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Facilities

The University of Michigan is home to some of the world's top educational and research facilities.

Battery Lab

  • Developed in cooperation with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Ford Motor Company, the Battery Fabrication and Characterization User Facility enables industry and university researcher collaboration on developing cheaper and longer lasting energy-storage devices.

Biomedical Research Core Facilities

  • The Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF), part of the Medical School Office of Research, is a collection of centralized labs and services offering state-of-the-art instruments and resources to faculty and staff. Many Cores offer their services to other research institutions and the private sector.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

  • The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is home to several labs and facilities that allow for better understanding of the origin, evolution and future of the Earth.

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)

  • The Functional MRI Laboratory supports research on the structures and functions of the brain that underlie cognitive and affective processes, as well as research on functional MRI and associated research tools.

Libraries

  • Ranked as one of the top ten academic research libraries in North America, the University Library system holds nearly 13 million volumes and consists of dozens of branches, independent libraries and departmental libraries, and resource centers. It also is a national leader in online resources.

Lurie Nanofabrication Facility

  • The Lurie Nanofabrication Facility (LNF) is located in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building and is operated by the Solid State Electronics Laboratory. The LNF is available, on a fee basis, for use by research groups from government, industry and universities. Equipment and processes are available for research on silicon integrated circuits, MEMS, III-V compound devices, organic devices and nanoimprint technology.

Museums

  • U-M has more than a dozen museums and galleries, including museums of art, natural history (with a planetarium) and archaeology. In addition, the university has an observatory, arboretum and botanical gardens, all of which are open to the public.