Research Facilities

Northeastern University is a comprehensive urban research university with cutting-edge laboratory and research facilities. In addition to our research centers and institutes and university resources for collaborations and initiatives with the Center for Research Innovation, below are other research facility highlights. View the faculty directory for more information on faculty-specific research labs.

Center for Nano and Microcontamination Control

The Center for Nano and Microcontamination Control’s goal is to develop state-of-the-art techniques for micro and nanoscale contaminant control, mitigation, removal and characterization in manufacturing and fabrication processes.

Center for Microwave Magnetic Materials and Integrated Circuits (CM3IC)

The Center for Microwave Magnetic Materials and Integrated Circuits (CM3IC) combines multidisciplinary expertise to develop novel microwave magnetic materials and device solutions for use in microwave electronics and multifunctional integrated circuits.

Egan Research Center

Egan Engineering/Science Research Center

Egan Engineering/Science Research Center is a state-of-the-art research facility that houses more than a dozen laboratories for engineering, physics, chemistry and computer science. The Egan Research Center allows for close collaboration among experimentalists, theoreticians, and fabrication experts where researchers can share laboratories for expensive or heavy equipment that can be important for material characterization and related research on this project. The center is a model of technological sophistication that significantly promotes and advances interdisciplinary research.



EXP is Northeastern University’s new eight-story, 357,000-square-foot facility that will further the horizons of science, engineering, teaching, and creating. Opened in fall 2023, it offers eight floors of occupiable space, including a top-floor executive area; a floor primarily dedicated to computational research, or research that uses computing systems to apply mathematical models for solving problems; four floors of teaching and academic research labs; 15,000 square feet of makerspace throughout the building; a cafe and “Ideation” space overlooking a ground-floor robotics area, and much more. The following College of Engineering-led research institutes and centers are located in EXP, including the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things, Institute for Experiential Robotics, and Northeastern SMART.

Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex

Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC)

ISEC is a six-story, 223,000 square foot facility is designed to spur research innovation and collaboration, and is home to the several engineering disciplines and research areas including bioengineering, robotics and wireless communications. ISEC video.

Kostas Research Institute at Northeastern University

Located at Northeastern’s Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, research in security, resilience, and intelligence are conducted at this innovative facility such as research in materials and devices, structural testing, additive manufacturing, nanomanufacturing, cybersecurity, and data analytics, systems modeling, and network science.

UAS facility
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Laboratory

Massachusetts Green High-Performance Computing Center located in Holyoke, MA

Massachusetts Green High-Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC)

The MGHPCC supports the growing research computing needs of five of the most research-intensive universities in Massachusetts: Northeastern University, Boston University, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Massachusetts. Located in Holyoke MA, the MGHPCC provides world-class computational infrastructure, indispensible in the increasingly sensor and data-rich environments of modern science and engineering discovery. MGHPCC is powered by a combination of green and cost-competitive energy, making it a cost-effective and environmentally sound facility.