University of Kansas
Multidisciplinary Research Building
This new multidisciplinary research facility efficiently accommodates about 200 researchers, faculty, students and staff in chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, biology, molecular bioscience, mechanical and electrical engineering, computer, and geology and other natural sciences that do collaborative research in bioinformatics, drug discovery and nanoscience, among other fields. The project also includes a BSL3 laboratory suite for work with hazardous organisms and pathogens, an environmentally stable isotope lab, a biochemistry lab for geological research, and Class 100, 1,000 and 10,000 clean room facilities for nanofabrication research. Completing the project in a compressed period of 15 months allowed KUMC to save $12 million by meeting qualification requirements for several million dollars in federal research grant funding and costs associated with a prolonged construction period.
Laboratory and clean room planning and design, equipment planning