Research Core Facilities

Research Core Facilities

At UT Austin, state-of-the-art facilities support groundbreaking research across disciplines. Explore the cutting-edge technologies, equipment, instrumentation and resources that help researchers advance knowledge and solve complex global challenges.

There are four major research core facilities at UT Austin. Each one is available for use by faculty and staff outside a specific college.


Animal Resources Center

Through its Animal Resources Center (ARC), the University is committed to providing the highest level of care for vertebrate animals used in scientific research and education. The facility’s expert staff ensure that animal welfare and ethical treatment remain the highest priority, while also providing critical support to researchers across campus.

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Microelectronics Research Center

The Microelectronics Research Center (MRC) laboratories serve users from both universities and corporations across many different fields: electronics, optics, physics, chemistry and astronomy, as well as chemical, mechanical and petroleum engineering. The MRC is more than a clean room with a comprehensive set of advanced nano-fabrication equipment; it is a community of scientists who work together to build advanced technology products and knowledge.

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Center for Biomedical Research Support

The Center for Biomedical Research Support (CBRS) at UT Austin is dedicated to providing researchers with the cutting-edge technologies and resources needed to advance biomedical research. The center’s experienced staff provides expert guidance and support to enhance research outcomes and foster collaboration across disciplines.

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Texas Materials Institute

The Texas Materials Institute (TMI) provides UT Austin with the instrumentation and infrastructure needed for state-of-the-art materials research and manages a variety of facilities, supported by Ph.D.-level managers. These facilities include thin film and nano/micro fabrication, x-ray scattering, scanning, transmission electron and atomic force microscopy, surface and bulk spectroscopy, thermal analysis and electronic and optoelectronic testing.

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