Top 20 Research Centers Labs in the World 2019



  Top Research Centers/Labs in the World 2018


1. Los Alamos National Laboratory



Los Alamos National Laboratory is a United States Department of Energy national laboratory initially design of nuclear weapons as part of the Manhattan Project . It is located northwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States. Los Alamos was selected as the top secret location for bomb design in late 1942, and officially commissioned the next year. The site was known variously as Project Y, Los Alamos Laboratory, and Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory through this period.


 2. Argonne National Laboratory


Argonne National Laboratory is a science and engineering research national laboratory operated by the University of Chicago, Lemont, Illinois, outside Chicago. It is the largest national laboratory by size and scope in the Midwest. In 1994 the lab's nuclear mission ended, and today it maintains a broad portfolio in basic science research, energy environmental sustainability, storage and renewable energy, supercomputing, and national security.


3. Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is an American multiprogram science and technology national laboratory located in Oak Ridge managed for the United States Department of Energy (DOE) . ORNL is the largest science and energy national laboratory in the Department of Energy. ORNL's scientific programs focus on materials, neutron science, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security. ORNL hosts the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, the BioEnergy Science Center. The laboratory including world's top supercomputers Titan, and is a leading neutron science and nuclear energy research facility that includes the Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor.


4. The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT)


The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) began operations in 2006 and is jointly administered by Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories . CINT focus areas are complex functional nanomaterials, nanomechanics, and the nanophotonics and nanoelectronics and nanoscale/bio/microscale interfaces. This Center makes use of a wide range of specialized facilities including the Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications (MESA) CINT’s vision is to become a world leading resource for developing the scientific principles that govern the design, performance, and integration of nano structured materials into the micro and macroscale worlds.


5. Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF) 


Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), commonly called Jefferson Lab or JLab, is a U.S. national laboratory located in Newport News, Virginia. Founded in 1984, Jefferson Lab employs more than 700 peoples, and more than 3,000 scientists from around the world have conducted research using the facility Since June 1, 2006, it has been operated by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, a limited liability company created by Southeastern Universities Research Association and PAE Applied Technologies.



6. Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)


Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) , is a United States Department of Energy national laboratory, located in Upton, New York, on Long Island, and was founded in 1947 at the Town of Brookhaven, New York City. The 5300 acre campus contains several large research facilities, including the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and National Synchrotron Light Source II. Seven Nobel prizes have been awarded for work conducted at Brookhaven lab. Research at BNL specializes in energy science and technology, environmental and bioscience, nuclear and high energy physics, nano science and national security.


7. The Thomas J. Watson Research Center


The Thomas J. Watson Research Center, headquarters of IBM's Research division, is named for both Thomas J. Watson, Sr. and Thomas Watson, Jr. The center was founded at Columbia University in 1945 as the Watson Scientific Computing Laboratory, on Manhattan, The research is intended to improve physical sciences and semiconductors research , software (programming languages, security, speech recognition, data management, and collaboration tools), and systems (operating systems and server design) and services (business modeling, consulting, and operations research).


8. Simula Research Laboratory


Simula Research Laboratoryis a non-profit research organisation located in Fornebu, the capital of Norway was established in 2001. The laboratory conducts basic research in the fields of scientific computing, and software engineering, networks and distributed systems. Simula has three main objectives; it carries out basic research at a high international level, explores ways to apply the research work carried out at the centre in both industry and the public sector, and educates master students.


 9 The European Southern Observatory's


The European Southern Observatory is a 16-nation intergovernmental research organization founded in 1962, ESO has provided astronomers with state-of-the-art research facilities and access to the southern sky. The organisation employs about 780 staff members and receives annual member state contributions of approximately €140 million. 


10 The ‘italcementi i.lab  


The ‘italcementi i.lab ,’ located in bergamo. It is the new research and development center designed by acclaimed american architect richard meier, the complex exercises a creative and dynamic use of concrete which reflects the company’s commitment to leadership, technology, research, and innovation, awarded one of the first LEED platinum projects in italy and in fact all of europe.


11. Beatson Institute for Cancer Research


Beatson Institute for Cancer Research is a biological research facility that conducts research into the basic biology of cancer named in recognition of Sir George Beatson, a surgeon, who established a research department at a cancer hospital in Glasgow in 1912. The Institute holds an annual meeting, the Beatson International Cancer Conference focused on one or other of these topics. Research groups at the Beatson Institute work in two key areas: Invasion and Metastasis and Cancer Metabolism.


12. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory


Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) , located just outside Batavia, Illinois, near Chicago, is a United States Department of Energy national laboratory specializing in high-energy particle physics. Since 2007, Fermilab has been operated by the Fermi Research Alliance, a joint venture of the University of Chicago, and the Universities Research Association (URA). Fermilab is a part of the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor.


13 Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz


The Johannes Kepler University Linz is a public institution of higher education in Austria located in Linz, Upper Austria. In 2017, the Times Higher Education ranked the JKU at #40 in its list of the top 100 universities under 50 years old. According to the ranking, the JKU is the fifth best young university in German-speaking Europe. The university attained high scores for quotations, third-party funding, and internationalization efforts. The university is the home of the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.


14 .The Science Learning Center at the University of Texas, Dallas


The University of Texas at Dallas is a public research university in the University of Texas System established in 1961. In 1969, the founders bequeathed SCAS to the state of Texas officially creating The University of Texas at Dallas. Notable university faculty members & alumni include recipients of the Nobel Prize, and members of both the National Academy of Science and National Academy of Engineering. Research projects include the areas of Space Science, Nanotechnology, Bioengineering, Cyber security and Behavioral and Brain Sciences.


15. Natural Science Engineering and Research Laboratory (NSERL)


Natural Science Engineering and Research Laboratory (NSERL) was designed to promote interdisciplinary, collaborative research among scientists from such disparate fields as engineering, materials science, chemistry, biology, physics, electrical and brain science. This world-class building has approximately 193,225 square feet of flexible, modular laboratory space for natural sciences and engineering studies, such as biology, bio-med research, physics, chemistry, engineering mechanics, semiconductor studies and electrical engineering.


16. The Health Sciences Education Building at University of Arizona 





University of Arizona 

It is a public research university was Founded in 1885 in Tucson, Arizona, United States. The university is also home to the James E. Rogers College of Law and numerous other nationally ranked graduate and professional schools. During the 2016-2017 academic year, there was a total enrollment of 44,625 students. The University of Arizona is governed by the Arizona Board of Regents. The University of Arizona is one of the elected members of the Association of American Universities and is the only representative from the state of Arizona to this group.


17. The Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology


The Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) is a research institute in Cambridge, England, involved in the revolution in molecular biology which occurred in the 1950–60s, since then it remains a major medical research laboratory A new £212m replacement building was opened in May 2013 that constructed close by to the original site on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus .


18. Wageningen University and Research Center 


Wageningen University & Research is a Dutch public university in Wageningen, Netherlands. In the field of life sciences, agricultural and environmental science, the university is considered world-class. According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings it is the best university in the Netherlands and No. 1 worldwide, in agriculture and forestry for 2017.


19. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Stata Center


MIT Research center is usually referred to as Stata Center . Academic celebrities such as Noam Chomsky andRon Rivest , Tim Berners-Lee founder of World Wide Web Consortium , and Richard Stallman founder of free software movement also have offices in the building. The building has a number of small auditoriums and classrooms used by the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department as well as other departments and on-campus groups. Research labs and offices of the the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) , Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) , as well as the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy also occupy


20 The Bharati Antarctic Research station


Bharati is an Antarctic research station founded by India since March 18, 2012. India has become one of nine nations to have multiple stations within the Antarctic Circle. It is India's third Antarctic research facility and one of two active Indian research stations, alongside Maitri. The research station has been operational since March 18, 2012, though it is still being run on trial basis and formal launch is awaited. Bharati's research mandate facilitates research to refine the current understanding of the Indian subcontinent's geological history and also focuses on oceanographic studies and the phenomenon of continental breakup.


21. The Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF)


The Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF) is a synchrotron-radiation light source facility in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. Located in at Shanghai National Synchrotron Radiation Centre , on the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in the Pudong district SSRF is operated by the Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (SINAP). The facility became operational in 2009, reaching full energy operation in Dec 2012.


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