The University of Missouri-St. Louis encourages collaborations with industry, community, and other academic partnersin the region and beyond.

Here you'll find information about how we can help match your research needs in any discipline with the expertise and resources available not only at UMSL, but across the UM System and the Southern Illinois University System through the Research Enabled collaboration portal; provide scientific analysis services using high-end equipment available in our centralized labs (e.g., microscopy, NMR, mass spectrometry, and X-ray diffraction); and discuss licensing opportunities to an array of discoveries, inventions, and copyrighted creative and digital works. 

We look forward to working with you!


Research Enabled is designed to connect university researchers, experts, and resources to the challenges and needs of industry, no matter the company size or challenge. Our experts represent all fields and disciplines, from the sciences to business, the humanities and much more. The university also houses a massive array of equipment and facilities not always accessible to companies, whether due to cost or scheduling use. This portal easily connects companies with equipment and expertise for contract work. We are here to make it easy for both industry and academia to collaborate and leverage what both have to offer.

Research Enabled is a collaboration between the University of Missouri System with campuses in St. Louis, Kansas City, Rolla, and Columbia; and the Southern Illinois University System with campuses in Carbondale, Edwardsville, and Springfield. These two systems represent more than 4,000 researchers from across all disciplines. 

The portal is available to Research Enabled Industry Partners and researchers from the UM and SIU systems.

University researchers can log in and claim their profile using their SSO information. UM researcher profiles are pre-populated with information from Academic Analytics; just log in, set your preferences, upload any current research projects ready for industry funding, and get ready to receive industry research challenges targeted at your expertise and resources.

If you would like to become a Research Enabled industry partner, email or call Tomy Ames (, 636-459-5495).


We want to thank all of the industry, community, and university partners who came together to develop Research Enabled and who continue to support the mission and grow the initiative.  

Industry Partners

Community Partners

University Partners


*founding partners


Tomy Ames, Director
(636) 459-5495

Research Enabled was developed by The Curators of the University of Missouri using Federal funds under award #ED19HDQ0200011 from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Economic Development Administration or the U.S. Department of Commerce.

UMSL has significant research resources within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry that can be leveraged not only by UMSL researchers, but also by non-UMSL academic and industry researchers on a contract basis. For more information on the equipment and services available, please visit the relevant lab listed below. 

To request service, visit Research Enabled ( and submit a Request for Expertise/Resources. You will receive a brief proposal back including the responding lab's rates. You can also create a quick draft contract online to speed the process if you'd like. Contact Tomy Ames ( for more information on this convenient portal that works to match your needs with the resources available at UMSL (also at the other three UM campuses and the three SIU campuses if desired). 


The UMSL Microscope Imaging and Spectroscopy Technology (MIST) Laboratory has expertise and equipment for various types of specimen preparation and microscopic or spectroscopic analysis. The laboratory supports research in chemistry, physics, and biology, and provides analytical support and referrals for local industries and members of the academic community. For more information, please contact Bishal Nepal at   

The UMSL High Resolution NMR Facility houses three NMR spectrometers: an Agilent DD2 600, a Bruker Avance 300 and a Varian Unity Plus 300. For more information, please contact to Dr. Rensheng Luo at or (314) 516-5330. 

X-ray crystal structure determination is an important technique for most inorganic and organic chemists. The X-ray Diffraction Laboratory at UMSL is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and computational facilities for solid-state three-dimensional crystal and molecular structure determinations. For more information, please contact Dr. Jagan Rajamoni at

Contact us for information on our latest discoveries, inventions, and copyrighted materials available for licensing. Tamara Wilgers, director of IP management & commercialization, or 314-516-6884.

Also visit the following:

  • UM TechFinder. Find technologies available for licensing from any of the four University of Missouri campuses. Search for "UMSL" for our campus' available inventions.

  • AUTM Innovation Marketplace (AIM)The AIM database includes more than 19,000 university technologies available for licensing, including those from the four campuses of the University of Missouri System.