Facilities & Capabilities


NC Research Campus

Kannapolis, NC

Biotechnology, nutrition, & health

The North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) is a private-public venture created to foster collaboration and further advancements in the fields of biotechnology, nutrition and health. NCRC offers its seven UNC partner campuses, plus Duke University, state-of-the-art lab and office space, including the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI), which houses one of the largest and most advanced scientific equipment collections of its kind anywhere in the world for genomics, proteomics and metabolomics research.



Center for Rapid Product Realization

Western Carolina University

Rapid Prototyping and Reverse Engineering

In July 2012, the Center for Rapid Product Realization received a $642,960 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to further cooperation with businesses and emerging entrepreneurs on projects to create new jobs. The Center links clients to a range of services, including three-dimensional design and scanning, reverse engineering and rapid prototyping and mechanical and electrical testing. Read the press release for to learn more.



UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI)

Kannapolis, NC

Studying individualized nutrition & metabolism

Home to one of only 11 metabolic chambers in the U.S. and the only metabolic chamber on the East Coast, outside of the National Institutes of Health in Maryland.



Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering

Gateway University Research Park, Greensboro, NC

Interdisciplinary research in nano-chemistry, -physics, -bioelectronics, -biology and more

The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanonengineering (JSNN) is a 105,000 square foot interdisciplinary research facility with specialized nanotechnology resources, such as a nanobioelectronics cleanroom, nanocharacterization labs, a computation and visualization facility and conventional science and engineering facilities under one roof. An academic collaboration between North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, JSNN facilitates interdisciplinary research in areas of nanobioelectronics, nanobiology including nanopharmacology, nanomaterials and nanocomputing.



Renaissance Computing Institute

Advanced computing & visualization

Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) is a partnership between UNC-Chapel Hill, several other UNC campuses and Duke University that develops and deploys advanced computing & visualization tools to enable research discoveries and practical innovations. RENCI partners with researchers, policy makers, and technology leaders to engage and solve the challenging problems that affect North Carolina, our nation and the world. An institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, RENCI was launched in 2004 as a collaborative effort involving the UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University and North Carolina State University.



Center for Optoelectronics & Optical Communications

UNC Charlotte

Smart integrated optical devices

The Center for Optoelectronics and Optical Communications has a strong research emphasis on smart integrated optical devices: Optoelectronic devices and sub-assemblies, devices for telecommunications, sensors, characterization, active and passive photonic devices, integrated optics and packaging, optical materials, optical metrology, imaging and communication networks.



Textile Protection And Comfort Center (T-PACC)

NC State University

Textile research, testing, & evaluation across the spectrum

T-PACC is the only academic center in the U.S. that incorporates, in one location, the capabilities to research, test, and evaluate the comfort and protective performance of textile materials, garments, and ensemble systems.

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