The primary College of Science and Technology research facilities on 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), CST’s most advanced facility completed in 2014, for portions of the Biology and Chemistry Departments, as well as the Computer and Information Sciences and Physics Departments.
The instrumentation housed in the Biology-Life Sciences Building, Beury Hall and SERC is available for use by graduate or postdoctoral researchers and is subject to proper training and supervision by faculty.
Chemistry Department Research Facilities
The Chemistry Department has a number of facilities for faculty and student researchers, including
- electron microscopy,
- mass spectrometry,
- NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy), and
- X-ray diffraction.
Research Centers & Institutes
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 physical, analytical and inorganic chemistry, and theoretical and experimental physics. Graduate and undergraduate students come from all areas of science to form research teams. Their efforts are forging new ways to diagnose disease, map cellular components and detect improvised explosive devices, 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 two-dimensional 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.
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 percent of all four-year institutions in the United States.
In 2016, the National Science Foundation placed Temple among the top 100 in terms of research expenditures, which amounted to $242 million. External research funding for the College of Science and Technology has also increased, growing 85 percent over the past five years to $28 million. Additionally, Temple is ranked No. 18 in the world based on Google Scholar research citations. Five research papers by College of Science and Technology faculty are among the 100 most-cited scientific works of all time. Learn more about Temple’s growing research efforts.