In 2006, the three research universities in New Mexico [University of New MexicoNew Mexico State University, and New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology] came together to create the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The goal of the NMC is to facilitate research in the state of New Mexico, and specifically to increase research collaborations between universities, industry, and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

Science is increasingly collaborative; tackling problems at a large scale requires cross-institutional, cross-disciplinary teams. The NMC helps LANL, universities, and industry work together.

Our goal is to develop, implement and continually improve models for pursuing and conducting collaborative research across our partner institutions. Our passion for what we do, coupled with the desire to uplift other institutions, companies, and agencies is an equation for success.

What We Do

Research at the NMC includes Advanced Computing, Biofuels, Biomedical & Human Health, Climate Change, Hydrology, Material Science, Neuromorphic Computing, Plant Biology & Agriculture, Physics, Seismic Research, and Space Science. Read more about the NMC’s most recent research highlights HERE.

Facts About the NMC

  • Founded in 2006
  • Independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
  • Headquartered in Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • Governed by a Board of Directors consisting of two members from each university and LANL
  • Support staff of around 20 and 60 plus researchers from around the globe

Our collaborators and partners:

  • Partner universities: University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • Other New Mexico colleges and universities:
  • Other universities:
  • Government Laboratories: Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
  • Research Institutes: Southwest Research Institute, Space Science Institute
  • Industry: We partner with Mercury Bio, Specifica Inc., Trait Biosciences, UbiQD

Research sponsored by:

  • Federal Agencies: NSF, NIH, NASA, DOE, NNSA, NOAA, US Air Force, US Department of Commerce, US Fish and Wildlife, USGS, USDA, National Forest Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Government Entities: Triad National Security, LLC
  • Private Foundations: Bill and Melinda Gates, LANL Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Arcadia Foundation

See the New Mexico Consortium Inclusivity Statement here.