Labs and Facilities

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Air Quality Lab

The air quality laboratory contains state-of-the-art instruments for measuring size distributions of both airborne particles and particles dispersed in liquid media.

Animal Environmental Research Lab

Containing five environmental control chambers and three convective calorimeters this newly remodeled laboratory is customized for animal heat, moisture and gas production measurements. The entire building is HEPA filtered and animal care certified for a wide range of research related to animal environment, animal behavior, and gas emissions.

BioEnvironmental and Structural Systems (BESS) Lab

The BESS Lab is a research, testing and educational laboratory dedicated to providing unbiased engineering data to aid in the selection, design and development of commercial agricultural products.

BioMASS Laboratory

The laboratory for Biological Modeling, Analysis, and System Simulation specializes in biological system modeling, simulation, and analysis ranging from microscale ecosystems associated with denitrification to macroscale life support systems for future space missions.

Distributed Autonomous Systems Lab

The Distributed Autonomous Systems Lab conducts research in autonomous decision making to enable the next generation of robotic systems.

Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI)

The Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) is a new research and development organization that harnesses advanced knowledge in biology, the physical sciences, engineering, and environmental and social sciences to devise viable solutions to global energy challenges and reduce the impact of fossil fuels to global warming.

Illinois Laboratory for Agricultural Remote Sensing (ILARS)

The mission of ILARS is to conduct applied research and work with industry and government agencies to develop "real world" precision and site-specific tools for agriculture and natural resources management.

Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory

TheIntegrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory is designed to accelerate the commercialization of bioprocessing technologies in renewable chemicals and fuels.

Room Ventilation Simulator (RVS)

The RVS is ideal for studies of airflow patterns and spatial distribution of contaminants within a ventilated room.

Storm Water Pollution and Erosion Control Research and Training Center

The Storm Water Pollution and Erosion Control Research and Training Center, located on the university's South Farms, features a 300-feet-long and 13-feet-high dirt berm with three drainage ditches that can be discharged into a small pond. The research facility is being used to study the processes of erosion and test how different vegetation, commercial products, and other erosion control methods can reduce the degradation of soils and soil structures caused by storm water and other weather-related factors.

Waste Management Lab

This laboratory develops and evaluates novel technologies for converting agricultural waste to value added products such as renewable energy, while at the same time reducing the negative environmental impacts created by agricultural waste.