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Research Institutes / William Eckhardt Research Center

Research Institutes building on the northwest corner of 57th Street and Ellis Avenue. In September 2015, the Eckhardt Research Center is scheduled opened on this site. Then photo courtesy Special Collections Research Center. Now photo by Joel Wintermantle.

UChicago’s long history of innovative work in the physical sciences will continue to grow in the new William Eckhardt Research Center, located on the site of the former Research Institutes building at the northwest corner of 57th Street and Ellis Avenue. The Eckhardt Center houses the Institute for Molecular Engineering and significant portions of the Physical Sciences Division and contains laboratory space and clean rooms for molecular imaging, as well as improved collaborative spaces.

Other recent enhancements to the physical sciences on campus include the Searle Chemistry Laboratory renovation in 2009 and the opening of the Gordon Center for Integrative Science in 2006.