Organization profile

Organization profile

Since 1989, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has fostered interdisciplinary work of the highest quality, transcending many of the limitations inherent in traditional university organizations and structures. The Institute was founded on the premise that reducing barriers between traditional scientific and technological disciplines can yield research advances that more conventional approaches cannot.

Research themes at Beckman are regularly reviewed to provide an agile research environment based on new directions proposed by faculty. Dynamic faculty-led research groups are located within the main research themes of the institute: Intelligent Systems, Integrative Imaging, and Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures.

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Brain Medicine & Life Sciences
Experiments Engineering & Materials Science
Imaging techniques Engineering & Materials Science
Edema Disease of Swine Chemical Compounds
Proteins Medicine & Life Sciences
Anthralin Chemical Compounds
Temperature Engineering & Materials Science
Acetanilides Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 1870 2018

Empathy, design and human factors

Woodcock, A., McDonagh, D., Osmond, J. & Scott, W. 2018 Advances in Usability and User Experience - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Usability and User Experience, 2017. Springer Verlag, Vol. 607, p. 569-579 11 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 607)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Human engineering

Exploring two design processes: Slow and fast

Shin, C. & Thomas, J. 2018 Advances in Affective and Pleasurable Design - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Affective and Pleasurable Design, 2017. Springer Verlag, Vol. 585, p. 3-15 13 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 585)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Product development
Product design

Integrated spectroscopic analysis system with low vertical height for measuring liquid or solid assays

Wan, Y., Carlson, J. A., Al-Mulla, S. A., Peng, W., Long, K. D., Kesler, B. A., Su, P., Dallesasse, J. M. & Cunningham, B. T. Feb 1 2018 In : Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical. 255, p. 935-943 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Birth Certificates
Butylene Glycols

Activities 1998 2017

  • 46 Invited talk
  • 12 Types of Award - Fellowship awarded competitively
  • 8 Editorial activity
  • 1 Other

Choosing Risks in Public Policy

Colleen Murphy (Speaker)
Apr 2015

Activity: Invited talk

Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowship

Colleen Murphy (Recipient)

Activity: Types of Award - Fellowship awarded competitively

Honors & Recognition

College of Liberal Arts Montague Scholar

Colleen Murphy (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Other distinction

Finalist, Dockweiler Award

Colleen Murphy (Recipient), May 1997

Prize: Other distinction