Research Facilities

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.

Physics Department Research Centers & Institutes

The Physics Department is supported by leading research and technology at Temple's centers and institutes including the

  • Center for Advanced Photonic Research, which utilizes laser technology to understand the photochemistry and photophysics of molecules.
  • Center for Biophysics and Computational Biology, which supports research on defining problems in structural biology, molecular recognition and the evolution of proteins. Current research includes fundamental physics and health-related applications, as well as sampling methods for molecular simulations.
  • Institute for Computational Molecular Science, where faculty and students study high-performance computing hardware and applications as related to research involving high-energy and particle physics, statistics and data analytics, or computational and quantum chemistry.
  • STM Lab, which develops low-temperature and low-vibration scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy to provide detailed information on phenomena in established condensed matter systems like superconductors, charge wave systems, and newly discovered materials such as topological insulators or molecular assemblies.

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

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 percent of all four-year institutions in the United States.

Research Funding

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.