The Center’s goal is to conduct research and develop
        MRI technology that addresses questions ranging from the single cell
        to the complex inter-dependent systems underlying cognitive
        function. BIC is committed to the development of techniques which
        integrate magnetic resonance methods with other imaging
        techniques, including optical imaging, eye-tracking, EEG and MEG.
        Twenty-seven professors and more than 100 graduate students from
        16 different departments are currently working on more than 25
        different imaging projects.


        Equipment and Facilities:
          • Varian/Spectroscopy Imaging Systems Corporation (SISCO) bore Imaging
             Spectrometer 4.7T, 33cm-
          • 3T Siemens Magnetom Allegra Head Scanner
          • 600 MHz, 9cm-bore Varian MR System
          • 512 Channel Bi-Wavelength Near-Infrared Imager to Equipment Section
          • Computer Laboratory
          • Electronic and Mechanical Shops
          • Reference Library



                                           Contact Information
                            Art Kramer and Andrew Webb, Co-Directors
                                      Biomedical Imaging Center
                         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MC 008
                                          2100 S. Goodwin Ave
                                             Urbana, Il 61801
                                         Phone: (217) 244-0600
                                           Fax: (217) 244-1330
                                    Email: bic@beckman.uiuc.edu
                                Website: http://bic.beckman.uiuc.edu




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                                  Biotechnology Center

        The Biotechnology Center was established in 1984. The Center
        received a state appropriation in 1985 that set up a permanent
        organizational structure.        The Biotechnology Center is an
        interdisciplinary program including 127 faculty from the Colleges of
        Agricultural, Applied Life Studies, Consumer and Environmental
        Sciences, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Medicine,
        Veterinary Medicine, and the Beckman Institute. The mission of the
        Center is to provide state-of-the-art research services to University of
        Illinois faculty and to facilitate interdisciplinary research, promote
        educational training and career opportunities for undergraduates,
        graduate students, and postdoctoral f`ellows, to create corporate
        partnerships in research and conduct outreach activities for K-12, the
        public and corporate clients.


        Facilities:

           •   W.M. Keck Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics
           •   Flow Cytometry Facility
           •   Immunological Resources Center
           •   Protein Sciences Facility
           •   Biotechnology Placement Office




                                           Contact Information
                                     Jonathon Sweedler, Director
                         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MC 190
                                             103 Observatory
                                           901 S. Mathews Ave.
                                             Urbana, IL 61801
                                         Phone: (217) 333-1695
                                           Fax: (217) 244-0466
                                    Email: lipking@staff.uiuc.edu
                                Website: http://www.biotech.uiuc.edu




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                          Center of Advanced Materials for
                         Purification of Water with Systems

        The Center of Advanced Materials for Purification of Water with
        Systems is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology
        Center that works with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
        Stanford University, and Clark Atlanta University. The mission of the
        CAMPWS is to develop materials and systems to purify the earth’s
        waters for drinking, agricultural, industrial, and ecological purposes.
        The vision of the Center is to focus on the basic science of water to
        develop and employ advanced materials and systems to address
        threats to our water supply. The vision also includes educating and
        transferring the knowledge gained from our research to the public,
        practitioners, and researchers who will implement these materials
        and systems.


        Research Areas:

               •   Membrane Science Processes
               •   Adsorption Science and Processes
               •   Chemical Oxidation-Reduction Science and Processes
               •   Biochemical Process
               •   Active Aqueous Transport Processes



                                      Contact Information
                                Mark Shannon, Interim Director
               Center of Advanced Materials for Purification of Water with Systems
                           University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                              3236 Digital Computer Lab, MC 250
                                     205 N. Matthews Ave.
                                        Urbana, IL 61801
                                     Phone: (217) 244-1545
                                      Fax: (217) 333-4158
                                     Email: mas1@uiuc.edu
                             Website: http://watercampws.uiuc.edu




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          Center for Advanced Research in Information Security

        The Center for Advanced Research in Information Security was
        established in November 2001 jointly with Argus Systems Group Inc.
        CARIS is designated by the U.S. National Security Agency as a
        Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance. CARIS
        focuses on increasing University and community awareness of
        information security issues, and strives to influence appropriate and
        effective policy in the area of information assurance. CARIS’s mission
        is committed to community awareness and effective policy and to
        promote and conduct research and development, promote quality
        multidisciplinary education in the areas of infrastructure and
        information system security. The key to success for CARIS is the
        ability to form strong partnerships among industry, multiple disciplines
        within the University, and other governmental institutions.


        Research Directions:

           •   Computer system security, especially operating system security
           •   Modeling and evaluation of security technologies
           •   Business models associated with security technology deployment
           •   Legal issues and best practices
           •   Privacy and open system security
           •   Wireless communication and smart card technologies
           •   Mobile devices and security



                                     Contact Information
                                    Roy Campbell, Director
                     Center for Advanced Research in Information Security
                          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                              3315 Digital Computer Lab, MC 258
                                   1304 W. Springfield Ave.
                                       Urbana, IL 61801
                                    Phone: (217) 265-5225
                                     Fax: (217) 244-6869
                                  Email: info@caris.uiuc.edu
                               Website: http://www.caris.uiuc.edu


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             Center for Biophysics and Computational Biology

        The Center for Biophysics and Computational Biology is comprised of
        nearly 40 faculty who share a common interest in using physical
        theory and computational techniques to understand biological
        systems. The mission of the Center is to train students who can
        provide a dynamic interaction between theory and experiment that
        will elucidate the physical basis of biological phenomena. The Center
        is interdisciplinary, consisting of faculty in the departments in Physics,
        Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Computer
        Engineering, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Biochemistry, Cell
        and Structural Biology, Plant Biology and Microbiology, and the
        College of Medicine.


        Research Facilities:
          • Beckman Institute
          • Molecular Biophysics Group
          • Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Imaging
          • Biotechnology Center
          • Chemistry Molecular Spectroscopy Laboratory
          • Illinois EPR Research Center
          • Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics
          • National Center for Supercomputing Applications
          • NCSA Computational Biology Group
          • NIH Computational Biology Resource
          • Chemistry Mass Spectroscopy


                                       Contact Information
                                     Martin Gruebele, Director
                         Center for Biophysics and Computational Biology
                           University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                   156 Davenport Hall, MC 147
                                       607 S. Mathews Ave.
                                         Urbana, IL 61801
                                      Phone: (217) 333-1630
                                       Fax: (217) 244-6615
                                 Email: biophysics@life.uiuc.edu
                           Website: http://www.life.uiuc.edu/biophysics


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                    Center for Cement Composite Materials

        The Center for Cement Composite Materials is an interdisciplinary
        research program initially funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific
        Research as a part of the Department Of Defense-University
        Research Initiative Program. The Center is also a major partner in the
        Center for the Science and Technology of Advanced Cement-Based
        Materials funded by the National Science Foundation through the
        Technological Institute of Northwestern University. The Center is
        dedicated to exploring the potential for developing new high-
        performance materials based on cementitious reactions.




        Research projects:

           •   Evaluation of microstructure-property relationships of very low porosity
               cement matrices
           •   Cement-polymer composites
           •   Fiber-reinforced cements
           •   New cement chemistries
           •   Modification of properties by using special filler materials and novel
               processing techniques




                                           Contact Information
                                           L.J. Struble, Director
                              Center for Cement Composite Materials
                         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MC 250
                            2129 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory
                                           205 North Matthews
                                             Urbana, IL 61801
                                         Phone: (217) 333-6900
                                           Fax: (217) 265-8040
                                      Email: mlkrause@uiuc.edu
                         Website: http://www.mse.uiuc.edu/info/cement.html


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                     Center for Complex Systems Research

        Founded in 1986, the Center for Complex Systems Research is
        supported through a National Science Foundation grant. The Center
        studies systems that display adaptive, self-organizing behavior and
        systems that are usually characterized by a large throughput, such as
        turbulent flow, lightning, and the flow of information through the
        internet. CCSR develops models and techniques drawn from
        nonlinear dynamics and chaos, neural nets, cellular automata,
        artificial life, and genetic algorithms to describe these complex
        systems.


        Research Projects:
          • Markov Chains and Symbolic Dynamics
          • Medium Term Prediction of Chaotic Time Series
          • Nonlinear Map Resonances
          • Nonlinear Spectroscopy
          • Chain Formation and Network Self-Organization in an Open Dissipative
             Electromechanical System
          • Faster than the Wave Speed
          • Relation Between Maximum Divergence and the Largest Liapunov
             Exponent of a Multidimensional Chaotic Dynamical System
          • Conservation of Structure in Spatio-Temporal Chaos
          • Quantization of Emergent Structures
          • Control and Prediction of Singular Motion in the Presence of Noise
          • Percolation Behavior and Cascades in Networks
          • Properties of Fractal Structures


                                     Contact Information
                                  Alfred W. Hubler, Director
                           Center for Complex Systems Research
                          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                    Department of Physics
                                      1110 W. Green St.
                                       Urbana, IL 61801
                                    Phone: (217) 244-5892
                                     Fax: (217) 333-9819
                                   Email: ahubler@aol.com
                              Website: http://www.ccsr.uiuc.edu

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              Center for Computational Electromagnetics and
                       Electromagnetics Laboratory

        The     Center     for     Computational       Electromagnetics    and
        Electromagnetics Laboratory was originally established in 1948 as
        the Antenna Laboratory. The Center’s work spans antennas and
        arrays, scattering, inverse scattering, millimeter waves, microwave
        and high-speed digital circuits, electro-optics, remote and geophysical
        sensing,    bioengineering       applications,     and    computational
        electromagnetics. The Center also strives for the development and
        implementation of new efficient computational algorithms and
        analysis techniques. Many different resources support the funding of
        the Center including the Department of Defense Multidisciplinary
        University Research Initiative Program, National Science Foundation,
        Office of Naval Research, Army Research Office, National
        Aeronautics and Space Administration, Schlumberger-Doll Research,
        Mobil Research Corporation, Hughes Research Laboratory and
        Texas Instruments.


        Research Areas:
          • Computational Electromagnetics
          • Electromagnetic Interaction with Biological Media
          • Genetic Algorithms
          • Inverse Scattering and Imaging
          • Electromagnetic Modeling of Packages and Interconnects
          • Optoelectronics
          • Antennas

                                           Contact Information
                                      Weng Cho Chew, Director
                          Center for Computational Electromagnetics and
                                     Electromagnetics Laboratory
                         Department of Electric and Computer Engineering
                         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MC 702
                                            1406 W. Green St.
                                         Urbana, IL 61801-2991
                                         Phone: (217) 333-1200
                                           Fax: (217) 244-7345
                                 Website: http://www.ccem.uiuc.edu

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                Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society

        The Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society was established in
        2002. The Center was primarily structured as a policy/research and
        public education unit. The Center is designed to serve as catalyst for
        vigorous scholarly and public debate on the multiple racial contexts of
        democracy. The Center’s overall mission calls for preparing graduate
        and undergraduate students and the wider public for civic
        engagement and participation in a racially and ethnically diverse
        society, and the interdisciplinary approaches to examine the
        organization of society and knowledge in order to analyze the
        workings of democracy: everyday life, public education, law and
        citizenship, media and technology, and production of new knowledge.


        Programmatic Areas:
           • Outreach and Public Programs - conferences, workshops, and
              programs for educators, lectures and other events aimed at the local,
              regional, and national public
           • Research and Scholarship - programs sponsored by the Center or for
              which the Center is acting as facilitator
           • Campus Education - on-campus educational activities including non-
              credit courses, residencies, workshops, student programs, and on-campus
              events
           • Archival/Publications – publications, internet resources, public relations,
              and other activities to disseminate the work of the Center
           • Fellowships – sponsorship of programs that bring scholars and activists
              to the Center for periods of writing, research, and public speaking


                                           Contact Information
                                     Rosalinda Barreara, Director
                            Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society
                         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MC 253
                                          1108 West Stoughton
                                            Urbana, IL 61801
                                         Phone: (217) 244-0188
                                           Fax: (217) 333-8122
                                       Email: rbarrera@uiuc.edu
                                   Website: http://cdms.ds.uiuc.edu


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              Center for Directed Assembly of Nanostructures

        The Center for Directed Assembly of Nanostructures was established
        in September of 2001 as a part of the U.S. National Nanotechnology
        Initiative. The program is housed within the Rensselaer
        Nanotechnology Center and forms partnerships with Rensselaer, the
        University of Illinois, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. The
        mission of the Center is to integrate research, education, and
        technology dissemination, and to serve as a national resource for
        fundamental knowledge and applications in directed assembly of
        nanostructures.


        The Center’s Actions:
           • Combine computational design with experimentation to discover pathways
             to assemble functional multiscale nanostructures with junctions and
             interfaces between structurally, dimensionally and compositionally
             different nanoscale building blocks
           • Excite and educate a diverse cadre of students of all ages from K-12
             through post doctorate in nanoscale science and engineering
           • Work hand-in-hand with industry to develop nanotechnology for the benefit
             of society




                                      Contact Information:
                             Kenneth Schweizer, Assistant Director
                         Center of Directed Assembly of Nanostructures
                           University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                         Materials Science Engineering Building, MC 246
                                        1304 W. Green St.
                                         Urbana, IL 61801
                                     Phone: (217) 333-6440
                                       Fax: (217) 333-2736
                                   Email: kschweizer@uiuc,edu
                             Website: http://www.rpi.edu/dept/nsec/




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                Center for Excellence for Airport Technology

        Established in 1995 with support from the Federal Aviation
        Administration to study airport pavements, the CEAT has grown to
        encompass additional research areas including wildlife at airports,
        lightning, and materials.      The majority of CEAT activities are
        conducted at UIUC in the Department of Civil and Environmental
        Engineering, but several other universities have contributed over the
        years. In 2004, CEAT received a major influx of new support from
        the O’Hare Modernization Program, a $6.6B initiative to re-align
        runways and taxiways and upgrade infrastructure at O’Hare
        International Airport in Chicago. The OMP support adds new projects
        dealing with subgrade, pavements and materials, and includes new
        emphasis on outreach to underrepresented groups in contracting and
        engineering.


        Research Projects:                         Outreach Projects:
        •    Sub grade support and stabilization   •     Minority contractor capacity
        •    Raw materials for use at O’Hare             evaluation
        •    Portland Cement Concrete              •     Contractor outreach and
             Pavement Design                             education
        •    Moisture curling of concrete          •     Internship program for
             pavements                                   disadvantaged student groups
        •    Fatigue in airport pavements          •     Pre-college program
        •    Flexible overlays for pavements       •     Public awareness and education
        •    Wildlife Hazard Abatement
             Systems


                                     Contact Information:
                                   David A. Lange, Director
                         Center for Excellence for Airport Technology
                          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                  Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MC 250
                         1116 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory
                                       Urbana, IL 61801
                                    Phone: (217) 333-4816
                                      Fax: (217) 333-9464
                                   Email: dlange@uiuc.edu
                         Website: http://cee.uiuc.edu/research/CEAT

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                 Center for Farm and Rural Business Finance

        The Center for Farm and Rural Business Finance is a part of the
        College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and
        in association with the University of Arkansas. The Center is a
        finance-focused initiative providing essential information for farms,
        rural businesses, and capital providers. The focus of the Center is to
        prepare for and meet the demands created by the changing structure
        of agriculture, financial markets, and rural economies. The objective
        of the Center is to assist the farm and rural business sectors, finance
        industry, and state and federal policy-makers in making more
        informed decisions affecting the financing of agriculture and rural
        America.


        Components of the Center:

           •   Outreach: nationally recognized workshops and conferences; the
               National Symposium for Agricultural Finance Executives.
           •   Research: research efforts have collaborated to author books, academic
               and popular press articles; journal editors and reviewers; speaking
               engagements, task force memberships and testimony at congressional
               hearings.
           •   Education: land grant institutions serving graduate, undergraduate and
               professional students.



                                    Contact Information
                Peter J. Barry, Director                 Bruce L. Ahrendsen, Director
          Center for Farm and Rural Business          Center for Farm and Rural Business
                        Finance                                     Finance
            University of Illinois at Urbana-        Department of Agricultural Economics
                      Champaign                               and Rural Sociology
                   326 Mumford Hall                          University of Arkansas
                1301 West Gregory Dr.                       217 Agriculture Building
                   Urbana, IL 61801                         Fayetteville, AR 72701
                Phone: (217) 333-1827                       Phone: (501) 575-5306
                  Fax: (217) 333-2312
              Email: p-barry@uiuc.edu
                          Website: http://www.ace.uiuc.edu/center/index.htm

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                         Center for Instructional Research
                            and Curriculum Evaluation

        The Center for Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation a
        part of the College of Education and was founded in 1964. CIRCE is
        also a part of the Bureau of Educational Research. The mission of
        CIRCE is to conduct a program of research, instruction, and service
        in education with special attention to curriculum, pedagogy, and
        assessment. Staffed minimally as a budget line research unit, for its
        contracts, researchers are from within the college and around the
        world.


        Current Studies:
              • Analysis of effects on education of evaluation and assessment
              • Evaluation and assessment especially related to special populations
              • Issues of fairness in testing
              • Archival case studies of teacher preparation
              • Teacher network
        Information Available to:
              • Teachers
              • School Districts
              • State Government
              • Federal Government
              • Professional Organizations
              • University Centers
              • For-profit Research Corporations



                                       Contact Information
                                     Robert E, Stake, Director
                 Center for the Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation
                            University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                             190 Children’s Research Center, MC 672
                                           51 Gerty Drive
                                       Champaign, IL 61820
                                      Phone: (217) 333-3770
                                        Fax: (217) 244-0851
                              Website: http://www.ed.uiuc.edu/circe


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                         Center for International Business
                            Education and Research

        Established in 1993, the Center for International Business Education
        and Research is administered by the U.S. Department of Education.
        The mission of the Center is to raise awareness about international
        business across campus, in the community, and throughout the state
        and region by organizing and participating in conferences, seminars,
        and workshops on international business topics; promote
        interdisciplinary studies by combining the teaching of international
        business with foreign language and culture training to serve the
        needs of both business students and students in other
        disciplines; meet the training needs of business professionals
        engaged in exporting and other international business activities
        through the provision of special language, culture, and international
        business knowledge; produce high quality research in international
        business and related disciplines with results contributing to the
        competitiveness of U.S. businesses; serve as a regional and national
        resource for international business teaching, research, and
        professional development.

        Area Study Centers: These centers collaborate with the CIBER to co-sponsor
        conferences and workshops related to international business:
           • African Studies Center
           • European Union Center
           • East Asian and Pacific Studies
           • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
           • Russian and East European Studies
           • South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

                                      Contact Information
                                     Joseph Cheng, Director
                    Illinois CIBER, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                        430 Wohlers Hall
                                         1206 S. Sixth St.
                                      Champaign, IL 61820
                                     Phone: (217) 333-7410
                                       Fax: (217) 333-7410
                                    Email: lsjohnso@uiuc.edu
                                Website: http://www.ciber.uiuc.edu

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                     Center for IT e-Business Management

        The Center for IT e-Business Management is one of the research and
        learning centers of the College of Commerce and Business
        Administration. The Center received one of the Critical Research
        Initiatives Grants for the University of Illinois. The Center focuses on
        bringing together faculty and researchers from business
        administration, economics, accounting, finance, computer science,
        psychology, and engineering. The Center is aimed at developing
        new managerial insights that will lead to effective business systems,
        strategies, processes and models for commerce and business
        administration.



        Research Projects:
          • A Theory of Task/Technology Fit For Mobile Applications
          • The Efficacy of Wireless B2B e-Procurement: A Pilot Study
          • Web-based e-catalog systems in B2B procurement
          • Economic Analysis of B2B E-Commerce
          • A study of the Value and Impact of B2B E-Commerce: The Case of Web-
             Based Procurement
          • The Effects of Information Sharing on Supply Chain Performance




                                    Contact Information
                                 Michael J. Shaw, Director
                           Center for IT e-Business Management
                         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                 385 Wohlers Hall, MC 706
                                      1206 S. Sixth St.
                                    Champaign, IL 61820
                                   Phone: (217) 333-5159
                                 Email: mjshaw@uiuc.edu
                          Website: http://citebm.business.uiuc.edu




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                 Center for Machine Tool Systems Research

        The Center for Machine Tool Systems Research mission is to
        develop and transfer to industry innovative machine-tool concepts
        and systems based upon both incremental and far-reaching
        technologies, and to train students in the expert development and
        deployment of these systems. The Center also focuses on the
        improvement of national manufacturing competitiveness. Center
        membership consists of Caterpillar, Inc., Ford Motor Company,
        Delphi Automotive Systems, Motorola, Mori Seiki USA Inc,
        Kennametal, and Kistler Instrumente AG.



        Research Program:
          • Agile/flexible machining and machine tool system and agile fixturing
             systems
          • Concurrent engineering as it applies to better understanding and utilization
             of machining process capability upstream during project engineering
          • Modeling and prediction of product and process quality performance
          • Machining production systems and analysis at all levels of operations
          • Tools for effective utilization of machine-tool systems
          • Virtual reality applications in manufacturing




                                        Contact Information
                                        Shiv Kapoor, Director
                         Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
                             University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                          2324 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, MC 244
                                         1308 West Main St.
                                           Urbana, IL 61801
                                       Phone: (217) 333-3432
                                     Email: s-kapoor@uiuc.edu
                           Website: http://mtamri.me.uiuc.edu/cmtsr.home




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                         Center for Microanalysis of Materials

        Located in the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, the
        Center for Microanalysis of Materials is a part of the Department of
        Energy/Basic Energy Sciences User Facility. CMM is one of four
        U.S. Department of Energy Electron-Beam Microcharacterization
        Centers. The Center provides materials researchers from academe
        and industry the opportunity to access 30 major instruments in the
        areas of electron microscopy, scanning probes, surface
        microanalysis, x-ray diffraction, and back scattering spectroscopes.
        Research is open to universities, government laboratories, and
        industry.


        Staffed experts in each technique provide:
              • Equipment instruction
              • Guidance
              • Consultation
              • Collaboration in the microanalysis of materials
              • 24-hour access
        Techniques Included:
              • Scanning Electron Microscopy
              • Scanning Probe Microscopy
              • Surface Analysis
              • Transmission Electron Microscopy and Scanning TEM
              • X-Ray Diffraction



                                     Contact Information:
                                     Ivan Petrov, Director
                             Center for Microanalysis of Materials
                          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                  262 Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, MC 230
                                   104 S. Goodwin Avenue
                                       Urbana, IL 61801
                                    Phone: (217) 333-8396
                                      Fax: (217) 244-2278
                                    Email: petrov@uiuc.edu
                               Website: http://cmm.mrl.uiuc.edu


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                         Center for Microscopic Imaging

        The Center for Microscopic Imaging is a part of the College of
        Veterinary Medicine and is a campus-wide service for the University
        of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The CMI provides students, faculty,
        and research staff with instrumentation in microscopy for teaching
        and research. The Center provides equipment and services in the
        following areas: transmission electron microscopy, light microscopy,
        confocal microscopy, digital imaging workstation, clinical pathology
        service microscopy, and immunohistology and immuno-electron
        microscopy.


        Services:
           • Standard TEM preparation                     •   Full TEM scope services
           • Microwave fixation and embedding             •   Researcher assisted TEM
              procedures                                      services
           • TEM preparation of paraffin embedded         •   Basic SEM Prep
              tissue                                      •   Darkroom negative and print
           • TEM preparation with alternative medias          processing for TEM,SEM and
           • Processing of difficult specimens                B&W 35mm
           • Thick section double staining with           •   Digital imaging: scanning of
              Toluidine Blue and Basic Fuchsin                negatives
           • Standard thin sectioning                     •   Professional quality standard
           • Negative staining                                and digital printing
           • Negative staining for virus identification   •   Light microscopy
           • Immuno and lysine gold procedures            •   Digital image capture


                                    Contact Information:
                               Lou Ann Miller, Service Supervisor
                                Center for Microscopic Imaging
                          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                   1108 Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building, MC 002
                                   2001 South Lincoln Ave.
                                       Urbana, IL 61802
                                    Phone: (217) 244-1567
                                     Fax: (217) 244-1652
                                   Email: lamiller@uiuc.edu
                              Website: http://treefrog.cvm.uiuc.edu



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           Center for Nanoscale Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical
                         Manufacturing Systems

        The Center is in partnership with California Institute of Technology,
        North Carolina Agricultural and Technology State University. The
        core mission of the Center is to develop a diverse U.S. workforce of
        educators, scientists, engineers, and practitioners to advance
        nanomanufacturing technology in the U.S. and beyond. Linked to,
        and integrated with, the Center’s research efforts are to advance:
        education, diversity, and knowledge transfer. With the help of over
        30 researchers and staff and 40 students, the goal of the Center is to
        develop a reliable, robust and cost-effective nanomanufacturing
        system to make nanostructures from multiple materials. This
        technology will allow advancements and discoveries in nanoscience
        to move from the laboratory to production.

        Research Areas:
            • Micro-NanoFluidic Network Tool Bit: Transcribe matter by exploiting
               the discovery of the molecular gate and by integrating with microfluidic
               networks
            • Process Sensing Control: Transduction of matter at the nanoscale
            • Manufacturing Systems: Develop and integrate technologies to exploit
               nano-o-CEMMS capabilities
            • Applications: To use nano-o-CEMMS to manufacture mechanical,
               electrical, and photonic components and to perform chemical synthesis
               and biological procedures



                                       Contact Information
                                     Placid Ferreira, Director
          Center for Nanoscale Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Systems
                            University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                      Dept. of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, MC 244
                                      1206 W. Green Street
                                         Urbana, IL 61801
                                      Phone: (217) 265-0093
                                       Fax: (217) 333-1942
                                 Email: nano-cemms@uiuc.edu
                           Website: http://www.nano-cemms.uiuc.edu


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               Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology

        The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology was established
        in 2001 as the premier institution for nanoscale science and
        technology initiatives. The vision of CNST is a seamless integration
        of the research from materials to devices to systems and
        applications. To obtain the vision, the Center strives to maintain
        interdisciplinary curriculum unique to the University of Illinois,
        industrial alliances and technology transfer; potential for local and
        state economic development activities; a major to recruit and retain
        faculty; springboard for future interdisciplinary proposals; maintain
        world leadership and college/department rankings; and establish UI
        as the premier institution in nanotechnology.


        Facilities:
           • Coordinated Science Laboratory
           • Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory
           • Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory
        Research Areas:
           • Agriculture and Food
           • Atmosphere and Environment
           • Communications and Electronics
           • Computation
           • Medicine and Pharmaceuticals
           • Nano Materials Characterization, Identification, and Fabrication



                                        Contact Information
                                     IIesanmi Adesida, Director
                           Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
                             University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                         127 Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, MC 249
                                          208 N. Wright St.
                                          Urbana, IL 61801
                                       Phone: (217) 333-3097
                                        Fax: (217) 244-6375
                                    Email: nano@cnst.uiuc.edu
                                 Website: http://www.cnst.uiuc.edu


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          Center for Reliable and High-Performance Computing

        Formed in 1988, the Center for Reliable and High-Performance
        Computing is at the forefront of developing high-performance
        systems and networks that support desired levels of security and
        reliability in the emerging information and communications
        environment. The Center’s focal points are in architecture,
        networking, testing, system evaluation, security, and optimization.
        Over 10 faculty members and 50 students are divided into research
        groups and multiple projects. Each project is individually funded
        through federal or corporate grants.



        Research Groups:
          • Advanced Computing Systems
          • DEPEND Design of Reliable Network Systems
          • Impact Research Group
          • PERFORM Performability Engineering Research Group
          • Unconventional Computer Architecture Group
          • Wireless Networking Group
          • Project MOSES
          • The Teacher Research Group




                                          Contact Information
                          Janak Patel and Ravishankar K. Iyer, Co-Directors
                         Center for Reliable and High-Performance Computing
                              University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                            255 Coordinated Science Laboratory, MC 228
                                         1308 West Main Street
                                         Urbana, IL 61801 USA
                                         Phone: (217) 333-9732
                                          Fax: (217) 244-5686
                                      E-mail: iyer@crhc.uiuc.edu
                                  Website: http://www.crhc.uiuc.edu/




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                    Center for Silicon Quantum Computers

        The Center for Silicon Quantum Computers is a part of the College of
        Engineering. The Center is funded by the Defense Advanced
        Research Projects Agency and the National Science Foundation’s
        Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Teams program. The Center is
        committed to developing a process for patterning atom-scale devices
        and growing them into the silicon crystal lattice. The capability will be
        used to explore new possibilities for computation based on the
        quantum states of individual electrons.



        Faculty and Staff Collaborators:

           •   University of Illinois
           •   Utah State University
           •   University of California at Berkley
           •   Yale University
           •   Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory




                                     Contact Information
                                     John Tucker, Director
                          Center for Silicon and Quantum Computers
                          266 Engineering Sciences Building, MC 233
                                1101 West Springfield Avenue
                                        Urbana, IL 61801
                                    Phone: (217) 333-4810
                                   Email: jrtucker@uiuc.edu




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                 Center for Simulation of Advanced Rockets

        Established in September of 1997, the Center for Simulation of
        Advanced Rockets is a partner with the Department of Energy. More
        than 100 faculty, students, and researchers currently contribute to the
        success of the CSAR. The main goal of CSAR is the detailed, whole-
        system simulation of solid propellant rockets from first principles
        under both normal and abnormal operating conditions. The CSAR
        also focuses its attention on the reusable solid Rocket Motor of the
        NASA Space Transportation System, better known as the Space
        Shuttle. The program is supported by state, regional, and university
        resources to successfully reach the goals of the Center.


        Research Teams:
        Physical Science and Engineering:
          • Combustion and Energetic Materials
          • Fluid Dynamics
          • Structures and Materials
        Computer Science:
          • Computational Environments
          • Computational Math and Geometry
        Multidisciplinary:
          • Validation and Specification
          • System Integration
          • Software Integration Framework
          • Accidents



                                           Contact Information
                                      Michael T. Heath, Director
                             Center for Simulation of Advanced Rockets
                         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MC 278
                                     1304 West Springfield Ave.
                                         Urbana, IL 61801 USA
                                         Phone: (217) 333-3247
                                           Fax: (217) 333-1910
                                         Email: heath@uiuc.edu
                                  Website: http://www.csar.uiuc.edu


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                         Center for the Study of Reading

        The Center for the Study of Reading was established in 1976 in the
        College of Education. The Center was established by the U.S.
        Department of Education to improve the unacceptably high numbers
        of American school children who were failing to read. The Center has
        been a national leader in the field of reading and literacy research.
        The research accomplishments of the Center have helped shape the
        practices and polices of reading instruction in classrooms across the
        United States and China.



        Guidelines of CSR’s Work:
          • Reading research and development must be to discover and put into
              practice the means for reaching children who are failing to read

           •   Reading research and development must be to discover how to help all
               children acquire knowledge form and reason about the written word

           •   Reading research and development must be to improve the education of
               reading teachers




                                     Contact Information
                                 Richard Anderson, Director
                               Center for the Study of Reading
                              Bureau of Educational Research
                          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                          158 Children’s Research Center, MC 670
                                           51 Gerty Dr.
                                     Champaign, IL 61820
                                    Phone: (217) 333-2552
                                     Fax: (217) 244-4501
                                   Email: csrrca@uiuc.edu
                               Website: http://csr.ed.uiuc.edu




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         Center for Supercomputing Research and Development

        The Center for Supercomputing Research and Development focuses
        on creating new hardware and software approaches to speed
        distributed computation. The CSRD developed the Cedar parallel
        processing system.       The development of this system was to
        demonstrate that high-speed parallel processing is practical across a
        wide range of applications. Specific research of the Center includes:
        integrating advances in optimizing and parallelizing compliers, new
        parallel architectures, and parallel algorithms. The CSRD is a part of
        the Coordinated Sciences Laboratory.


        Research Areas:
                • Hardware
                • Architecture
                • Software
                • Performance evaluation
                • Algorithms and Applications

        Current Research Projects:
                 • DSJOS: Distributed Scalable Java Operating System
                 • PROMIS: A Parallelizing Compiler
                 • Alpha-Coral Multithreaded Architecture Simulator
                 • Cross-platform Multilevel Parallelization
                 • Illinois-Intel Multithreading Library
                 • Nanothreads: Fine-Grained Thread Support



                                      Contact Information
                             Constantine Polychronopoulos, Director
                     Center for Supercomputing Research and Development
                           University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                         463 Coordinated Science Laboratory, MC 228
                                        1308 W. Main St.
                                     Urbana, IL 61801-2307
                                     Phone: (217) 244-4144
                                      Fax: (217) 244-1351
                                      Email: cdp@uiuc.edu
                                Website: http://www.csrd.uiuc.edu

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                         Center for Theoretical Astrophysics

        The Center for Theoretical Astrophysics works on outstanding
        problems in theoretical astrophysics, general relativity, and
        cosmology.




        Facilities:

               •   Loomis Laboratory
               •   Astronomy Building
               •   National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
               •   Beckman Institute




                                        Contact Information
                                    Frederick K. Lamb, Director
                                Center for Theoretical Astrophysics
                                       Department of Physics
                            University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                       237B Loomis, MC 704
                                        1110 West Green St.
                                          Urbana, IL 61801
                                       Phone: (217) 333-6363
                                         Fax: (217) 333-8542
                                         Email: fkl@uiuc.edu
                         Website: http://www.physics.uiuc.edu/research/cta




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                             Center for Zoonoses Research

        The Center for Zoonoses Research is dedicated to research and
        education in infectious diseases, food and safety, and biodefense.
        Over 60 researchers at the Center research infectious diseases from
        the molecular through the ecosystem level. The CZR is housed in
        the College of Veterinary Medicine and is supported by the College
        and also by its multidisciplinary membership. The Center researches
        emerging diseases, many of them zoonoses, food-borne pathogens,
        and the growing concerns about food safety, antibiotic resistance,
        and bioterrorism. The CZR provides information on diseases and
        viruses such as; SARS, monkeypox virus, West Nile virus, chronic
        wasting disease, and many more.


        Facilities:

           •   Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
           •   Veterinary Medical Library
           •   Veterinary Teaching Hospital
           •   Center for Microscopic Imaging
           •   GIS and Spatial Analysis Laboratory
           •   Laboratory of Molecular Parasitology



                                        Contact Information
                                     Roberto Docampo, Director
                                   Center for Zoonoses Research
                                   College of Veterinary Medicine
                             University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                      3515 Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building, MC 002
                                           2001 S. Lincoln
                                          Urbana. IL 61801
                                       Phone: (217) 265-8511
                                        Fax: (217) 333-4628
                                       Email: rodoc@uiuc.edu
                               Website: http://www.cvm.uiuc.edu/czr/




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                         Children and Family Research Center

        The Children and Family Research Center was created in 1996 at the
        School of Social Work and the Illinois Department of Children and
        Family Services. The mission of the Center is to study the needs of
        children and families in their social contexts, monitor the achievement
        of child welfare outcomes, evaluate service demonstrations and
        system reforms, audit programs to ensure service quality and
        efficiency, provide training and consultation to advance best practices
        and disseminate knowledge on research-based practices. The
        Center bases its research activities on the Child Welfare Principles;
        safety, stability, continuity, well-being, and permanence.


        Research Functions:
          • Monitoring: Assessing agency performance through regular tracking of
             statistical indicators of child and family outcomes, system processes, and
             compliance with procedural standards
          • Best Practice: Conducting systematic research reviews and studies of
             evidence-based interventions and practices that are hypothesized to
             improve agency performance
          • Evaluation: Promoting policy initiatives and innovative service
             demonstrations that can be rigorously evaluated to determine the efficacy
             and effectiveness of these interventions and practices
          • Quality Assurance: Undertaking continuous case monitoring and
             program auditing to ensure that interventions are implemented in an
             improved manner and are accomplishing the intended results


                                          Contact Information
                                           Mark Testa, Director
                             The Children and Family Research Center
                             University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                    School of Social Work, MC 135
                                             1203 W. Oregon
                                            Urbana, IL 61801
                                         Phone: (217) 333-5837
                                           Fax: (217) 333-7629
                                       Toll Free: (800) 638-3877
                                          Email: cfrc@uiuc.edu
                         Website: http://cfrcwww.social.uiuc.edu/Welcome.htm

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                          Grainger Center for Electrical
                         Machinery and Electromagnetics

        The Grainger Center for Electric Machinery and Electromagnetics is
        dedicated to enhance education, technology, understanding and
        research activities on the fundamental topic of electric machinery.
        The Center is involved in three different areas of research in the field
        of electric machinery and electromagnetics. The three primary areas
        include: new courses and educational material, multidisciplinary
        research efforts and student projects, and a nationwide network of
        collaborating universities. The two major research themes are: best-
        use technology; to do the best possible job with existing machines
        and with well-established machine designs, and in best-design
        technology; to make the best possible use of available materials to
        meet a user’s motion control requirements.


        Research Projects:
          • Advanced Electrical Machinery: Laboratory Innovations for Teaching
             Machines and Power Electronics
          • Hybrid Electric Vehicle Systems
          • Microelectromechanical Systems Research
          • Undergraduate student teams focusing on motors, electromechanics, and
             energy-based programs
          • Advanced research projects focusing on research that addresses open
             issues in design, operation, and control of all types of electromechanical
             devices and systems.


                                     Contact Information
                                    Philip T. Krein, Director
                          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                  Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, MC 702
                                       1406 W. Green St.
                                        Urbana, IL 61801
                                    Phone: (217) 333-4732
                                     Fax: (217) 333-1162
                                  Email: krein@ece.uiuc.edu
                           Website: http://machines.ece.uiuc.edu



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                         Hyper-Uniform Nanophotonic Center

        The Hyper-Uniform Nanophotonic Technologies Center is part of the
        Defense Advanced Research Project Agency University Photonics
        Research Centers program. The mission of the HUNT Center is the
        development of critical technologies including hyper-uniform nano-
        photonic fabrication, high-performance quantum dot vertical-cavity
        surface-emitting lasers, and ultra-fast light emitting transistor-based
        lasers for the realization of ultra-fast optoelectronic interconnect
        systems. The Center’s goal of demonstrating ultra-fast optoelectronic
        interconnect systems requires the ability to design, fabricate, and
        integrate ultra-high-speed light sources with detector and driver
        circuits.




                                         Contact Information
                                    K.Y. Norman Cheng, Director
                         Hyper-Uniform Nanophotonic Technologies Center
                             University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                         150 Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, MC 249
                                          208 North Wright St.
                                           Urbana, IL 61801
                                        Phone: (217) 333-6642
                                          Fax: (217) 244-6375
                                      Email: kycheng@uiuc.edu
                          Website: http://www.micro.uiuc.edu/boss/Title.html



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                         Illinois Center for Cryptography
                             and Information Protection

        Illinois Center for Cryptography and Information Protection focuses its
        vision on being a multidisciplinary center, bringing together
        researchers and students in computer science, electrical and
        computer engineering, and mathematics to collaborate on projects
        involving information protection. Public-key cryptography and digital
        watermarking are a part of this focus. The Center is funded by
        different government grants as well as industrial grants. Research
        initiatives, conferences, seminars, industrial interaction, and
        educational courses are all activities in which the Center participates
        in. The Center is one of only four university-based cryptography
        centers worldwide.


        Cryptography:
           • Introduced in 1976 by Deffie and Hellman
           • The purpose is to allow for a secure communication over insecure
              channels
           • The RSA cryptosystem was introduced in 1977 by Rivest, Shamir, and
              Adleman
           • The RSA is the most popular public-key cryptosystem in use today
        Watermarking:
           • First three international workshops were held in 1996, 1998,1999
           • Information hiding
           • Used for: copyright protection for digital media, watermarking,
              fingerprinting, television broadcasting, steganography
           • Watermarking is a major activity in: audio, imaging, and video processing

                                        Contact Information
                            Richard Blahut, Andreas Stein, Co-Directors
                   Illinois Center for Cryptography and Information Protection
                             University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                           131 Coordinated Science Laboratory, MC 228
                                           1308 West Main
                                          Urbana, IL 61801
                                       Phone: (217) 265-0677
                                        Fax: (217) 244-2764
                                     Email: duursma@uiuc.edu
                               Website: http://www.iccip.csl.uiuc.edu

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                  Illinois Center for Integrated Microsystems

        With over 40 faculty, students, and staff, the Illinois Center for
        Integrated Microsystems promotes physical aspects of information
        technology. The mission of the iCIMS is to facilitate collaborative
        research in the design of integrated microsystems, including
        integrated circuits, devices, systems, and structures, among the
        faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at
        the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and researchers
        elsewhere. The Center also has the mission to support the growth of
        the semiconductor information technology industry within the State of
        Illinois.



        Facilities:
               • The Reliability Testing Laboratory: a facility for wafer-level device
                   characterization and stressing
               • The VLSI Laboratory: a facility for testing of digital integrated circuits
        Research Areas:
               • Design of Communication Systems
               • Integrated Circuit Design
               • CAD Tools and Methodologies
               • Reliability



                                        Contact Information
                                   Naresh R. Shanbhag, Director
                          The Illinois Center for Integrated Microsystems
                            University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                          413 Coordinated Science Laboratory, MC 228
                                       1308 West Main Street
                                       Urbana, IL 61801 USA
                                       Phone: (217) 244-0041
                                        Fax: (217) 244-1946
                                    Email: shanbhag@uiuc.edu
                             Website: http://www.icims.csl.uiuc.edu




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                              Illinois Center for Soy Foods

        The Illinois Center for Soy Foods is an integrated cross-disciplinary
        effort supported by the C-FAR Sentinel Program and the National
        Soybean Research Laboratory. About 20 staff and faculty are
        dedicated to developing innovative processing and marketing
        techniques, educating society on the advantages of a soy-enriched
        diet, and communicating the health benefits of new soy foods. The
        ICSF helps small and large food processors interested in developing
        and marketing soy food ingredients and products. The Center also
        lends its support in providing assistance toward solving problems of
        technology, quality control, and marketing through research and
        technical testing agreements.

        Research:
        Food Technology:
           • Development of soy foods through chemistry, engineering, microbiology,
               processing and packaging techniques
           • Understanding and improving sensory attributes
           • Development of specialty soy varieties with desirable attributes
        Marketing:
           • Creation of advertising and product branding through better understanding
               of customers perceptions
           • Development of more effective marketing, distribution, quality control, and
               cost management practices
        Nutrition and Safety:
           • Study of the efficacy and safety of soy food products to improve human
               health
           • Decreasing healthcare costs by finding disease-preventative and health
               promoting benefits of soy food products.

                                          Contact Information
                         Keith R. Cadwallader, Barbara P. Klein, Co-Directors
                                     Illinois Center for Soy Foods
                          170 National Soybean Research Center, MC 637
                                          1101 W. Peabody Dr.
                                            Urbana, IL 61801
                                         Phone: (217) 244-1706
                                          Fax: (217) 244-1707
                                       Email: cadwlldr@uiuc.edu
                             Website: http://www.soyfoodsillinois.uiuc.edu

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                            Illinois Electron Paramagnetic
                             Resonance Research Center
        Illinois EPR Research Center was founded in 1985. The Center is
        currently funded by the National Institutes of Health, ACS-Petroleum
        Research Fund, user fees, and subsidies from the School of
        Molecular and Cellular Biology, the School of Chemical Sciences and
        the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. The Center was
        previously funded by NIH and the National Center for Research
        Resources. The purpose of the Center is to: provide facilities,
        expertise, and to conduct research and development projects
        centered on multi-frequency EPR technologies; to determine detailed
        local structures at radical and metal-ion centers in enzymes, and
        materials, and to facilitate communication among scientists
        worldwide.

        Available Instrumentation:
          • Bruker X-band
          • Pulsed S-band EPR
          • Bruker ElexSys E-580 FT-EPR X-band
          • CW Q-band
          • Varian E-line 9" X-band EPR/ENDOR
          • Varian E-line 15" Q-band CW EPR
          • Varian E-line 12" X-band CW EPR
          • IERC-developed U-band (ca. 48 GHz) CW EPR bridge
          • IERC-developed L-band (ca. 1.3 GHz) EPR bridge
          • 2 IERC-developed W-band (94 GHz
          • Varian E-4 X-band CW EPR spectrometer
          • REKAR NMR relaxometer with low-field pulsed DNP
          • Access to MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) facilities

                                         Contact Information
                         R. Linn Belford, Robert B. Clarkson, Co-Directors
                                   Illinois EPR Research Center
                             University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                               65 Medical Sciences Building, MC 714
                                           506 S. Mathews
                                           Urbana, IL 61801
                                        Phone: (217) 244-1186
                                         Fax: (217) 333-8868
                                         Email: ierc@uiuc.edu
                                  Website: http://ierc.scs.uiuc.edu
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              Illinois Waste Management and Research Center

        Established in 1985, the Illinois Waste Management and Research
        Center is a non-regulatory service organization affiliated with the
        University of Illinois and a division of the Illinois Department of
        Natural Resources. The vision of the Center is to provide real world
        solutions to real world problems and to bridge the gap between the
        natural and human resources. The WMRC supports research into
        waste management issues that impact the state’s environment and
        economy. The Center sponsors research projects that focus on
        environmental contamination, health effects issues, and industrial
        pollution prevention and alternative technologies.



        Projects:
           • Illinois River Project: The project focuses on how to remove sediment
              from the Illinois River in a cost-effective and safe manner. Study teams
              are investigating dredging and transport techniques, the quality of
              sediment and potential uses.
           • Accelerated Diffusion of Pollution Prevention Technologies
              (ADOP2T): Project establishes showcase demonstration sites in actual
              facilities in a chosen industrial sector. In exchange for participating, the
              facility receives WMRC assistance in setting up, testing, and evaluating a
              new technology for the duration of the pilot.




                                           Contact Information
                                    George Vander Velde, Director
                          Illinois Waste Management and Research Center
                         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MC 676
                                            One Hazelwood Dr.
                                      Champaign, IL 61820-7465
                                         Phone: (217) 333-8940
                                           Fax: (217) 333-8944
                                       Email: gwelde@uiuc.edu
                                   Website: http://www.wmrc.uiuc.edu




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                           Illinois Water Resources Center

        The Illinois Water Resources Center was created in1964 with funding
        from the U.S. Geological Survey and the State of Illinois. The Center
        is dedicated to research and outreach programs on water resource
        issues critical to Illinois and the Midwest. The mission statement of
        the IWRC, under the Water Resources Research Act, is to conduct
        basic and applied research to solve water problems unique to Illinois.
        The Center has supported research and educational projects on
        water treatment, agricultural runoff control, flood control, urban storm
        water management, lake and wetland restoration and irrigation
        potential in the Midwest.


        Supported Research:
           • Economic Assessment of wetlands and recreation
           • Biological treatment of acid mine drainage
           • Bio-reclamation of contaminated ground water
           • Analysis of important public water projects (such as: dams, sewer
               systems, flood control systems)
        Criteria for research proposals for Matching Grant Program:
           • Relevance to Illinois water problems
           • Scientific and scholarly merit
           • Plans for dissemination of findings
           • Involvement of young scientists
           • Support for graduate students
           • Potential to attract complementary funding



                                           Contact Information
                                        Richard Warner, Director
                                   Illinois Water Resources Center
                         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MC 635
                                         1101 W. Peabody Drive
                                            Urbana, IL 61801
                                         Phone: (217) 333-0536
                                           Fax: (217) 333-8046
                                        Email: lmorrisn@uiuc.edu
                             Website: http://www.environ.uiuc.edu/iwrc


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                            International Trade Center

        Established in 1994, the International Trade Center is funded by the
        College of Business, and the Illinois Department of Commerce and
        Economic Opportunity. The Center focuses on helping companies
        evaluate export markets and identify opportunities, including an
        established international network. The ITC is also linked with the
        Illinois Small Business Development Center Network, and the Illinois
        Department of Commerce-Community Affairs’ International Business
        Division.


        Services:
           • Individual Counseling
           • Market Research
           • Identifying Trade Opportunities
           • Trade Reference Library
           • International Trade Seminars and Workshops
           • Export Financing
           • Africa Business Center
        Partners:
           • Asia Trade Center at Bradley University
           • NAFTA Opportunity Center at Bradley University
           • U of I College of Business Administration
           • Illinois Small Business Development Association



                                   Contact Information
                                  Tess Morrison, Director
                                International Trade Center
                                    University of Illinois
                                430 Wohlers Hall, MC 706
                                      1206 S. Sixth St.
                                   Champaign, IL 61820
                                  Phone: (217) 244-1585
                                   TDD: (217) 244-6677
                                    Fax: (217) 333-7410
                                Email: tmorriso@uiuc.edu
                           Website: http://www.ciber.uiuc.edu/ITC



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                         W. M. Keck Center for Comparative
                             and Functional Genomics
        The W. M. Keck Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics
        main research is in comparative genetic organization, evolution and
        function of plant, animal, and microbial genomes. Research is made
        possible with assistance from the University of Illinois and a grant
        from the W. M. Keck Foundation. The Center is comprised of three
        interactive units-Functional Genomics, High-Throughput Sequencing
        and Genotyping, and Bioinformatics.

        Interactive Units:
        Functional Genomics Services:
           • Custom microarrays
           • Spotting of microarray slides
           • Mouse microarray
           • Real Time PCR: 770 PE TAQMAN analysis
           • Statistical Consulting for Genome Research
           • Affymetrix Gene Chips System
        High-Throughput Sequencing and Genotyping Services:
           • DNA Sequencing
           • Oligonucleotide Synthesis
           • Core and High-throughput Fragment Analysis
           • High-throughput Sequencing
           • Custom Library Services
        Bioinformatics Services:
           • Automated DNA Sequence Analysis
           • Genome Project Management System
           • Statistical Consulting for Genome Research


                                     Contact Information
                               Hans Bohnert, Interim Director
                  W.M. Keck Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics
                          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                         340 Edward R. Madigan Laboratory, MC 051
                                     1201 W. Gregory Dr.
                                       Urbana, IL 61801
                                    Phone: (217) 265-5057
                                     Fax: (217) 265-5066
                                Email: bohnert@life.uiuc.edu
                       Website: http://www.biotech.uiuc.edu/keck.shtml

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                              Library Research Center
        Established in 1961, the Library Research Center is based in the
        Graduate School of Library and Information Science. The LRC
        supports the work of libraries, library associations, library vendors,
        and foundations. Social science approaches to data collection and
        analysis are the LRC’s specialization. Staff members work with
        clients in all steps of the research process from sampling and survey
        design through data analysis and presentation of results to governing
        boards.



        Affiliates:
           • American Library Association
           • Association of College and Research Libraries
           • Federal-State Cooperative Systems
           • Graduate School of Library and Information Science
           • Illinois State Library
           • Public Library Association
           • University of Illinois
           • U.S. National Commission of Libraries and Information Science
           • Library Research Service




                                        Contact Information
                                    Leigh Estabrook, Director
                                    Library Research Center
                    The Graduate School of Library and Information Science
                      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MC 439
                                          501 E. Daniel St.
                                       Champaign, IL 61820
                                      Phone: (217) 333-7197
                                        Fax: (217) 244-3302
                                     Email: leighe@uiuc.edu
                                 Website: http://lrc.lis.uiuc.edu/




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                   Maize Genetics Cooperation Stock Center

        The Maize Genetics Cooperation Stock Center was founded in 1932
        and was originally located at Cornell University; in 1953 the Center
        was moved to the University of Illinois. The Center is funded by the
        U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service.
        Facilities are funded through the Department of Crop Sciences in the
        College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. The
        mission of the Stock Center is to provide service to all maize
        cooperators by assembling, perpetuation and supplying seed
        samples for use in research and development in both public and
        commercial sectors.


        Center’s Goal:
          • To acquire, maintain, and make available, stocks containing all known
              allelic and cytological variations of maize and information about them

        The Stock Center in collaboration with the Maize Genome Database has
        created a database via the web. The data base includes:
           • Information about maize mutants
           • Chromosomal aberrations
           • Use in biological research
           • Data is entered and updated in the Database as well as in the Germplasm
              Resources Information Network




                                     Contact Information
                                     Marty Sachs, Director
                          Maize Genetics Cooperation Stock Center
                                  S-123 Turner Hall, MC 046
                                    1102 S. Goodwin Ave.
                                       Urbana, IL 61801
                                    Phone: (217) 333-6631
                                     Fax: (217) 333-6064
                                  Email: msachs@uiuc.edu
                         Website: http://w3.aces.uiuc.edu/maize-coop/



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                          Materials Computation Center

        The Materials Computation Center is developing new approaches for
        the understanding of materials using advanced computational
        methods. Modern materials research focuses on three parts:
        experiment, theory, and computation. The Center’s main facility is
        located in Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory. Two main
        sponsors support the research of the Center. The National Science
        Foundation sponsors under a Focused Research Group Grant
        supported by the Division of Materials Research and Chemistry
        Division. The other sponsor is the Directorate of Computer
        Information Science and Engineering: Advanced Computational
        Infrastructure and Research Division.


        Research:
          • Density-Functional Algorithms and Order-N Methods for Application to
              Materials
          • Complex Systems and Phase Transformations
          • Computer Science Applications to Multiscale Problems in Materials
              Science
          • Scaleable Parallel Multiscale Modeling of Mechanical Material Behavior
          • Classical/Quantum Simulations and Photo-Chemistry
        Long-term Goals:
          • Multidisciplinary education within computational materials science
          • Active networking of researchers and students; locally and worldwide
          • Creation of useful tools for research
          • Active sharing of research and tools by students in different fields
          • Intelligent applications to challenging problems in materials research

                                     Contact Information
                                   Duane Johnson, Director
                               Materials Computation Center
                          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                             Fredrick Seitz Laboratory, MC 230
                                   104 South Goodwin Ave.
                                       Urbana, IL 61801
                                    Phone: (217) 333-3324
                                     Fax: (217) 244-2278
                                   Email: duanej@uiuc.edu
                              Website: http://www.mcc.uiuc.edu

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                         Mid-America Earthquake Center

        The Mid-America Earthquake Center is one of three national
        earthquake engineering research centers established by the National
        Science Foundation and its partner institutions. The mission of the
        MAE Center is to develop through research, and disseminate through
        education and outreach, new engineering approaches necessary to
        minimize consequences of future earthquakes across hazard-prone
        regions, including but not limited to, the eastern and central United
        States. The vision of the Center is to create innovative solutions to
        mitigate impacts of earthquakes through quantification of seismic risk
        across regions and networks. The Center is working proactively with
        decision and policy makers, stakeholders and practitioners to develop
        advanced knowledge and applicable technologies necessary for this
        goal.


        Research:
        Core:
           • Damage synthesis, consequence minimization, hazard definition
        Stakeholders:
           • Individuals or groups who are liable in the event an earthquake strikes
              within their region
        Outreach:
           • Projects, industry collaboration, outreach and technology transfer,
              conferences, events, media coverage, industry partners
        Education:
           • Research and education at all levels, public awareness


                                      Contact Information
                                     Amr Elnashai, Director
                               Mid-America Earthquake Center
                           University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                              1240 Newmark Laboratory, MC 250
                                     204 N. Matthews Ave.
                                        Urbana, IL 61801
                                     Phone: (217) 244-6302
                                      Fax: (217) 333-3821
                                    Email: aenash@uiuc.edu
                                Website: http://Mae.ce.uiuc.edu

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                         Motorola Center for Communication

        Motorola and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have
        formed an alliance to maintain technical leadership for companies,
        universities, and researchers.        The Center works closely with
        Motorola-sponsored graduate researchers, University faculty, and
        Motorola engineers. Both Motorola and the University benefit from
        the alliance significantly, with University graduate researchers
        receiving experience and possible future employment and Motorola
        receiving top-tier students, faculty, and researchers to strengthen the
        company’s lead in technology. The Motorola Center is administered
        by the Coordinated Science Laboratory.


        Research Projects:

           •   Making Beautiful Music: develop a new surround-sound audio chipset
               combing power efficiency with high-quality
           •   Analysis of 2G and 3G Mobile Security
           •   Transient Simulation/Optimization of Integrated Passives
           •   Enhanced Equalization/Decoding for EDGE, 3G and Beyond
           •   The Security of Elliptic Curve Cryptosystems
           •   Loss Concealments or Real-Time Low Bit-Rate Voice
           •   Transmissions over Wireless IP Networks
           •   Network Layer Impact of Multiuser Diversity
           •   Audiovisual Speech Recognition: Data Collection and Feature Extraction
               in Automotive Environment



                                       Contact Information
                                       Ravi K. Iyer, Director
                               Motorola Center for Communication
                            University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                          202 Coordinated Science Laboratory, MC 228
                                      1308 West Main Street
                                      Urbana, Illinois 61801
                                      Phone: (217) 333-2510
                                       Fax: (217) 244-1764
                                   E-mail: iyer@crhc.uiuc.edu
                              Website: http://www.csl.uiuc.edu/mcc

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        National Center for Advanced Secure Systems Research

        The National Center for Advanced Secure Systems Research
        (NCASSR) is a cybersecurity research center established in 2002.
        Led by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA),
        the Center addresses the nation’s need for a reliable and secure
        cyberinfrastructure, funded by the Office of Naval Research.      The
        Center defines an evolving set of broad research thrust areas that
        investigate and develop new approaches and technologies to secure
        cyberinfrastructure with an eye towards application of those
        technologies. Collaborating partners include researchers at the
        University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Battelle Pacific Northwest
        National Laboratory, the Naval Postgraduate School, InfoAssure, Inc.,
        and the University of Tennessee.


        Research thrusts:

        •   Cyberinformatics
        •   Security Tools
        •   Sensors and Sensor Management
        •   Secure Laboratory Testbed
        •   SCADA Protocol Authentication Project




                                     Contact Information
                            Randal L. Butler, Interim Project Director
              National Center for Advanced Secure Systems Research (NCASSR)
                        National Center for Supercomputing Applications
                         152 Computing Applications Building, MC 476
                                  605 East Springfield Avenue
                                     Champaign, IL 61820
                                    Phone: (217) 244-8285
                                      Fax: (217) 244-1987
                                  Email: rbutler@ncsa.uiuc.edu
                                Website: http://www.ncassr.org


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             National Center for Supercomputing Applications

        The National Center for Supercomputing Applications opened in
        January 1986 as one of five original centers in the National Science
        Foundation’s Supercomputer Centers Program. The Center earned
        and maintains an international reputation in high-performance
        computing and networking and in developing innovative software
        applications. In 1987, NCSA Telnet was introduced to connect
        desktops to supercomputers, and the first multi-media web browser
        and server, NCSA Mosaic and httpd, were developed in 1993. NCSA
        also continues a Private Sector Program that allows top researchers
        from Fortune 500 companies to explore the newest hardware and
        software, virtual prototyping, visualization, networking and data
        mining to help United States industries maintain a competitive edge in
        the global economy.

        Focus Areas:
           • High Performance Computing
           • Cluster Computing
           • Networking
           • Cyberinfrastructure
           • Data Storage, Management, and Analysis
           • Grid Technology
           • Visualization and Virtual Reality
           • Scientific and Engineering Applications
           • Education
           • Outreach
           • Training


                                       Contact Information
                                     Thom Dunning, Director
                         National Center for Supercomputing Applications
                            University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                          152 Computing Applications Building, MC 476
                                    605 East Springfield Ave.
                                       Champaign, IL 61820
                                      Phone: (217) 244-0072
                                       Fax: (217) 244-2909
                                   Email: thdji@ncsa.uiuc.edu
                                Website: http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu

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          National Great Rivers Research and Education Center

        The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center is a part
        of the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental
        Sciences, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental
        Sciences in partnership with Lewis and Clark Community College and
        the Illinois Natural History Survey. The mission of the Center is to
        develop and encourage sound management strategies to protect
        aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems for public use in an ecologically
        conscientious manner. The Center is housed in two locations; a river
        field station near the confluence of the Mississippi, Missouri and
        Illinois rivers and a research and education center on the Lewis and
        Clark Community College campus. The Center will focus on the
        study of social, biological, and physical aspects of water issues;
        promote multi-disciplinary research; provide natural resource
        information; sponsor conferences and workshops; and address water
        issues critical to Illinois and the Midwest.


                                    Contact Information
                            Website: http://ctap.inhs.uiuc.edu/NGRREC/

        Dale Chapman, President*                   Wesley Jarrell, Head
        Phone: (618) 466-3411 ext. 2000            Department of Natural Resources
        Email: bdown@lc.edu                        and Environmental Sciences
                                                   University of Illinois at Urbana-
        William Kruidenier*                        Champaign
        Phone: (217) 244-2831                      W-503 Turner Hall, MC 047
        Email: kruiden@uiuc.edu                    1102 South Goodwin
                                                   Urbana, IL 61801
        Gary Rolfe, Director*                      Phone: (217) 333-2770
        Phone: (217) 333-7298                      Email: wjarrell@uiuc.edu
        Email: g-rolfe@uiuc.edu
                                                   David Thomas, Chief
        *Address:                                  Illinois Natural History Survey, MC
        Lewis and Clark Community College          652
        5800 Godfrey Road                          172 Natural Resources Building
        Godfrey, IL 62035-3411                     607 East Peabody
                                                   Champaign, IL 61820
                                                   Phone: (217) 333-6830
                                                   Email: dthomas@inhs.uiuc.edu


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                Power Systems Engineering Research Center

        The Power Systems Engineering Research Center is a part of the
        College of Engineering. The Center is a Multi-university National
        Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research
        Center. The PSERC receives industrial funding from approximately
        35 industrial members. The funds are used to perform research into
        the technical issues of electric power system restructuring.


        Collaborating Universities:
           • Arizona State University
           • Carnegie Mellon University
           • Colorado School of Mines
           • Cornell University
           • Georgia Institute of Technology
           • Howard University
           • Iowa State University
           • Texas A&M University
           • University of California at Berkeley
           • University of Wisconsin at Madison
           • Washington State University
           • Wichita State University




                                     Contact Information
                                  Peter Sauer, Site Director
                         Power Systems Engineering Research Center
                          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                               337 Everitt Laboratory, MC 702
                                     1406 West Green St.
                                       Urbana, IL 61801
                                        (217) 333-0394
                                 Email: sauer@ece.uiuc.edu
                             Website: http://www.pserc.wisc.edu




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               Vernon K. Zimmerman Center for International
                  Education and Research in Accounting

        Established in 1962, the Vernon K. Zimmerman Center for
        International Education and Research in Accounting is a part of the
        College of Business. The Center was created to focus on the
        teaching and research on international topics as they related primarily
        to the field of accounting. The vision of the Center is to be a world-
        class business school renowned for its commitment to learning and
        the principle of innovation, its academic leadership, the focus and
        quality of its programs, the impact of its research, its internationalism,
        and strong ties to business and the community.



        Mission Statement:
        CIERA serves the academic and professional communities by providing world-
        class leadership in international accountancy and business research and
        education support. CIERA strives to provide innovative learning experiences for
        faculty, students, and professionals in all aspects of scholarship, including the
        creation, integration, dissemination and management of accounting knowledge in
        the international domain.




                                       Contact Information
                                 A. Rashad Abel-khalik, Director
                 Center for International Education and Research in Accounting
                           University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                    320 Wohlers Hall, MC 706
                                         1206 S. Sixth St.
                                       Champaign, IL 61820
                                      Phone: (217) 333-4545
                                       Fax: (217) 244-6565
                                      Email: ciera@uiuc.edu
                          Website: http://www.business.uiuc.edu/ciera




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          College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental
            Sciences; Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station


        The Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station, legislated in 1887, is a
        part of the Office of Research in the College of Agricultural,
        Consumer, and Environmental Sciences. Among other activities, the
        Agricultural Experiment Station provides field laboratories across the
        state of Illinois for the associated departments and research faculty.
        Research is focused on a broad scope of issues, products and
        services.




                         Steven G. Pueppke, Associate Dean of Research
                             Agricultural Experimentation Station
                            University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                   211 Mumford Hall, MC 710
                                        1301 West Gregory
                                         Urbana, IL 61801
                                      Phone: (217) 333-0240
                                       Fax: (217) 333-5816




                           Brownstown Agronomy Research Center
                                      Rt. 2, Box 36A
                                   Brownstown, IL 62418
                                   Phone: (618) 695-2441
                                    Fax: (618) 427-3650



                              Dixon Springs Agricultural Center
                                      Route 1, Box 256
                                      Simpson, IL 62985
                                   Phone: (618) 695-2441
                                     Fax: (618) 695-2492


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          College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental
            Sciences; Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station

                         Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center
                                      14509 University Road
                                       Shabbona, IL 60550
                                     Phone: (815) 824-2029
                                       Fax: (815) 824-2029




           Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center
                                      321 210th Avenue
                                     Monmouth, IL 61462
                                   Phone: (309) 734-7459
                                     Fax: (309) 734-7459




                    Orr Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center
                                           Box 212
                                       Perry, IL 62362
                                    Phone: (217) 236-4911
                                     Fax: (217) 236-3111




                          St. Charles Horticultural Research Center
                                      535 Randall Road
                                     St. Charles, IL 60174
                                    Phone: (630) 584-7254
                                     Fax: (630) 584-4610


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                               Dudley Smith Initiative

        The Dudley Smith Initiative is a part of the College of Agricultural,
        Consumer and Environmental Sciences. The goal of the Initiative is
        to create and apply knowledge about the system that makes up the
        agricultural community. The DSI supports innovative research and
        outreach that advances its fundamental goal of invigorating the
        agricultural system in Illinois. Research of the DSI incorporates the
        interactions among the social, economic, biological, and natural
        resource components of the agricultural community system; it is
        multidisciplinary and includes both long-term and a short-term focus;
        the research is willing to take a nontraditional approach. The DSI has
        a 226 acre research site in Christian County that provides a resource
        for research and outreach.


        Research Themes:
             • Staying Viable in the Value Chain: The goal is to seek ways for
                producers to participate in the further processing of their own
                commodities.
             • Public Image/Public Policy: The Illinois agriculture and community
                system needs effective strategies for improving public perception and
                relationships and reaching wise public policy.
             • Information to Knowledge: The “information agricultural” is a bundle
                of components including technologies, communications infrastructure,
                knowledge capital, social interactions and business relationships.
                These components can solve problems and create opportunities in the
                future.


                                     Contact Information
                                 The Dudley Smith Initiative
                          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                      Office of Research
                                      1301 West Gregory
                                       Urbana, IL 61801
                                    Phone: (217) 333-0240
                           Email: aces_research@aces.uiuc.edu
                              Website: www.aces.uiuc.edu/DSI




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                              Beckman Institute for
                         Advanced Science and Technology

        Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology is an inter
        and multidisciplinary research institute devoted to basic research in
        the physical sciences, computation, engineering, biology, behavior
        and cognition. Over 600 researchers from almost 30 different
        departments comprise 15 Beckman Institute research groups. The
        building offers over 200 office spaces, specialized state-of-the-art
        laboratories, other facilities and meeting areas. The mission of the
        Institute is to foster interdisciplinary work of the highest quality,
        transcending the limitations inherent in traditional university
        organizations and yielding research advances that more conventional
        approaches cannot. The building was funded through a gift from
        Arnold and Mabel Beckman. Daily operations of the building are
        funded through the State of Illinois. Research is funded through
        external funding from the federal government, corporations and
        foundations.

        Research Areas:
            • Biological Intelligence
            • Human-Computer Intelligent Interaction
            • Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures
        Services:
           • Computer, Network and Systems Services
           • Café
           • Security
           • Space Reservations
           • Office of External Relations

                                        Contact Information
                                     Pierre Wiltzius, Director
                    Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
                      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MC 251
                                        404 North Matthews
                                         Urbana, IL 61801
                                      Phone: (217) 244-1176
                                        Fax: (217) 244-8371
                                    Email: wiltzius@uiuc.edu
                            Website: http://www.beckman.uiuc.edu

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                          Disability Research Institute

        The Disability Research Institute (DRI) is funded through a
        cooperative agreement between the U.S. Social Security
        Administration, Office of Disability and Income Security Programs,
        and the College of Applied Life Studies, University of Illinois at
        Urbana-Champaign. The Institute has four missions: research,
        education and training, dissemination of information, and facilitation
        of data usage. In addition, the DRI has three affiliate partner
        institutions: Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey-Program for
        Disability Research, Northwestern University-Rehabilitation Institute
        of Chicago. Under the leadership of the University of Illinois, these
        affiliate partner institutions determine the annual research agenda
        and future strategic planning of the Institute. In addition, they work
        with interdisciplinary teams of national disability scholars to conduct
        cutting-edge research that will directly inform disability policy
        decision-makers in new and innovative ways.


        Supporting UIUC Educational and Research Units:
             • College of Applied Life Studies
             • Disability Resources and Educational Services
             • Graduate School of Library and Information Science
             • Institute of Government and Public Affairs
             • Institute for Labor and Industrial Relations
             • National Center for Supercomputing Applications
             • Office of Continuing Education


                                   Contact Information:
                               Tanya M. Gallagher, Director
                                Disability Research Institute
                         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                          College of Applied Life Studies, MC 586
                                   1206 South Fourth St.
                                    Champaign, IL 61820
                                   Phone: (217) 265-0279
                                    TYY: (217) 244-6274
                                    Fax: (217) 265-0358
                                    Email: dri@uiuc.edu
                              Website: http://www.dri.uiuc.edu
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                            Information Trust Institute

        The Information Trust Institute’s vision is to create a society made
        dramatically more secure and productive through the creation of a
        common architecture and core technologies for building trustworthy
        network information systems. The Institute’s goals are to establish
        and enable science and technology for building, developing, and
        applying techniques of trustworthiness on or for networked
        information systems. ITI also focuses on the improvement of
        research and graduate training on trustworthy network systems.


        Related Centers:
           • Illinois Center for Cryptography & Information Protection
           • Center for Advanced Research in Information Security
           • National Center for Advanced Secure Systems Research
           • Programs in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security
        Participating UIUC Academic Units:
           • College of Engineering
           • College of Law
           • Coordinated Science Laboratory
           • Aerospace Engineering
           • Computer Science
           • Electrical & Computer Engineering
           • General Engineering



                                     Contact Information
                                 William H. Sanders, Director
                                  Information Trust Institute
                          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                          Coordinated Science Laboratory, MC 228
                                    1308 West Main Street
                                    Urbana, IL 61801-2307
                                    Phone: (217) 244-8920
                                     Fax: (217) 244-3359
                                 Email: whs@crhc.uiuc.edu
                               Website: http://www.iti.uiuc.edu




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                     Institute of Communications Research
        The Institute of Communications Research was founded in 1947 to
        address complex and urgent concerns about the growing dominance
        of media and mass communications in postwar public life. The
        Institute focuses research on systems and institutions, policy and
        history, and cultural theory and practice operation of mediated
        communication in today’s society. The Institute is a leader in the
        interdisciplinary scholarly study of media and communications. The
        Institute is funded by: the American Association of University Women,
        American Council of Learned Societies, Carnegie Corporation of New
        York, MacArthur Foundation, Open Society Institute, Rockefeller
        Foundation and the Social Science Research Council.

        Research Fields:
          • Advertising and Consumer Culture
          • Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences: Psychology, Pyscholinguistics,
            Stereotyping, Prejudice, Behavior and Attitude, Memory
          • Critical/Cultural Studies of Media and Communication
          • Gender, Feminist Theory, Sexuality, Queer Theory, Women’s Studies
          • History and Philosophy of Media and Communications
          • Interdisciplinary Studies of Science, Medicine, and Health
          • Language and Discourse: Rhetorical Theory, Textual Analysis, and
            Linguistics
          • Media Studies
          • Political Communication and Policy, Information/communication Systems
            and Technologies, Political Economy, Propaganda, Globalization, and
            International Communication.



                                       Contact Information
                                     Bruce Williams, Director
                             Institute of Communications Research
                           University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                    228 Gregory Hall, MC 463
                                       810 South Wright St.
                                         Urbana, IL 61801
                                      Phone: (217) 333-1549
                                       Fax: (217) 244-7695
                                    Email: brucewm@uiuc.edu
                     Website: http://www.comm.uiuc.edu/icr/faculty/research

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                             Institute for Genomic Biology

        Established in 2003, the Institute for Genomic Biology was
        established to advance life science research and stimulate bio-
        economic development in the State of Illinois. The Institute focuses
        on three different program areas; systems biology, cellular metabolic
        engineering, and genome technology. The Institute is constructing a
        $75 million, 186,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility that will be
        completed in mid-2006. This facility will house up to 400 researchers
        in the different program areas. Scientists from more than 30 campus
        departments are affiliated with the IGB.


        Research Themes:

           •   Biocomplexity
           •   Genomic Ecology of Global Change
           •   Genomics of Neural and Behavioral Plasticity
           •   Host-Microbe Systems
           •   Mining Microbial Genomics for Novel Antibiotics
           •   Molecular Bioengineering of Biomass Conversion
           •   Precision Proteomics
           •   Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering




                                           Contact Information
                                          Harris Lewin, Director
                                     Institute for Genomic Biology
                         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MC 051
                                            1201 West Gregory
                                             Urbana, IL 61822
                                         Phone: (217) 244-3034
                                           Fax: (217) 265-5066
                                       Email: info-igb@uiuc.edu
                                  Website: http://www.igb.uiuc.edu




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            Advanced Materials Testing Evaluation Laboratory

        The Advanced Materials Testing Evaluation Laboratory (AMTEL) is a
        part of the College of Engineering. The AMTEL is a state-of-the-art
        facility for mechanical testing of coupon specimens to determine
        baseline engineering properties, as well as more sophisticated biaxial
        testing. AMTEL is supported by user fees from industrial and
        research contracts and supplemented by funds from the Department
        of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.




                                    Contact Information
                                   Peter Kurath, Director
                          Advanced Materials Testing Laboratory
                         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                              212 Talbot Laboratory, MC 262
                                    104 South Wright St.
                                      Urbana, IL 61801
                                   Phone: (217) 333-3751
                                    Fax: (217) 244-6534
                                 Email: p-kurath@uiuc.edu




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                         Advanced Transportation Research
                            and Engineering Laboratory

        The Advanced Transportation Research and Engineering Laboratory
        is a part of the College of Engineering. The Laboratory is located on
        56 acres creating approximately 60,000 square feet of laboratory,
        classroom, and office space. Facilities at the Laboratory provide
        research studies in airport and highway pavements and materials,
        transportation systems, and railroad facilities. The Laboratory has
        three different laboratories and high bays which allow basic research
        to full-scale testing evaluation.


        Research is conducted with:

           •   Illinois Department of Transportation
           •   Federal Highway Administration
           •   Federal Aviation Administration
           •   American Association of Railroads
           •   National Cooperative Highway Research Program
           •   Illinois Transportation Research Center
           •   Governmental and private agencies




                                     Contact Information
                                    Imad Al-Qadi, Director
                 Advanced Transportation Research and Engineering Laboratory
                          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                         1611 Titan Dr.
                                    Rantoul, Illinois 61866
                                    Phone: (217) 893-0705
                                     Fax: (217) 893-0601
                                    Email: atrel@uiuc.edu
                          Website: http://cee.uiuc.edu/research/atrel/




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           Analytical and Computational Mechanics Laboratory

        The Analytical and Computational Mechanics Laboratory is a part of
        the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. One
        purpose of the Laboratory is to integrate analysis and design
        synthesis via computational mechanics and numerical optimization.
        Another goal of the Laboratory is a continuum mechanics to derive
        the governing equations for various engineering systems and then
        solve these equations using the finite element method.        The
        Laboratory is currently receiving funding from the Aluminum
        Company of America, Caterpillar Incorporated, Ford Motor Company,
        the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.


        Current Projects:
          • Development of a Eulerian Model
          • Computationally efficient means to simulate the flexibility of rigid body
              mechanics
          • Design control strategies
          • Elasticity and thermoelasticity of constrained materials
          • Linearization of the multi-body equations of motion




                                         Contact Information
                                       Daniel Tortorelli, Director
                         Analytical and Computational Mechanics Laboratory
                             University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                         Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
                           358 Mechanical Engineering Building, MC 244
                                          Urbana, IL 61801
                                        Phone: (217) 244-6909
                                         Fax: (217) 244-6534
                                   Email: dtrot@acm6.me.uiuc.edu
                                  Website: http://acm9.me.uiuc.edu




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                         Aviation Human Factors Division

        The Aviation Human Factors Division was formerly named the
        Aviation Research Laboratory. The mission is to conduct research in
        Aviation Human Factors, to support the Institute’s pilot training
        program by development of innovative training methodologies, and to
        support the broader research needs of the aviation community
        worldwide. The Division also conducts a variety of research in non-
        aviation disciplines including; the studies of human computer
        interaction, artificial intelligence, cognitive aging, complex systems,
        healthcare, human performance modeling and skill acquisition. The
        Division coordinates with the Departments of Psychology, Mechanical
        and Industrial Engineering, and the Beckman Institute of Advanced
        Science and Technology.

        Facilities:
             •     Simulation Laboratory, Aviation Research Laboratory
             •     Visual Flight Simulation Laboratory, Beckman Institute
             •     Human Performance Laboratory, Beckman Institute
             •     Interactive Cognition Laboratory, Beckman Institute
             •     Personal Computer Aviation Training Device Laboratory, Q2
                   Professional Pilot Division, Willard Airport
        Aircraft:
             •     Beechcraft Sport/Sundowner
             •     Piper Archers
             •     Piper Arrow
             •     Piper Seminole
             •     Cessna 152


                                       Contact Information
                                  Christopher D. Wickens, Head
                               Human Factors of Aviation Division
                           University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                   Institute of Aviation, MC 394
                                         One Airport Road
                                          Savoy, IL 61874
                                      Phone: (217) 244-8601
                                       Fax: (217) 244-8647
                                    Email: cwickens@uiuc.edu
                     Website: http://www.aviation.uiuc.edu/UnitsHFD/arl.htm

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                             Bioacoustics Laboratory

        Founded in 1946, the Bioacoustics Laboratory focuses on the
        interaction of ultrasound with biological materials and ultrasound
        imaging in biology and medicine. Imaging studies impact the use of
        ultrasound in clinical imaging for diagnosis and in therapeutic
        treatment or surgery. The Laboratory also contributes to the
        understanding of Molecular Nanostructures and their role in the
        determination of ultrasonic propagation parameters. Past and present
        members of the Laboratory continue to lead the ultrasonic
        bioengineering, biophysics field.


        Laboratory Facilities:
           • Lab Computer Capabilities
           • Ultrasound Packing Research Facility
           • Over Pressurization System
           • Ultrasound Absorption Coefficient Facility
           • Daedal Acquisition System
           • Scanning Laser Acoustic Microscope Facility
           • High-Intensity Ultrasound Facility
           • Ultrasound Exposimetry Facility




                                     Contact Information
                               William D. O’Brien Jr., Director
                                   Bioacoustics Laboratory
                          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                              4255 Beckman Institute, MC 251
                                      405 North Mathews
                                       Urbana, IL 61801
                                    Phone: (217) 333-2407
                                     Fax: (217) 244-0105
                                    Email: wdo@uiuc.edu
                              Website: http://www.brl.uiuc.edu




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                              Building Systems Laboratory

        The Building Systems Laboratory changed its name from BLAST in
        1997. The Laboratory is focused in the development of EnergyPlus,
        but continues to actively sell and support the BLAST-family programs.
        The mission of the lab is to perform fundamental research on the
        thermal process occurring within structures of all types and use this
        research to develop tools to help better model and predict building
        thermal performance. Improved prediction tools can help engineers
        and architects to more accurately design building HVAC systems and
        improve energy efficiency.


        Product Information:

           •   EnergyPlus: is BLAST and DOE-2 combined, with new features. It
               promises to become the standard in building thermal simulation and
               energy analysis.
           •   BLAST (Building Loads Analysis and System Thermodynamics) is a
               family of programs for predicting heating and cooling energy consumption
               in buildings and analyzing energy costs




                                         Contact Information
                                       C.O. Pedersen, Director
                         Building Systems Laboratory/BLAST Support Office
                              University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                         Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
                           140 Mechanical Engineering Building, MC 244
                                         1206 West Green St.
                                           Urbana, IL 61801
                                        Phone: (217) 244-8182
                                         Fax: (217) 244-6534
                                 Email: support@blast.bso.uiuc.edu
                                  Website: http://www.bso.uiuc.edu




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                          George Clark X-Ray Facility and
                         3M Materials Chemistry Laboratory

        In 1952, the George L. Clark X-Ray Facility and 3M Materials
        Chemistry Laboratory was the first consolidated X-ray facility
        dedicated at the University of Illinois. The main focus of the
        Laboratory is X-ray research.       The 3M Materials Chemistry
        Laboratory uses X-rays to characterize distances, shapes, volumes
        and relative order on a molecular scale in solutions, colloids, liquid
        crystals and solids.



        Experiments:
          • Small and wide angle X-ray scattering
          • Powder, fiber and single crystal X-ray diffraction
          • Facility personnel correlate X-ray scattering and diffraction results
          • Laser, EPR, NMR and microwave single crystal and bulk sample
              experiments
          • Staff offers instruction covering small and macro molecular crystal growth
          • Staff offers instruction in X-ray experiments from design and data
              collection to analysis and presentation of results




                                     Contact Information
                                     Scott Wilson, Director
             George L. Clark X-Ray Facility and 3M Materials Chemistry Laboratory
                          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                     60 Noyes Laboratory
                                     600 South Matthews
                                       Urbana, IL 61801
                                    Phone: (217) 333-9196
                                     Fax: (217) 356-9801
                                   Email: srwilson@uiuc.edu
                   Website: http://www.scs.uiuc.edu/chem/x-ray/index.html




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                            Child Development Laboratory

        The Child Development Laboratory is sponsored through the the
        Department of Human and Community Development, the College of
        Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences. The mission of
        the Laboratory parallels the teaching, research and service missions
        of the University of Illinois. The Laboratory’s supported resources
        include observation booths and research lab rooms. A research
        database on all children enrolled in CDL programs has also been
        created to facilitate research projects being conducted.




        Recent Research Projects:

           •   Nutritional and environmental influences upon children’s play
           •   Parental attitudes towards the curriculum content of day care and
               preschool programs
           •   Developmental patterns in young children’s mathematical abilities




                                           Contact Information
                                         Brent McBride, Director
                                    Child Development Laboratory
                         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MC 038
                                         1105 West Nevada St.
                                            Urbana, IL 61801
                                         Phone: (217) 244-8063
                                           Fax: (217) 333-9061
                                     Email: brentmcb@uiuc.edu
                                   Website: http://www.cdl.uiuc.edu




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                           Community Architectures for
                           Network Information Systems

        The motto of the Community Architectures for Network Information
        Systems is social revolution through information technology. CANIS
        is a research laboratory; its mission is designing and implementing
        new models for the future of the Net. The Laboratory develops
        pioneering information systems for real-world biomedical applications.
        CANIS carries out large-scale experiments on network information
        systems, which can serve as effective models for predicting the world
        of the electronic future. CANIS provides a production facility for the
        design, development, deployment, and evaluation of the experimental
        systems. The Laboratory’s funding affiliations are with the National
        Science Foundation and the Defense Advanced Research Projects
        Agency.


        Projects:
              • Medspace: developing a deployable, experimental testbed to aid in
                  managing the vast array of information in the healthcare industry
              • Interspace: is a vision of the Future Net where every small community
                  maintains its own repository of its own knowledge
              • Digital Libraries Initiative: the goal of developing widely useable Web
                  technology to effectively search technical documents on the Internet
              • Worm Community System: was a flagship project in the National
                  Science Foundation National Collaboratory Program. It built a working
                  prototype of a community system for molecular biologists, widely
                  considered to be the national model for science information systems of
                  the future.


                                    Contact Information
                                  Bruce R. Schatz, Director
                     Community Architectures Network Information Systems
                         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                     704 South Sixth St.
                                    Champaign, IL 61820
                                   Phone: (217) 244-8265
                                    Fax: (217) 333-6869
                                   Email: canis@uiuc.edu
                             Website: http://www.canis.uiuc.edu
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                         Coordinated Science Laboratory

        Founded in 1951, the Coordinated Science Laboratory is a premier
        national laboratory in information technology and telecommunications
        research. CSL focuses research on information technology and
        telecommunications and with materials, devices, hardware, and
        systems. Through research, CSL has made remarkable contributions
        to society. The CSL has over 30 research partners in industry that
        help facilitate research.


        Research Areas:

           •   Circuits
           •   Communications
           •   Computational Electronics
           •   Cryptography and Information Protection
           •   Decision and Control
           •   Physical Electronics
           •   Reliable and High Performance Computing
           •   Signal and image Processing
           •   Space Science and Remote Sensing
           •   Supercomputing Research and Development
           •   Surface Studies
           •   Thin Film Electronics
           •   The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology




                                     Contact Information
                                     Ravi K. Iyer, Director
                               Coordinated Science Laboratory
                          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                          202 Coordinated Science Building, MC 228
                                      1308 West Main St.
                                    Urbana, IL 61801-2307
                                    Phone: (217) 333-2511
                                     Fax: (217) 244-1764
                                Email: rkiyer@ad.csl.uiuc.edu
                               Website: http://www.csl.uiuc.edu

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                         Decision and Control Laboratory

        With approximately 20 faculty researchers, 3 full time staff, and a
        large pool of graduate assistants, the members of the Decision and
        Control Laboratory conduct research in a wide variety of areas.
        Some of the research areas include; covering systems, control and
        decision making, encompassing both theory and applications. The
        Decision and Control Laboratory is a part of, and located in the
        Coordinated Science Laboratory.


        Research:

           •   Robust and Optimal Control
           •   Minimax Control and Dynamic Games
           •   Manufacturing Systems
           •   Large-Dynamic Systems
           •   Adaptive systems for control and signal processing
           •   Stochastic
           •   Discrete Event Dynamic Systems




                                    Contact Information
                                    Mark Spong, Director
                             Decision and Control Laboratory
                         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                               Coordinated Science Laboratory, MC 228
                                     1308 West Main St.
                                   Urbana, IL 61801-2307
                                   Phone: (217) 333-0282
                                    Fax: (217) 244-1653
                                 Email: mspong@uiuc.edu
                             Website: http://black.csl.uiuc.edu




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                              Food and Brand Laboratory

        The Food and Brand Laboratory was founded in 1992 by Professor
        Brian Wansink. The Laboratory consists of 15 interdisciplinary
        researchers, 3 test kitchens, 5 cooperating supermarkets, and a
        panel of 3,000 consumers. The Food and Brand Laboratory’s
        research is independently funded by grants, consumer groups, and
        companies. The focus of the Laboratory’s research is to better
        understand consumers and how they relate to foods and packaged
        foods. Research from the Laboratory has been reported in dozens of
        magazines along with coverage on CNN, 20/20, ABC News, and on
        the front pages of the Wall Street Journal and USA Today.


        Research:
          • Weight control
          • Smart shopping
          • Marketing nutrition
          • Greatest generation
          • Revitalizing brands
          • Branding commodities
          • Consumer research
          • Consumer panels
        Sponsors:
          • Sandsage Charitable Trust
          • Marketing Science Institute
          • Illinois Soy Association
          • Illinois Council on Food and Agricultural Research


                                           Contact Information
                                        Brian Wansink, Director
                                     Food and Brand Laboratory
                         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MC 706
                                           350 Commerce West
                                     Champaign, IL 61820-6980
                                         Phone: (217) 244-0208
                                           Fax: (217) 244-7969
                                      Email: wansink@uiuc.edu
                           Website: http://www.consumerpsychology.net


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                            Geographic Information Systems
                             and Spatial Analysis Laboratory

        The GIS and Spatial Analysis Laboratory is a part of the College of
        Veterinary Medicine at UIUC. The Laboratory incorporates spatial
        technologies and methods into research in animal health, disease
        mapping and surveillance, health ecology, and ecosystem analysis.
        The Laboratory encompasses a full range of technologies including
        digital mapping, analysis of remotely sensed imagery, spatial
        statistics and the use of global positioning systems.




        Spatial Analysis and Geospatial Technologies:

           •   Web-based animal disease mapping and reporting system
           •   Lyme disease predictive model
           •   Decline of Illinois cricket frogs, frog intersexuality rates and ecosystem
               health
           •   Implementation of GIS in departments of public health




                                          Contact Information
                               Marilyn Ruiz, Clinical Assistant Professor
                                 GIS and Spatial Analysis Laboratory
                                   Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
                                    College of Veterinary Medicine
                               University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                         Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building, MC 002
                                        2001 South Lincoln Ave.
                                            Urbana, IL 61801
                                         Phone: (217) 265-5115
                                          Fax: (217) 244-2439
                                        Email: moruiz@uiuc.edu
                             Website: http://maximus.cvm.uiuc.edu/gissa




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                  Human-Environment Research Laboratory

        The Human-Environment Research Laboratory was founded in 1993.
        The Laboratory studies the relationship between people and the
        physical environment. The mission statement of the Laboratory is to
        generate information about human-environment relationships to guide
        policy, planning, and design of environments. The Laboratory seeks
        to learn how to create environments in which individuals, families,
        and communities flourish and how to better involve people in the
        design, management, and stewardship of their local environments.
        The research settings of the lab are in urban public housing in
        Chicago, the urban rural fringe, farms, and highway corridors.


        Research Examining Creating Flourishing Environments:
          • Violence and aggression
          • Crime, safety and sense of safety
          • Strength of the community
          • Children in healthy development
          • Vitality in older adults
        Research Involving People in the Stewardship of their Environment:
          • Ecological restoration
          • Environment impact assessments
          • Design and care of outdoor spaces in urban public housing
          • Landscape design and maintenance of highway corridors
          • Sustainable farming practices, housing at the rural-urban fringe



                                           Contact Information
                          Frances E. Kuo, William C. Sullivan, Co-Directors
                             Human-Environment Research Laboratory
                         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MC 636
                                         1103 South Dorner Dr.
                                         Urbana, IL 61801-4778
                                         Phone: (217) 244-0930
                                           Fax: (217) 244-1507
                                      Email: herl@aces.uiuc.edu
                                  Website: http://www.herl.uiuc.edu



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                     Illinois Genetic Algorithms Laboratory

        The Illinois Genetic Algorithms Laboratory studies nature’s search
        algorithm of choice, genetics and evolution, as a practical approach
        to solving difficult problems on a computer. The research of the
        Laboratory is primarily focused on the development of a design
        theory for selector combinative genetic algorithms, the design and
        implementation of competent genetic algorithms (GA) selector
        combinative GAs, GAs, using selection and recombination that solve
        hard problems, the analysis and design of efficiency enhancement
        and the application of the aforementioned methods of practical
        problems. Funding sources include the Air Force Office of Scientific
        Research, the Air Force Materiel Command, the U.S. Air Force, the
        National Science Foundation and the U.S. Army Research
        Laboratory.


        Organizations:
           • Air Force Office of Scientific Research
           • Caterpillar Inc.
           • Deere & Company
           • i2 Technologies, Inc
           • IBM Corporation
           • National Science Foundation
           • NSF Design, Manufacture & Industrial Innovation
           • U.S. Army Research Laboratory
           • FX Palo Alto Laboratory

                                      Contact Information
                                   David E. Goldberg, Director
                            Illinois Genetic Algorithms Laboratory
                          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                              Department of General Engineering
                             117 Transportation Building, MC 238
                                    104 South Matthews Ave.
                                        Urbana, IL 61801
                                     Phone: (217) 333-0897
                                      Fax: (217) 244-5705
                                      Email: deg@uiuc.edu
                           Website: http://www-illigal.ge.uiuc.edu


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               Illinois Maize Breeding and Genetics Laboratory

        The Illinois Maize Breeding and Genetics Laboratory is a part of the
        College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. The
        Laboratory’s primary goals are to improve the grain yield and value-
        added traits of corn; improve the agronomic characteristics of corn,
        including resistance to disease; and provide educational opportunities
        for students that prepare them for careers in plant breeding, genetics,
        and pathology. The Laboratory’s research provides the industry with
        germplasm, and with specific characteristics that develop improved
        genetics.




        Endowments:

           •   Troyer-Darwin Fellowship- Darwin Traditional Corn Breeding Fellowship
           •   Ambrose Fellowship- William B and Nancy Ambrose Fellowship
           •   Endowed Fellowship Matching Program
           •   Illinois Maize Breeding and Genetics Laboratory




                                          Contact Information
                                       Torbert Rocheford, Director
                         The Illinois Maize Breeding and Genetics Laboratory
                              University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                                  AW-101
                                            1102 Turner Hall
                                          South Goodwin Ave.
                                         Urbana, IL 61801-4798
                                         Phone: (217) 333-9480
                                                 Fax: (217)
                                        Email: cropsci@uiuc.edu
                                  Website: http://imbgl.cropsci.uiuc.edu


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                                    Image Laboratory

        The Image Laboratory is a part of the College of Engineering. The
        Laboratory was established soon after the inception of the Beckman
        Institute in 1989. The main goal is to carry out government and
        industry funded research in Multimodal Human Computer Interaction
        and Multimedia Data Management.




        Research Projects:

                  •   Multimodal biometrics
                  •   Audio-visual speech recognition
                  •   People tracking in video
                  •   Emotion/affect recognition
                  •   Video structuring and indexing




                                      Contact Information
                                  Thomas S. Huang, Director
                                        Image Laboratory
                           University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                    2039 Beckman Institute
                                    405 North Mathews Ave.
                                        Urbana, IL 61801
                                     Phone: (217) 244-1638
                                      Fax: (217) 333-2922
                                  Email: huang@ifp.uiuc.edu




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                  Information Systems Research Laboratory

        The Information Systems Research Laboratory supports research
        into and about the design, impact, analysis, and evaluation of
        information technologies, including information and its properties,
        information services and access, and the creation/management of
        information content. Along with focused, single-area efforts, ISRL
        supports and facilitates multidisciplinary and collaborative research
        that involves Graduate School of Library Information Sciences
        investigators across differing subject areas, as well as Graduate
        School of Library Information Sciences collaborations with
        researchers in other academic and organizational units at UIUC and
        elsewhere.

        Projects:
           • Becoming VR-Savvy: Middle School Girls Learning and Building Virtual
              Words Together
           • Biological Information Browsing Environment
           • Biology Student Workbench
           • CANIS Community Architectures for Network Information Systems
           • The Cyberdocent
           • Digital Libraries Initiative Phase 2 Coordination
           • Distributed Collective Practices
           • Distributed Knowledge Research Collaborative
           • Electronic Publishing Research Group
           • Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education Program
           • Information and Discovery in Neuroscience
           • Inquiry: Constructing Meaning through Questions
           • Language Evolution

                                     Contact Information
                                 Kenneth A. Spelke, Director
                          Information Systems Research Laboratory
                          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                         340 Library and Information Science, MC 493
                                      501 East Daniel St.
                                  Champaign, IL 61820-6211
                                    Phone: (217) 244-1179
                                     Fax: (217) 244-3302
                                   Email: spelke@uiuc.edu
                                Website: http://www.lis.uiuc.edu
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                         Integrated Systems Laboratory

        The Integrated Systems Laboratory is advancing scientific
        understanding of human-computer interactions. The Laboratory’s
        mission is to support the integration of advanced technologies so the
        Institute researchers can conduct experiments in human multi-modal
        perception and cognition. In order to support the mission, the ISL
        maintains discrete laboratories allowing the incorporation of
        individualized multimodal control and monitoring technologies into
        advanced visualization environments, both immersive and ultra-high
        resolution.


        Laboratories:
           • Beckman CUBE™
           • Human Studies
           • Vertical Immersadesk™ with eye-tracking capabilities
           • Horizontal Immersadesk™
           • Beckman Institute Smart Car Initiative Testbed
           • Driving Simulator
           • Interactive Applications
           • High Resolution Display Wall
           • Tracked head mounted display
           • Applications development suite
           • Kinesiology motion capture studies



                                     Contact Information
                                 Hank Kaczmarski, Director
                               Integrated Systems Laboratory
                          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                              4361 Beckman Institute, MC 251
                                     405 North Matthews
                                       Urbana, IL 61801
                                    Phone: (217) 244-5412
                                     Fax: (217) 244-1827
                                  Email: hank@isl.uiuc.edu
                               Website: http://www.isl.uiuc.edu



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         Laboratory for Community and Economic Development
        The Laboratory for Community and Economic Development (LCED)
        is in the Department of Human and Community Development in the
        College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. The
        LCED coordinates research and educational programs in leaders,
        Cooperative Extension Service Educators and others across the
        country, bringing information and expertise to state and local policy
        makers, agricultural and business leaders, community leaders and
        Illinois citizens. The LCED provides a Community Development
        Toolbox that offers an online environment where rural people
        pursuing community development goals are empowered to make
        better decisions and solve community problems.

        Community Development Toolbox:
          • Community Benchmarking Tools:
               o Community Development Capacity Index
               o Telecommunications Infrastructure Readiness Index
               o eGovernment Readiness Index
          • Community Planning:
               o Strategic Planning
               o Scheduling Your Project Activities
               o Thumbs Up-Evaluating Community Websites
          • Tourism
               o Tourism Development Capacity Index
               o Assessing and Developing Tourism Resources
               o Retention and Expansion Program for Travel and Tourism
                  Businesses
          • Community Surveys:
               o Conducting a Survey in Your Community

                                       Contact Information
                                       Anne Silvis, Director
                     Laboratory for Community and Economic Development
                           University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                     222 Bevier Hall, MC 180
                                     905 South Goodwin Ave.
                                        Urbana, IL 61801
                                      Phone: (217) 244-0120
                                       Fax: (217) 244-7877
                                      Email: asilvis@uiuc.edu
                      Website: http://www.communitydevelopment.uiuc.edu

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                    Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics
        Established in 1986, the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics is a
        national research resource in biomedical fluorescence spectroscopy.
        The Laboratory is supported by the National Center for Research
        Resources division of the National Institutes of Health and the
        University of Illinois. The aims of the LFD are to provide a state-of-
        the-art laboratory for fluorescence measurements with technical
        assistance to visiting scientists and to design, test, and implement
        advances in the technology, especially in hardware, automation
        software, and applications to the biomedical community. The facility
        charges no user fees, except in the case of technical testing or
        sponsored research.

        Research Equipment:
          • High Performance Microscope
          • 2-Photon Microscope
          • Fluctuation Correlation Spectroscopy
          • Stopped Flow Fluorescence
          • 2-Dimensional Fluorescence Lifetime Detection
          • Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging
          • Photon Migration
          • Pump-Probe Spectroscopy
        Resources:
          • Steady State Fluorescence
          • Time-resolved Fluorescence
          • Fluorescence Microscopy
          • Data Analysis Facility
          • Biochemistry Laboratory


                                          Contact Information
                         William W. Mantulin, Theodore Hazlett, Co-Directors
                               University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                              184 Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics
                                   Department of Physics, MC 704
                                           1110 W. Green St.
                                         Urbana, IL 61801-3080
                                         Phone: (217) 244-5620
                                          Fax: (217) 244-7187
                                          Email: lfd@uiuc.edu
                                      Website: http://lfd.uiuc.edu
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                             Land Use Evolution and Impact
                             Assessment Model Laboratory

        The Land Use Evolution and Impact Assessment Model Laboratory
        (LEAM) is a part of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning
        and the Department of Geography. LEAM is a computer-based tool
        that simulates land-use change across space and time. The mission
        of LEAM group is to help others understand the relationships
        between human economic/cultural activities and biophysical cycles
        from a changing land use perspective. Planners, policymakers,
        interest groups and laypersons use LEAM to visualize and test the
        impact of policy decisions.


        LEAM Projects:
          • Gateway LEAM (gLEAM): This model will catalyze a dialogue and
             partnership among local governments, public agencies, the private sector
             and area citizens in both the Illinois and Missouri sides of the greater St.
             Louis metropolitan region.
          • Tri-County Region: Peoria Illinois (pLEAM): Citizens and local officials
             consider the feasibility of Smart Growth solutions to guide future land use
             decisions in the counties of Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford.
          • Fort Benning, Georgia/Alabama (mLEAM): This LEAM model
             addresses the stressors and impacts that potentially may impact training
             activities on the base itself.
          • Kane County, Illinois: Kane is experiencing pressure to develop. Early
             simulations of Dundee Township show that policy decisions to either
             encourage or discourage growth have lasting land-use pattern
             ramifications.

                                          Contact Information
                                           Brian Deal, Director
                                      LEAM Modeling Laboratory
                             University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                        310 Noble Hall, MC 549
                                         1209 South First Street
                                          Champaign, IL 61820
                                         Phone: (217) 333-5172
                                          Fax: (217) 244-1717
                                         Email: deal@uiuc.edu
                         Website: http://www.rehearsal.uiuc.edu/projects/leam

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                         Mass Spectrometry Laboratory


        The Mass Spectrometry Laboratory provides services with
        capabilities in all modern methods of organic and biological mass
        spectrometry. The Laboratory has different types of spectrums and
        ionization techniques. The MSL accepts samples from submitters to
        be analyzed in the laboratory.




        Ionization Techniques:
           • Small Volatile Molecules
           • Small or Large Non-Volatile Molecules
           • Mixtures
        Instrumentation:
           • Large Molecules, Proteomics, LC/MS
           • Small Molecules (EI, CI, FI, FD,FAB)




                                    Contact Information
                                   Vera V. Mainz, Director
                              Mass Spectrometry Laboratory
                         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                              31 Noyes Laboratory Box 51-1
                                    600 South Matthews
                                      Urbana, IL 61801
                                   Phone: (217) 333-2545
                                    Fax: (217) 333-6367
                             Email: maniz@aries.scs.uiuc.edu
                         Website: http://www.scs.uiuc.edu/~msweb/




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                     Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory

        The Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory’s mission is to create,
        support, and sustain an environment to facilitate advanced research
        in photonics, microelectronics, biotechnology and nanotechnology for
        the benefit of the University community, the State of the Illinois, and
        society as a whole. The Laboratory facilitates four types of research
        programs; Optoelectronics and Photonic Systems, Microelectronics
        for Wireless Communications, Microelectromechanical Systems, and
        Nanobiosystems.



        Equipment:
          • Electron Beam Lithography
          • Optical Lithography
          • Scanning Electron Microscopy
          • Etching
          • Metallization
          • Chemical Vapor Deposition
          • E-Beam Chemistry
          • General Chemistry
          • Diffusion/Oxidation/Anneal
          • Characterization and Analysis
          • Packaging




                                           Contact Information
                                      Ilesanmi Adesida, Director
                               Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory
                         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MC 249
                                           208 North Wright St.
                                            Urbana, IL 61801
                                         Phone: (217) 333-3097
                                           Fax: (217) 244-6375
                                      Email: iadesida@uiuc.edu
                                 Website: http://www.micro.uiuc.edu



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                    National Soybean Research Laboratory

        Founded in 1993, the National Soybean Research Laboratory is
        involved in being an information source in the latest soybean
        research. The mission of the Laboratory is to assist in expanding the
        scope, size, and profitability of the U.S. soybean industry. More than
        60 faculty, graduate students, administrative staff, the Illinois Natural
        History Survey and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are a part of
        the research team. The Laboratory receives funding from; the
        University of Illinois, Agriculture Research Service of the U.S.
        Department of Agriculture, federal and state funds administered by
        the Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences office, gifts,
        grants, and contracts with federal, state agencies and private firms.


        Research Themes:
          • Feed Utilization: The Soy/Swine Nutrition Research Program is a
             proactive step by soybean producers to create the necessary knowledge
             base to prevent the loss of markets, add to the value of swine, and gain
             global market share
          • Food Uses: Better employment of soybeans as a source of vegetable
             protein in human food
          • Soybean Productivity: Launched initiatives to expand the North
             American soybean germplasm base
          • Market Channel: Taken a leading role in assisting the soybean
             community to use emerging technologies in ways that will position it at the
             forefront of the new information age.


                                      Contact Information
                                    Steve Pueppke, Director
                            170 National Soybean Research Center
                           University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                    1101 West Peabody Dr.
                                        Urbana, IL 61801
                                     Phone: (217) 244-1706
                                      Fax: (217) 244-1707
                                      Email: nsrl@uiuc.edu
                               Website: http://www.nsrl.uiuc.edu/




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                         Parallel Programming Laboratory

        The Parallel Programming Laboratory’s main goal is to develop
        technology that improves performance of parallel applications while
        improving programmer productivity. The Laboratory aims to reach a
        point where its freely distributed software base, complex irregular and
        dynamic applications can be developed quickly, and perform scalably
        on machines with thousands of processors.




        Research:
          • Runtime Systems and Tools
          • Grid and Clusters
          • Frameworks
          • Parallel Language/Paradigms
          • Libraries and Algorithms
          • Scientific Applications




                                     Contact Information
                                      L.V. Kale, Director
                              Parallel Programming Laboratory
                          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                              Department of Computer Science
                              2508 Digital Computer Laboratory
                                    1304 West Springfield
                                       Urbana, IL 61801
                                    Phone: (217) 333-5227
                                   Email: kale@cs.uiuc.edu
                              Website: http://charm.cs.uiuc.edu




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                          Real-Time Systems Laboratory

        Established in the 1970’s, the Real-Time Systems Laboratory
        performs research on all aspects of real-time computing systems. It
        is necessary for real-time systems to produce logically correct results
        and within certain timing constraints. The Laboratory’s research is
        important     to   systems     such     as;   automated      factories,
        telecommunication systems, defense systems, space systems, and
        smart spaces. The Laboratory’s research areas include; open real-
        time systems, Qos driven real-time scheduling and communication
        protocols, integrated design of controllers and real-time schedulers,
        the integration between real-time, fault tolerant and security
        protocols, and robust dynamic real-time architecture for network
        devices and smart spaces.


        RTSL is working on:

           •   Models to understand, track, and constrain the proliferation of dependency
               relations in large embedded system networks
           •   Protocols to support coherent real-time updates to distributed dependency
               tracking data structures
           •   Protocols to ensure consistency in concurrent updates and notifications in
               distributed monitoring and tracking of device inter-dependency




                                      Contact Information
                                        Lui Sha, Director
                                Real-Time Systems Laboratory
                           University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                               Department of Computer Science
                                 Digital Computer Laboratory
                                     1304 West Springfield
                                        Urbana, IL 61801
                                     Phone: (217) 244-6813
                                      Email: lrs@uiuc.edu
                              Website: http://www-rtsl.cs.uiuc.edu




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                 Regional Economic Applications Laboratory

        The Regional Economics Applications Laboratory is a cooperative
        venture with the University of Illinois and the Federal Reserve Bank of
        Chicago. The mission of the Laboratory is to provide timely, high
        quality analytical economic information for a variety of uses such as
        public policy decision-making by public sector agencies and for
        strategic marketing in the private sector. REAL’s primary focus is on
        the Midwest; currently two projects are under construction in Brazil
        and the Jakarta Metropolitan region. The staff is comprised of people
        from the University and the Federal Reserve Bank, as well as
        graduate students from the departments of economics, geography,
        urban and regional planning, computer science, and mathematics.


        Products and Services:
           • Regional Models: Allow forecasting and impact of analysis of economic
             events for specific geographic areas
           • Impact Analysis: Studies that estimate the impacts that various economic
             activities, or events, can have on a region’s economy
           • Occupational Toolbox: A software tool designed for educational and
             other institutions that give occupational supply and demand along with
             other supporting information for a specific geographic region
           • Special Projects and Studies
           • Collaborations with other Research Institutes



                                     Contact Information
                               Geoffrey J.D. Hewings, Director
                         Regional Economics Applications Laboratory
                          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                220 Davenport Hall, MC 150
                                   607 South Matthews St.
                                    Urbana, IL 61801-3671
                                    Phone: (217) 333-4740
                                     Fax: (217) 244-9339
                                  Email: hewings@uiuc.edu
                           Website: http://www2.uiuc.edu/unit/real




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               Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory

        The Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory was established
        in 1962. The Laboratory is an interdisciplinary research laboratory
        focused on fundamental issues in materials science. The Laboratory
        is a part of the College of Engineering and also has attributes in the
        Department of Energy National Laboratory, including the operation of
        the Department Of Energy National Electron Beam User’s Center.
        Research is supported by the Department of Energy, Office of Basic
        Energy Sciences, Materials Sciences and Engineering Division, the
        University of Illinois, and other Federal agencies and industry.


        Affiliated Departments:
           • Chemistry
           • Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering
           • Physics
           • Materials Science and Engineering
           • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
           • Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering
           • Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
        Research Areas:
           • Surface, Interface, and Thin Film Science
           • Nanoscale Synthesis and Mesoscale Engineering
           • Complex Materials Systems
           • Solid-Liquid Interface Science and Confined Fluids



                                           Contact Information
                                       Ralph G. Nuzzo, Director
                           Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory
                         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MC 230
                                       104 South Goodwin Ave.
                                            Urbana, IL 61801
                                         Phone: (217) 333-1370
                                           Fax: (217) 244-2278
                                       Email: r-nuzzo@uiuc.edu
                                  Website: http://www.mrl.uiuc.edu




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               Space Sciences and Remote Sensing Laboratories

        The Space Sciences and Remote Sensing Laboratories is a part of
        the College of Engineering. The Laboratories research is in engaged
        in a wide variety of studies of the earth’s atmosphere and near-space
        environment. Research focuses on environmental issues, including
        global atmospheric change. Funding for the Laboratories are
        provided by the National Science Foundation, the National
        Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Department of
        Defense.



        Laboratories:

           •    Aeronomy Laboratory studies the upper atmosphere and is interested in
                the ionosphere, a region that affects communication signals.
           •    Electro-Optic Systems Laboratory studies the mesosphere and lower
                thermosphere and is vital to the understanding of climatic changes around
                the world.
           •    Wave Propagation Laboratory studies the upper atmosphere and is
                interested in the ionosphere, a region that affects communication signals.




                                        Contact Information
                        Erhan Kudeki and Gary Swenson, Co-Directors
                       Space Sciences and Remote Sensing Laboratories
                           University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                         313 Coordinated Science Laboratory, MC 228
                                         1308 West Main St.
                                          Urbana, IL 61801
                                       Phone: (217) 333-9705
                                        Fax: (217) 333-4303
                       Email: rehan@ky.csl.uiuc.edu, swenson1@uiuc.edu
                      Website: http://eoslserver.csl.uiuc.edu/home/index.html




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                            Spatial Analysis Laboratory
        The Spatial Analysis Laboratory is a part of the Department of
        Agricultural and Consumer Economics. The Laboratory is a research
        unit devoted to the development, implementation and application of
        state-of-the-art methods of spatial analysis to policy issues in
        agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences. The objective of
        SAL is to increase the knowledge and use of spatial analysis
        techniques, and enable researchers to avoid problems related to
        relying on non-spatial methods in research areas where space
        matters.      Projects are funded through the National Science
        Foundation, the National Cancer Institute, Association of Teachers of
        Preventive Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and
        the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

        Projects:
           • Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science is devoted to “Spatial
              Analytic Tools” for the social sciences
           • Geovisualization and Spatial Analysis of Cancer Data’s goal is to
              develop, implement, assess and disseminate the next generation of cross-
              platform, visually-enabled geospatial analysis methods and tools to
              support cancer-related public health research and policy
           • Prostate Cancer ESDA and Spatial Statistics develop, evaluate and
              implement a collection of analytical tools that explicitly leverage
              geographic information to assist state Comprehensive Cancer Control
              (CCC) programs in the identification of interesting patterns in prostate
              cancer
           • Web-Based Tools for the Exploration of Spatial Data deals with the
              extension of internet-based geographic information systems with
              functionality for exploratory spatial data analysis

                                     Contact Information
                                     Luc Anselin, Director
                                 Spatial Analysis Laboratory
                          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                 326 Mumford Hall, MC 710
                                    1301 West Gregory Dr.
                                       Urbana, IL 61801
                                    Phone: (217) 333-7608
                                     Fax: (217) 333-5538
                                   Email: anselin@uiuc.edu
                             Website: http://sal.agecon.uiuc.edu

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                         Varian Oxford Instruments Center
                          for Excellence NMR Laboratory

        The Varian Oxford Instruments Center for Excellence Nuclear
        Magnetic Resonance Laboratory is an academic laboratory. The
        primary function of this Laboratory is to provide the highest level of
        NMR service to the students and faculty of the University of Illinois.
        There are seven NMR spectrometers housed in three different
        locations; Rodger Adams Laboratory, Noyes Laboratory, and
        Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory. The Laboratory employs
        four spectroscopists to operate and maintain equipment in the
        laboratory and assists in its use.



        Equipment:

           •   Varian Unity Inova 500NB MHz Spectrometer - ui500nb
           •   Varian Unity 500 MHz Spectrometer - u500
           •   Varian Unity 400 MHz Spectrometer - u400
           •   Varian Unity Inova 600 MHz Spectrometer - ui600
           •   Varian Infinity Plus 500WB MHz Spectrometer - i+500wb
           •   Varian Unity Inova 300WB MHz Spectrometer - ui300wb
           •   Varian Unity Inova 750 MHz Spectrometer - Keck 750




                                      Contact Information
                                     Vera V. Mainz, Director
                Varian Oxford Instruments Center for Excellence NMR Laboratory
                                  School of Chemical Sciences
                           University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                           142B Rodger Adams Laboratory, MC 712
                                      600 South Matthews
                                        Urbana, IL 61801
                                     Phone: (217) 244-0564
                                      Fax: (217) 244-8068
                                Email: maniz@aries.scs.uiuc.edu
                 Website: http://www.scs.uiuc.edu/~mainzv/VOICE_NMR_Lab/



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                         Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

        The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is a part of the College of
        Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This
        Laboratory is a part of a four laboratory system that serves the entire
        state. Other Laboratories are located in Galesburg, Centralia, and
        Springfield. The Laboratory provides public service, teaching and
        research to the state and the university research and teaching
        communities. All four Laboratories are full service laboratories that
        provide diagnostic medical testing to assist veterinarians and public
        officials in identifying and controlling disease conditions affecting
        animals, animals industries, and public health.


        Staff Composed of:
           • Pathologists
           • Clinical Patholigists
           • Histotechnologists
           • Microbiologists
           • Virologists
           • Immunologists
           • Toxicologists
           • Chemists
           • Microscopists
           • Parasitologists
           • Serologists


                                      Contact Information
                                    John Andrews, Director
                               Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
                                College of Veterinary Medicine
                          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                   1224 Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building, MC 002
                                    2001 South Lincoln Ave.
                                       Urbana, IL 61802
                                     Phone: (217) 333-1620
                                      Fax: (217) 244-2439
                                   Email: jjandrew@uiuc.edu
                             Website: http://www.cvm.uiuc.edu/vdl


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                           Office of Accounting Research

        The Office of Accounting Research was established in 1993 as a part
        of the Department of Accountancy. The OAR was founded in honor
        of Professors Norton M. Bedford and Robert K. Mautz who are
        considered to be two of the leading accounting educators and
        scholars of this century. The mission of the Office is to foster
        research that will advance the study and practice of accountancy and
        to strengthen the links between the teaching and research missions
        of the Department of Accountancy and provide increased
        opportunities for interactions among students, scholars, and
        professionals of the field. The OAR is supported through competitive
        grants and private contributions.

        Goals:

           •   To support faculty and doctoral student research by providing research
               grants, travel funds, research assistance, research-related data and
               materials, and other staff and institutional support
           •   To disseminate research results to the academic and professional
               communities through publications, conferences, and symposia and to
               foster interactions among University of Illinois accounting researchers and
               accounting scholars at institutions worldwide
           •   To develop state-of-the-art facilities for research and experimentation in
               accounting
           •   To involve accounting professionals in the teaching and research
               programs of the Department of Accountancy and the Office of Accounting
               Research


                                        Contact Information
                                         Paul Beck, Director
                                   Office of Accounting Research
                             University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                     293 Wholers Hall, MC 706
                                        1206 South Sixth St.
                                        Champaign, IL 61820
                                       Phone: (217) 333-4563
                                        Fax: (217) 244-0902
                                      Email: acctres@uiuc.edu
                 Website: http://www.business.uiuc.edu/accountancy/dept/oar.html

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                            Office for Banking Research

        The Office for Banking Research is a part of the College of Business.
        The OBR provides a forum in which bankers, regulators, and
        academics can discuss and analyze issues and problems facing
        banks in today’s rapidly changing competitive environment. The OBR
        both meets the needs of bankers and academic researchers by
        providing the resources for needs of bankers with the interests with
        expertise of academic researchers in the field of banking.


        Research:

           •   Research: Projects focus on topics of current interest to members of the
               banking community, such as CRA compliance, loan pricing, bank
               consolidations, strategies for raising capital, and interest rate risk
               management
           •   Consulting: Faculty Associates are available for consulting projects. OBR
               matches individual faculty expertise with the specific needs of banks
           •   Executive Education: OBR sponsors workshops and seminars that
               provide information about the implications of both economic and
               regulatory changes and the training necessary to deal with them




                                       Contact Information
                      Charles M. Kahn, George Pennacchi. Co-Directors
                                        College of Business
                            University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                  430 Commerce West Building
                                       1206 South Sixth St.
                                       Champaign, IL 61820
                                      Phone: (217) 333-2813
                                       Fax: (217) 244-9867
                                     Email: c-kahn@uiuc.edu
                Website: http://www.business.uiuc.edu/research/Centers/obr.html




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                   Office for Futures and Options Research

        The Office for Futures and Options Research bridges the teaching
        and research programs in the Department of Agricultural and
        Consumer Economics and the Department of Finance. The OFOR
        promotes and enhances scholarly research and learning of futures,
        options, and derivative markets. The Office provides opportunities for
        the dissemination of information through many written and verbal
        outlets, classroom instruction, and various education programs.


        Resources:

           •   Working Papers
           •   Web Resources
                 o U.S. and World Commodity Futures Exchanges
                 o U.S. Stock and Options Exchanges
                 o World Stock and Options Exchanges
                 o Commodity Prices and Outlook
                 o Research
                 o Bibliographies
                 o Government
                 o Federal Reserve Sites
           •   OFOR Publications



                                    Contact Information
                                   Philip Garcia, Director
                         Office for Futures and Options Research
                         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                      332 Mumford Hall
                                     1301 Gregory Drive
                                      Urbana, IL 61801
                                   Phone: (217) 333-1811
                                    Fax: (217) 333-5538
                                 Email: p-garcia@uiuc.edu
                          Website: http://www.ace.uiuc.edu/ofor




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                            Office for Real Estate Research

        The Office of Real Estate Research was created in 1980. The Office
        is a part of the Bureau of Economic and Business Research.
        Funding for the Office comes from the Real Estate Research and
        Education Fund in the State Treasury. The three main functions of
        the Office are to conduct and foster research on problems related to
        real estate in Illinois, communicate the results of applied research to
        the consumers and producers of real estate services through a paper
        series, speakers, and articles and to promote the ongoing
        development of real estate education at the UIUC and throughout
        Illinois.



        Financial Assistance through the Office:
           • The Chicago Association of Realtors® Scholarship
           • The Morgan L. Fitch Scholarship
           • The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® Scholarship
           • The Commercial-Investment Real Estate Council
           • The First Site Commercial Properties Scholarship
           • The Illinois Minority Scholarship Program




                                         Contact Information
                                      Roger Cannaday, Director
                                   Office of Real Estate Research
                           Bureau of Economic and Business Research
                            University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                   304 David Kinley Hall, MC 706
                                        1407 West Gregory Dr.
                                           Urbana, IL 61801
                                             Phone: (217)
                                          Fax: (217) 244-9867
                                         Email: orer@uiuc.edu
                         Website: http://www.business.uiuc.edu/orer/orer.htm



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                  Varietal Information Program for Soybeans

        The Varietal Information Program for Soybeans (VIPS) is a part of the
        Department of Crop Sciences and is affiliated with the National
        Soybean Laboratory. The VIPS is made up of two separate
        programs VIPS (formerly VIPSproduction) and VIPS composition.
        The Program is a tool for the analysis of the performance of soybean
        varieties. VIPS includes a broad spectrum of information on most of
        the soybean varieties included in the University of Illinois trials since
        1998 to the present. For 2004, VIOS includes variety performance
        data for over 850 varieties from 72 seed companies. Included in the
        variety comparisons are yield data, protein and oil content data and
        disease resistance data.



        Varietal Disease Resistance Data:

           •   Soybean Cyst Nematode
           •   Sudden Death Syndrome
           •   Aphids
           •   White Mold
           •   Soybean Mosaic Virus
           •   Green Stem
           •   Phytophthora Root Rot
           •   Soybean Rust



                                       Contact Information
                             Pradeep Khanna, Program Coordinator
                    Associate Director of the National Soybean Laboratory
                           Varietal Information Program for Soybeans
                           University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                       170 National Soybean Research Center, MC 637
                                       1101 West Peabody
                                         Urbana, IL 61801
                                      Phone: (217) 265-0780
                                       Fax: (217) 244-1707
                                    Email: pkhanna@uiuc.edu
                 Website: http://web.aces.uiuc.edu/vips/v2home/vips2home.cfm

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                               Variety Testing Program

        Established in 1934, the Variety Testing Program is a part of the
        College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.
        Crop performance tests are conducted annually to provide farmers,
        extension personnel, and private seed companies with agronomic
        information on hybrids and varieties of the major Illinois field crops.
        The trials are professionally managed and conducted in a research-
        based manner to minimize variability and insure the integrity of the
        results.


        Available Performance Reports:

           •   Commercial corn
           •   Conventional and roundup resistant soybeans
           •   Forage crops
           •   Wheat
           •   Sorghum



                                      Contact Information
                         Corn, Sorghum and Soybean Correspondence:
                                        Ralph W. Esgar
                                    Variety Testing Program
                                   1102 South Goodwin Ave.
                                       Urbana, IL 61801
                                     Phone: (217) 333-1194
                                      Fax: (217) 244-5524
                                    Email: resgar@uiuc.edu

                             Alfalfa and Wheat Correspondence:
                                           Darin Joos
                                    Variety Testing Program
                                   1102 South Goodwin Ave.
                                       Urbana, IL 61801
                                     Phone: (217) 333-1194
                                      Fax: (217) 244-5524
                                      Email: joos@uiuc.edu

                               Website: http://vt.cropsci.uiuc.edu/
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                     East St. Louis Action Research Project

        The East St. Louis Action Research Project (ESLARP) combines
        faculty and students from several campus units from the University of
        Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and East St. Louis neighborhood
        groups. ESLARP focuses the programs efforts towards the
        collaboration of participants on highly tangible and visible projects
        that address the immediate and long-term needs of some of the city’s
        most distressed communities. The Project has grown to help
        adjacent communities: Alorton, Brooklyn, Centerville and Washington
        Park. Since 1990, the program has produced results in communities
        where residents are mobilizing to address pressing social, economic,
        and environmental problems.


        Collaborating Units:

           •   College of Fine and Applied Arts
           •   Department of Urban and Regional Planning
           •   Department of Landscape Architecture
           •   School of Architecture
           •   College of Law
           •   Prairienet Community Network
           •   The Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences
           •   Department of Leisure Studies




                                      Contact Information
                                Michael J. Andrejasich, Director
                           University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                          326 Noble Hall
                                          1209 South St.
                                      Champaign, IL 61820
                                     Phone: (217) 333-1330
                                      Fax: (217) 244-9320
                                    Email: eslarp@uiuc.edu
                             Website: http://www.eslarp.uiuc.edu



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