Office of Research

ACES-Affliated Research Centers & Institutes

Below are links to some of the research centers, labs, and institutes associated with the College of ACES.

     ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss

             An international information and technology hub for evaluating, creating and disseminating economically viable technologies, practices, and systems that reduce postharvest losses of commodities, including rice, wheat, maize, and oilseeds.

  • Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory
    Works closely with the nine University of Illinois colleges, multiple disciplinary and professional units, and faculty and students to facilitate campus outreach, teaching, and research in areas related to bioenergy.
  • Center for Agricultural, Biomedical, and Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology (CABPN)
    An industry-university cooperative research center in cooperation with the National Science Foundation.  The College of ACES and the U of I College of Engineering collaborate on proposals for research projects in the center.
  • Erosion Control Research and Training Center
    A demonstration, training, and research center for the Illinois Department of Transportation and other possible partners.
  • Family Resiliency Center
    Dedicated to advancing knowledge and practices that strengthen families’ abilities to meet life’s challenges and thrive.
  • Illinois Gap Analysis Project
    Provides focus and direction for proactive land management activities at the community and landscape levels.
  • Illinois Plant Breeding Center (IPBC)
    The IPBC mission is to educate future generations of plant breeders (i.e., those involved in all areas related to cultivar improvement and seed product development) and provide on-going support through continuing education.
  • Illinois Natural History Survey Prairie Research Institute
    A state institution conducting research on the taxonomy, ecology, and management of insects, plants, and animals. Online research databases, research project pages, survey publications, contacts, and history.
  • Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
    Dedicated to transformative research in agriculture, human health, the environment, and energy use and production. 
  • Landscape and Human Health Laboratory
    Examines ways in which the physical environment affects the healthy functioning of individuals, families, and communities, and ways that people can participate in shaping the environment.
  • National Soybean Research Laboratory (NSRL)
    Provides leadership in applying innovative approaches to meeting rapidly changing research and development needs in the soybean industry.
  • Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL)
    The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Soybean Value Chain Research (SIL) is housed at the University of Illinois and is USAID’s only comprehensive program dedicated to soybean technical knowledge and innovation. SIL’s international team of tropical soybean experts provides direct support to researchers, private sector firms, non-governmental organizations, extensionists, agronomists, technicians, and farmer associations tasked with soybean development.