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HBCU Research Innovation

HBCU Research plays a key role in the Nation’s innovation ecosystem, partnering with universities, government agencies, and industry. HBCU Research brings world-class scientists and engineers from these organizations together with its own staff and the most sophisticated scientific facilities to solve problems too large for any one institution to take on by itself. These collaborations take on critical challenges in areas ranging from developing new materials and energy technology concepts to meeting human needs for clean water and disease prevention to unlocking the basic secrets of the universe. 


HBCU Research conducts fundamental research to understand, predict, and ultimately control matter and energy at the electronic, atomic, and molecular levels. Through a continual pursuit of excellence and scientific achievement, our broad research agenda and unique scientific facilities support every aspect of the innovation ecology: basic research, technology development, and prototype development and testing.


Accelerator Systems

Applied Materials

APS Engineering Support


Chemical and Fuel Cycle Technologies

Chemical Sciences and Engineering

Computational Science

Data Science and Learning

Decision and Infrastructure Sciences

Educational Programs and Outreach

Energy Systems

Environmental Science

Experimental Operations and Facilities

High Energy Physics

Materials Science

Mathematics and Computer Science

Nanoscience and Technology

Nuclear Science and Engineering


Strategic Security Sciences

Technology Commercialization and Partnerships

X-ray Science