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The first floor of the research wing houses a specialized research laboratory space. Tthe building's showplace lobby, instructional wing, problem- based learning classroom, associated labs and prep rooms are also on this floor.

Floor Two

The second floor houses a mixture of classrooms, instructional labs, group study rooms, research space, offices and a synthesis lab for chemical research.

Floor Three

The third floor of the research wing is dedicated to energy research, with labs, offices and a large graduate student work area. In the instructional wing, this floor l houses group study rooms, traditional classrooms and one problem-based learning classroom, associated labs and prep rooms.

Floor Four

The fourth floor of the research wing is dedicated to environmental research, with labs, offices and a large graduate student work area. In the instructional wing, this floor houses one problem-based learning classroom, associated labs and prep rooms.


The grounds include an environmentally engineered courtyard and rain garden.


This 194,000 square foot facility will be a hub of teaching and research on campus.

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Third Floor Areas
Room Number Wing Recognition Space Gift Amount
n/an/aWalkway between Research and Teaching Wings 
Multiple rooms Grad Clusters, Informal Gathering AreasResearch"Research Floor: Large research office and grad/post-doc work area (open area w/grand staircase)"1,000,000
305Teaching40 seat general purpose classrooms150,000
307Teaching40 seat general purpose classrooms150,000
312TeachingLearning suite lab125,000
315TeachingLearning suite PBL classroom150,000
317TeachingLearning suite lab125,000
322TeachingPBL classroom150,000
350ResearchSmall research lab (subset of former "medium" lab)300,000
351ResearchMedium research lab (subdivided in final plans)500,000
355ResearchLarge research lab750,000
356ResearchCopy Room 
357ResearchPost Doc Cluster25,000
358ResearchWork Room 
364ResearchPost Doc Cluster25,000
365ResearchPost Doc Cluster25,000
366ResearchPost Doc Cluster25,000
369ResearchFaculty Office25,000
370ResearchFaculty Office25,000
372ResearchFaculty Office25,000
373ResearchFaculty Office25,000
374ResearchFaculty Office25,000
375ResearchFaculty Office25,000
376ResearchFaculty Office25,000
377ResearchFaculty Office25,000
378ResearchPost Doc Cluster25,000
379ResearchPost Doc Cluster25,000
380ResearchPost Doc Cluster25,000
Room Number Wing Named Space Named by
301TeachingGroup Study Room (Smaller Size)Charles H. Collier III '65
302 Teaching 40 seat general purpose classrooms Stanley I. Sandler
309TeachingGroup Study Room Taoreed O. Badmus '90PhD and Ann Massey Badmus '84
312, 315, 317TeachingInstructional laboratory suiteKrishan and Krishna Khanna
316Teaching"Informal Gathering" or Problem Based Learning (PBL) Collaboration/Conference areaDouglas J. Doren and Deborah B. Ehrenthal
363AResearch"Commons" formerly Researchers LoungePennoni Associates
368ResearchFaculty OfficeSheree Gehman Fleming '79 and Gerald J. Fleming
371ResearchFaculty OfficeJean Cozza Bonney '62
381ResearchConference RoomTheodore H. Carski '86PhD and Janet C. Ruhl '92PhD and The Carski Foundation Inc.

Third Floor

Instructional Space

UD is known internationally as a leader in problem-based, hands-on learning. The floor includes one problem-based learning classroom and two instructional labs. With classrooms and instructional laboratories side-by-side in the building, students will move freely back and forth between both, avoiding the disconnect between lecture content and lab work that can occur in more traditional settings.

The three general instruction classrooms on this floor, each accommodating 40 students, will be ideal settings for interdisciplinary classes that do not require laboratory space. They include the latest in educational technology and mobile furniture allowing for flexibility of seating arrangements to suit group or individual work.

Research Space

The third floor of the research wing will be dedicated to energy research, with labs, dedicated offices and a large graduate student work area.

The Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI) will occupy much of the floor. Working in teams that pair faculty with students, CCEI is unraveling the science of converting biomass into fuel. CCEI is funded, in part, by the U.S. Department of Energy as an Energy Frontier Research Center, a federal initiative charting the future of energy in this country.

A large graduate student open office area, designed to foster collaboration, occupies the center of the floor. And, In addition, one large, open lab space will accommodate three research teams from three different departments. This proximity allows for improved interdisciplinary exploration.

For information about naming opportunities in ISE Lab, contact Beth Brand, Associate Vice President of University Development, at 302-831-2104 or

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