Lewis College of Science and Letters

Research Centers

Lewis College of Science and Letters is home to several research centers in addition to many faculty-led research labs. Below are the research centers housed within our college. For information on faculty-led research labs, please visit the respective research pages of our academic departments.

Center for Accelerator and Particle Physics

The Center for Accelerator and Particle Physics provides a locus for interdisciplinary activities at Illinois Institute of Technology aimed at the continued development of research in elementary particle physics, at developing new particle-accelerator technologies, and at education and outreach both to educational institutions and to the wider business, philanthropic, and general public sectors. It serves as a base to coordinate the activities of a group of Illinois Tech faculty, graduate students, and staff from various departments that are currently involved in a number of research programs, and will promote substantial increases in such involvement through a close working relationship with other universities in the region and with Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Daniel Kaplan, CAPP director, can be reached at 312.567.3389 or at kaplan@iit.edu.

Center for Leadership Studies

The mission of the Center for Leadership Studies is to develop resources and implement programs needed to create a culture supportive of identifying and developing emerging leaders throughout Illinois Tech’s academic and alumni community, and to raise the public’s awareness of the leaders being developed at the university. For more information contact Industry Professor of Psychology George Langlois.

Center for Nutrition Research

The Center for Nutrition Research (CNR) conducts human nutrition and clinical studies to determine the health benefits of food and food components in a variety of specialty areas. It substantiates health claims through evidence-based science. Its research areas include clinical trials, pre-clinical trials, obesity, diabetes, satiety, claims validation, cardiovascular disease, attitudes and behavior, and more. For more information contact Britt Burton-Freeman, CNR director, at bburton@iit.edu.

Center for Research and Service

The Center for Research and Service (CRS) is one of the country’s premier, university-based research and consulting services firms. The center provides meaningful solutions, strategies, and metrics to assist clients in assessing, developing, and leveraging the potential of their employees while supporting and educating advanced graduate students to deliver high-quality professional services. For more information contact Industry Professor of Psychology George Langlois.

Center for Synchrotron Radiation Research and Instrumentation

The Center for Synchrotron Radiation Research and Instrumentation (CSRRI) promotes, coordinates, and fosters research and educational activities in synchrotron radiation science and related fields at Illinois Tech. CSRRI works not only among the core faculty, but also among faculty in other areas and at other institutions across the nation and around the world. CSRRI fosters education in X-ray sciences both at Illinois Tech and in the larger scientific community through developing training programs, academic courses, and specialized short courses as well as participating in summer school and training workshops at national and international conferences. Carlo Segre, director of CSRRI, can be reached at segre@iit.edu.

Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions

The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions promotes research and teaching on practical moral problems in the professions. The first interdisciplinary center for ethics to focus on the professions, CSEP continues to be one of the nation’s leading centers for practical and professional ethics. For more information contact professor of philosophy Elisabeth Hildt.

Chicago Health Disparities Center

The Chicago Health Disparities Center is a research group funded through the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Located at the Illinois Institute of Technology and directed by Patrick Corrigan and Lindsay Sheehan, CHDC is committed to reducing physical health disparities for racial and ethnic minorities with mental illness. CHDC is partnered with Chicago-area universities, service provider organizations, and public agencies. For more information contact Distinguished Professor of Psychology Patrick Corrigan.

International Center for Sensor Science and Engineering

The mission of the International Center for Sensor Science and Engineering (ICSSE) is to foster communications within the scientific and engineering community about sensors, and exchange experiences with academia, industry, and research labs through the support of scientist, engineer, student, and faculty research and exchanges in addition to providing an interdisciplinary environment for broader areas of sensor research. Rong Wang, ICSSE director, can be reached at wangr@iit.edu.

National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment

One of the greatest barriers to people in recovery is the stigma of mental illness. Personal empowerment is one of the best ways to overcome the stigma. The National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment is a research group meant to promote recovery by understanding stigma and promoting empowerment. The consortium is located at Illinois Tech with a collection of researchers at Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, Temple University, the University of Wisconsin, Illinois State University, and the University of Chicago. For more information contact Distinguished Professor of Psychology Patrick Corrigan.

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