Contract Facilities & Equipment

World-class facilities and equipment lead you to world-class solutions.


Reflect the breadth and depth of research at Penn State.


Featuring rare, high-tech services.


Makes it easy to get started with Penn State.


For answers to all your questions: 814-867-6328

Research Capabilities

Our six research institutes at University Park feature our flagship labs and facility resources.

Applied Research Laboratory

  • Acoustics
  • Thermal Energy Systems
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Hydroacoustics
  • Propulsion
  • Materials & Manufacturing
  • Navigation & GPS
  • Systems Engineering

Huck Institutes of Life Science

  • Ecology
  • Genome Sciences
  • Infectious Disease
  • Neurosciences

Institutes of Energy and the Enviroment

  • Natural Gas
  • Water, EcologyMRI
  • Earth & Mineral Science
  • Environment & Natural Resource
  • Earth & Environmental Systems
  • Engineering, Energy and The Environment
  • Rock Ethics

Materials Research Institute

  • Materials Characterization Lab
  • Nanofabrication Lab
  • Materials Computation Lab
  • 2D Crystal Consortium (2DCC) Lab
  • Thermally Functional Materials
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Humanitarian Materials
  • 2D & Layered Materials and Coatings

Institute for CyberScience

A virtual laboratory to investigate complex problems otherwise impossible or impractical to address, for example:

  • Physics of the origins of the universe
  • Genomic/molecular basis of disease
  • Socio–economic impacts of a digital society

Social Science Research Center

Focuses on critical human and social problems with focus on:

  • The Human System
  • Social Disparities
  • Smart and Connected Health
  • Innovative Methods
  • Dissemination and Implementation Science
Look to our Hershey Campus for medical research and technology.

Penn State Hershey College of Medicine

  • Cancer
  • Neuroscience
  • Heart & Vascular
  • Pediatric Cardiovascular
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Clinical & Translational Science

Three Paths to the Tools You Need


Become a user in one of our user facilities home to a number of state-of-the-art research instrumentation and labs within three of our key institutes. Identify the tools you want and start the training process.


Contract our trained facility staff to collect your data. Every facility has trained staff to use our facilities and equipment. Contract these experts to get the information you need.


Is the tool you want not in a user facility? No problem! Use our concierge to contact the faculty member responsible for the tool you are interested for. It’s easy to negotiate an independent contract to use our research capabilities.

Get Started

We can help your company make the connections you need. Streamline the process with the Concierge, your liaison across University departments and services.

Contact Your Concierge 814-867-6328