Research Facilities

The primary College of Science and Technology research facilities on Temple's Main Campus are housed in 

  • the Biology-Life Sciences Building for the Biology Department;
  • Beury Hall for the Chemistry and Earth and Environmental Science departments; and
  • the Science Education and Research Center (SERC) for portions of the Biology and Chemistry departments, as well as the Computer and Information Sciences and Physics departments. 

Research Centers & Institutes

The College of Science and Technology is not only committed to pursuing advanced research but also to ensuring that scientific discoveries and new technology enter the marketplace to improve people’s lives.

The Chemistry Department is involved with a variety of interdisciplinary research efforts across the university. Students and faculty perform research in the following centers and institutes.

  • The interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Photonics Research includes eight faculty members actively collaborating from disciplines including analytical, inorganic and physical chemistry, and experimental and theoretical physics. Graduate and undergraduate students come from all areas of science to form research teams. Their efforts are forging new ways to detect improvised explosive devices, diagnose disease and map cellular components, among other outcomes.
  • Temple Materials Institute houses collaborative interdisciplinary research on advanced materials ranging from complex functional solids and fluids to novel thin film superconductors and materials for strategic applications.
  • The Center for Computational Design of Functional Layered Materials is one of 10 Energy Frontier Research Centers across the country founded by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2014. Researchers focus on the layered and 2D materials that have potential for clean energy technologies.
  • The Institute for Computational Molecular Science plays a central role in high-performance computing for research across the university.

Learn more about the College of Science and Technology research centers and institutes.

Carnegie Classification

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education lists Temple University as an R1 institution for “highest research activity,” placing it among the top 4% of all four-year institutions in the United States.