Collaborative Facilities Across Campus

Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS)

The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, CHESS, is a high-intensity X-ray source primarily supported by the National Science Foundation which provides our users state-of-the-art synchrotron radiation facilities for research in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Environmental and Materials Sciences.

Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR)

The CCMR currently supports three Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs) and a number of smaller ‘seed’ research groups through an NSF MRSEC grant and Cornell University support. Each group brings researchers from a variety of different departments together to work on an outstanding interdisciplinary problem in materials research and development.

Cornell Nanoscale Facility (CNF)

CNF is a world-class facility for micro and nanofabrication. Operating as an open user facility we assist users from across the country and around the world. Over 500 different individuals use CNF facilities every year. They include undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and professionals, both those experienced in nanotechnology as well as novices.

Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability

The Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability is the hub of collaborative sustainability research at Cornell University, forging vital connections among researchers, students, staff, and external partners. The center’s funding and programming accelerate groundbreaking research within and across all of Cornell’s colleges and schools.

Cornell Energy Systems Institute (CESI)

CESI serves as a hub for subject matter experts and multi-user facilities designed to translate energy-focused research discoveries to prototypes, and prototypes to commercial practice. The goal of CESI is to accelerate the discovery and commercialization of materials, devices, and intelligent systems designs required to lower cost, improve performance, and reduce humanity's carbon footprint. 

Biotechnology Resource Center

Each year, the Biotechnology Resource Center (BRC) serves over 600 principal investigators (PIs) internal and external to Cornell. Cornell PIs that use BRC services belong to over 10 different colleges. External PIs are academics from other institutions, but also belong to corporations, government, and public agencies.

Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM)

The Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM) helps users design and create new interface materials—materials that do not exist in nature—with unprecedented properties for the next generation of electronic devices.