Core Facilities & Services
State-of-the-art facilities are pivotal to world-class research and have been instrumental in establishing our strength and ability to contribute as a doctoral research university. Together, our core facilities and service centers advance research for faculty, students, and regional collaborators. We invite your engagement. Explore the service center listings below to learn about offerings available to affiliates at other universities, industry personnel, and entrepreneurs. Our many research laboratories also actively seek research collaborators. See the Lab Directory.
Core facilities support teaching, research, administration, and student success. You can find our service centers and research labs in: (1) the Environmental Research Building (ERB), (2) Harry Morrison Civil Engineering (HML), (3) Charles P. Ruch Engineering (ENGR), (4) Micron Engineering Center (MEC), and (5) Micron Center for Materials Research (MCMR). We also use the Yanke Family Research Park (YFRB) along the Boise River, the campus Multipurpose Classroom building (MPCB), and City Center Plaza (CCP) and the U.S. Bank Building, both in downtown Boise. For directions, search by building code or name at the Campus Map.
The College of Engineering provides oversight in whole or in part over five service centers: the Boise State Center for Materials Characterization, Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) at Boise State University, CAES Energy Efficiency Institute, Cyber-Physical Systems Security at Boise State, and the Idaho Microfabrication Lab.
Boise State Center for Materials Characterization
Provides faculty and student researchers with wide-ranging instrumentation and capabilities for sample preparation and materials characterization
MEC 105A & 113, RUCH 108, MCMR 120
Contact: Rick Ubic
Center for Advanced Energy Studies at Boise State University
Boise State collaborates as part of a multi-institutional research-education partnership. Together, three Idaho universities, private industry, and the Idaho National Laboratory address energy innovation and policy; the energy-water nexus; advanced manufacturing; cybersecurity; and computing and data visualization.
Boise State Headquarters: ERB
Contact: David Estrada
CAES Energy Efficiency Research Institute
Promotes effective and efficient energy resource use and its transfer from academia to the marketplace through: (1) cutting-edge inter-institutional research, (2) no cost energy assessments for eligible small- and medium-sized regional manufacturers, and (3) fast, innovative assistance in solving complex technical problems facing local and regional businesses, with “front door” access to resources at Boise State and across Idaho.
Yanke, Pod 900
Contact: John Gardner
Cyber-Physical Systems Security at Boise State
Provides comprehensive lab capabilities, new educational programs and robust faculty research to mitigate cybersecurity vulnerabilities accompanying smart networked systems that interact with the physical world
Contact: Sin Ming Loo
Idaho Microfabrication Lab
Provides thin film deposition, chemical processing, etching and photolithography services to advance research and education in nano- and micro-fabrication, and in additive manufacturing microelectronic device development
RUCH 105–107, and 109
Contact: Pete Miranda