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Core Facilities & Services

State-of-the-art facilities are pivotal to world-class research scholarship. Facility growth has been instrumental in establishing our strength as a doctoral research college and university. Together, our core facilities and service centers advance research for faculty, students, and regional collaborators. We invite your engagement.

Below. See our facilities and explore five service centers. They support university affiliates, industry personnel, and entrepreneurs. Also see our research directory for other potential opportunities to engage.

Core Facilities

Core facilities. This image includes five numbered buildings.

Core facilities support a range of services, including research. Locations: (1) the Environmental Research Building (ERB), (2) Harry Morrison Civil Engineering (HML), (3) Charles P. Ruch Engineering (RUCH), (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. Directions: Search by building code or name at the Campus Map.

Service Centers

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 researchers with wide-ranging instrumentation and capabilities for sample preparation and materials characterization

MEC 105A & 113, RUCH 108, MCMR 120
Contact: Rick Ubic

Visit BSCMC website

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

Learn about CAES strategic focus areas
Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES)

CAES Energy Efficiency Research Institute

Promotes effective and efficient energy resource use and its transfer from academia to the marketplace. Services include: (1) cutting-edge inter-institutional research, (2) no cost energy assessments for eligible small- and medium-sized regional manufacturers, and (3) fast, innovative assistance solving complex technical local and regional business problems, with “front door” access to resources at Boise State and across Idaho.

Yanke, Pod 900
Contact: Todd Otanicar

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Cyber-Physical Systems Security at Boise State

Provides comprehensive lab capabilities, new educational programs, and robust faculty research. Together, these services mitigate cybersecurity vulnerabilities that accompany smart networked systems as they interact with the physical world.

RUCH 240
Contact: Sin Ming Loo

Visit CPSS Lab website

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

Visit IML website
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