Research Centers-Mellon College of Science - Carnegie Mellon University

Research Centers and Institutes

Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies (CAPS)
Director: Peter Adams, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering & Engineering and Public Policy
Joint center with the College of Engineering


Center for Computational Finance
Director: Dmitry Kramkov, Mellon College of Science Professor of Mathematical Finance
Joint center with the Tepper School of Business


Center for Macromolecular Engineering
Director: Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, J. C. Warner University Professor of Natural Sciences
Associate Director: James Spanswick


Center for Molecular Analysis (CMA)
Director: Mark E. Bier, Research Professor of Chemistry
Director, NMR Facility: Roberto R. Gil, Research Professor of Chemistry


Center for Nano-enabled Device and Energy Technologies (CNXT)
Director: Elias Towe, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering
Joint center with the College of Engineering


Center for Nonlinear Analysis
Director: Irene Fonseca, Mellon College of Science Professor of Mathematics
Associate Director: Giovanni Leoni, Professor of Mathematical Sciences


Center For Nucleic Acids Science And Technology (CNAST)
Co-Director: Bruce Armitage, Professor of Chemistry
Co-Director: John Woolford, Professor of Biological Sciences


Institute for Green Science
Director: Terry Collins, Teresa Heinz Professor in Green Chemistry


McWilliams Center for Cosmology
Director: Fred Gilman, Buhl Professor of Theoretical Physics and Dean of the Mellon College of Science


Molecular Biosensor & Imaging Center
Director: Marcel Bruchez, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biological Sciences


Pittsburgh NMR Center for Biomedical Research
Director: Eric T. Ahrens, Professor of Biological Sciences
Assistant Director: T. Kevin Hitchens
Founder & Director Emeritus: Chien Ho, Professor of Biological Sciences
Joint center with the University of Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
Executive Director: David Moses


Our faculty is also involved with the following centers

Bone Tissue Engineering Center (BTEC)
Director: Jeffrey O. Hollinger, Professor of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering


Center for Bioimage Informatics (CBI)
Director: Jelena Kovacevic, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering
Founding Director: Robert F. Murphy, Ray and Stephanie Lane Professor of Computational Biology


Center for Complex Fluids Engineering (CCFE)
Director: Robert Tilton, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
Director, Colloids, Polymers and Surfaces (CPS) Educational Program: Annette Jacobson, Teaching Professor of Chemical Engineering and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, College of Engineering


Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT)
Director: Greg Lowry, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering


Center for the Mechanics and Engineering of Cellular Systems
Director: Philip LeDuc, Professor, Mechanical Engineering


Center for Multiscale Modeling for Engineering Materials (CM2EM)
Director: Amit Acharya, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering
Associate Director: Michael Widom, Professor of Physics


Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
Co-Director: Peter Strick, Professor of Neurobiology and Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh
Co-Director: Marlene Behrmann, Professor of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University
Joint center with the University of Pittsburgh


Data Storage Systems Center
Director: Jimmy Zhu, ABB Professor of Engineering and Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering


Green Design Institute
Co-Director: Chris Hendrickson, Duquesne Light University Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Co-Director and Executive Director: Mike Griffin, Associate Research Professor, Tepper School of Business / Engineering and Public Policy


Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation
Director & Principal Research Scientist: Robert W. Kiger, Distinguished Service Professor of Botany, Adjunct Professor of History of Science
Assistant Director & Principal Research Scientist: T. D. Jacobsen, Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences


Ray and Stephanie Lane Center for Computational Biology
Director: Robert F. Murphy, Ray and Stephanie Lane Professor of Computational Biology


Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research
Faculty Director: Neil Donahue, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering