Applied Research Facility

Building Code: ARF

Building Number: 090

The Applied Research Facility is a hub of research, innovation and outreach endeavors on campus. The building is home to many offices and entities, including Environmental Health & Safety—ensuring a safe and healthy research climate and improving the sustainability of our campus, and the Nevada Center for Applied Research—enhancing the global competitiveness of Nevada industry by leveraging the University’s physical and intellectual assets.

The Applied Research Facility houses multiple startup companies and offers unique spaces for entrepreneurs to work on campus. There is additional lab and office space throughout the building that is used for startup endeavors and partnerships with the University that benefit from access to services and cutting-edge infrastructure through the University’s Shared Research Facilities.

Offices and companies residing in the Applied Research Facility

  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • Associated Vice President for Research
    • Nevada Genomics Center
    • Nevada Bioinformatics Center
    • Undergraduate Research
    • University Research Data
    • Research and Proposal Development Services
  • Nevada Center for Applied Research
    • Intelligent Mobility
    • Nevada Autonomous
    • Autonomous Car Program
    • Autonomous Robot Lab/Arena
    • Biosciences Entrepreneurial Lab
    • Advanced Robotics and Automation Lab
    • Public Health Research Lab
    • Nutrition, Microbiome & Health Dynamics Lab
    • 3D Vision & Augmentation Reality Lab
  • Companies based in ARF


The Applied Research Facility was dedicated as the United States Bureau of Mines Rare and Precious Metals Experiment Station on Sept. 25, 1954. The facility was acquired by the University in 1996-97 following a decision by Congress to eliminate the U.S. Bureau of Mines as the nation's lead agency for mineral resources.

Applied Research Facility