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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Imaging techniques Engineering & Materials Science
Polymers Chemical Compounds
Brain Medicine & Life Sciences
Experiments Engineering & Materials Science
Photonic crystals Engineering & Materials Science
Nanoparticles Chemical Compounds
Sensors Engineering & Materials Science
Bees Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1870 2018

A bank angle protection method based on exponential potential functions

Sun, D. & Hovakimyan, N. Jan 1 2018 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control. 210039 ed. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA

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

Aircraft models

A comparison of online and offline measures of good-enough processing in garden-path sentences

Qian, Z., Garnsey, S. & Christianson, K. Feb 7 2018 In : Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. 33, 2, p. 227-254 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Acoustic band gaps and elastic stiffness of PMMA cellular solids based on triply periodic minimal surfaces

Abueidda, D. W., Jasiuk, I. & Sobh, N. A. May 5 2018 In : Materials and Design. 145, p. 20-27 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polymethyl Methacrylate
Energy gap


Tweet volumes in American cities

Gross, A., Varshney, L. R., Murthy, D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016


The Visual-Inertial Canoe Dataset

Miller, M. A. (Creator), Chung, S. (Creator), Hutchinson, S. A. (Creator), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Nov 14 2017


Activities 2007 2018

  • 26 Invited talk
  • 13 Editorial activity
  • 1 Types of Award - Fellowship awarded competitively
  • 1 Other

The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology (Journal)

Murphy, C. (Editorial board member)
2016 → …

Activity: Editorial activity

University Design – Inclusive Design

Deana C McDonagh (Speaker)
Mar 2015

Activity: Invited talk

Empathic Design: Ensuring Products Provide Joy Throughout Our Lives

Deana C McDonagh (Speaker)
Aug 2017

Activity: Invited talk

Press / Media

Faculty members selected for distinguished chairs

Antoinette M Burton, Nathan Gunn, Stephen P Long & Jeffrey S Moore


1 media contribution

Press / Media: Research

Honors & Recognition