As a research-intensive institution, Western’s investigation into more sophisticated and complex topics is enhanced by collaboration within and between departments and faculties. Such joint research ventures, translated into centres of expertise, cross traditional research disciplines, support the interdisciplinary investigation and bolster the potential for game-changing results.
Centre for Advanced Materials and Biomaterials Research (CAMBR)
Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES)
Institute for Earth & Space Exploration
The Institute for Earth and Space Exploration at Western University is the leading organization for Earth and space exploration research and training in Canada. The mission of the Institute is to lead in interdisciplinary research and innovation in Earth and space exploration and to strengthen and grow the Canadian Earth and space exploration communities through inspiring and training the next generation of scientists, engineers, social scientists, and entrepreneurs.
The Institute for Earth and Space Exploration was established in June 2019 and builds on the foundations of the former Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration that was established in 2008. The Institute is home to 61 researchers from the following 8 faculties and 19 departments including our own Earth Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, and Chemistry departments.
The Institute for Earth and Space Exploration concentrates on excellence in problem-based interdisciplinary research, national and international leadership, training and education, and public engagement and outreach.
World-class facilities, providing tools and services that facilitate transformational science research, are among the pillars of Western Science infrastructure. Available to our campus community, other academic institutions, and industry stakeholders, each facility is built to meet the evolving analytical requirements of twenty-first-century research and development.