Lead Institution

All Engineering Research Centers are administered from a lead-institution. For CBiRC this is Iowa State University (ISU). The CBiRC adminstration and research center is located in the Biorenewables Complex (BRL) on the west side of campus (MAP). The Biorenewables Complex (Video) has achieved Gold certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (LEED) certification system. CBiRC is affiliated with other ISU programs focused on the bioeconomy including the Bioeconomy Institute, Biobased Industry Center, and Biocentury Research Farm.


About Iowa State University

Iowa State University (ISU) is one of the nation’s leading land-grant universities. It is a comprehensive, research university of international stature with more than 30,000 students from all 50 states and 104 other nations.

Today, ISU is a recognized leader in many areas including plant and animal genomics, materials sciences, analytical chemistry, biology, physics, behavioral studies, information assurance, virtual reality, engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, business, journalism, kinesiology, transportation and logistics, and education. Major research initiatives focus on the bioeconomy, food safety and security, combinatorial chemistry, human/computer interaction, and animal health.

ISU aspires to be the best university in the nation in advancing the land-grant ideals and putting science and technology to work. The university’s mission is to create, share, and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place.


Location of CBiRC’s Administrative Headquarters in the BRL Building at Iowa State University

Click this LINK for a detailed location map of the ISU Campus and Location of CBiRC in the Biorenewables Research Laboratory Building.