Labs & Core Facilities

Biomed Shared Resource Facilities


Center for Advanced Materials Research Facilities



    Center for Computation and Visualization


    Environmental Chemistry Facilities


      Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation Facilities

      • Electron Microscope Facility
      • Microelectronics Facility
      • Joint Engineering/Physics Instrument Shop (JEPIS) Machine Shop
      • X-Ray Diffraction Facility



      Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
      Artificial intelligence research in the AI laboratory is focused on theoretical and empirical studies involving problems ranging from natural language interpretation and machine perception to mobile robotics and disembodied agents, such as those employed in searching the web.
      Bioengineering Laboratory
      The Bioengineering Laboratory, in partnership with Rhode Island Hospital, performs studies from a biomechanical perspective on the normal and pathological musculoskeletal system and on sports injury prevention. 


      Display and Photonics Laboratories
      The display lab focuses on liquid crystal and polymer materials for flat-panel display, telecommunications and electro-optic applications.


      Laboratory for Engineering Man/Machine Systems (LEMS)
      The Laboratory for Engineering Man/Machine Systems provides a space for collaborative research on the design and analysis of intelligent computer systems.


      Laboratories for Molecular Medicine
      The Laboratories for Molecular Medicine are comprised of three different facilities for multi-disciplinary study, from basic molecular research to the development of new approaches to clinical care.  All research is undertaken with the aim of better understanding human health and disease.


      Biomedical Engineering Laboratory
      The Biomedical Engineering laboratory uses microfluidic devices to investigate clinical applications involving infections disease, protein structure and basic questions regarding biolgical molecules. The laboratory has an active research program with interfaces between Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering.


      Multidisciplinary Laboratory

      The Multidisciplinary Laboratory provides technical and audiovisual support to the Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown to promote efficient and economical use of space and equipment. The sharing of a common inventory of equipment and physical facilities, together with its own technical staff, has allowed all departments greater flexibility in designing their laboratory exercises.


      Nano & Micromechanics Laboratory
      The Nano & Micromechanics Laboratory is part of the Mechanics of Solids and Structures Group in the Division of Engineering. Research and education carried out in this laboratory are associated with the experimental, computational, and conceptual study of nanomechanics and micromechanics of materials.


      Optoelectronics and Emerging Technologies Laboratory
      The Optoelectronics and Emerging Technologies Laboratory provides a research environment for students to explore the emerging cross-disciplinary research fields in nanoscale device and circuit design and nanobiology.


      Picosecond Ultrasonics Laboratory
      First developed in this laboratory, the picosecond ultrasonics technique is used to study the thermal conductivity of films, surface acoustic phonons, and acoustic solitons in various nanostructures. Picosecond ultrasonics has been established as a technique for non-destructively measuring sound velocity and attenuation at frequencies between 2 and 500 GHz in metals, semiconductors, dielectrics, and superlattices from 50 K to room temperature.


      SHAPE Lab
      SHAPE Lab researchers design software that allows archaeologists to model and reconstruct columns, walls, buildings, statues and other complex shapes from photos and video of unearthed fragments and objects.


      Sleep for Science Research Laboratory

      The Sleep for Science Research Lab exists to produce new knowledge about sleep and circadian rhythms in humans and to contribute to training the next generation of sleep scientists.

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