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Visitor Information and Directions


Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics
Energy Research Facility (Bldg. #223)
8279 Paint Branch Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-3511

Phone: 301-405-4951
Fax: 301-314-9437 (Energy Research Facility)
Fax: 301-405-1678 (A.V. Williams Bldg.)

Visitor Parking Info
Directions

General Information

The Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics has offices and laboratories in the Energy Research Facility and the A.V. Williams Building. The administrative offices, machine shop, and experimental laboratories are housed in the Energy Research Facility (Bldg. #223, pictured above); the Theory Group, Chaos Group, and others are located on the third floor of the AVW Building (Bldg. #115, pictured right). Please check IREAP's personnel page for the location of persons you may wish to visit.

The University of Maryland is located just a few miles northeast of Washington, D.C., 30 miles (45 km) south of Baltimore, and 30 miles (45 km) west of Annapolis.

Campus Map

Visitor Parking Information

Pay-by-space visitor parking is available in the Paint Branch Visitor's Lot across from the Kim Engineering Building and in Regent's Drive Garage. Please see map below.

Directions

Directions to IREAP from Baltimore and Points North

(via I-95)

1. Take I-95 S towards Washington, D.C.
2. I-95 will fork as it meets the Capital Beltway. Stay in the second-to-right lane at the fork to take exit 27 for I-495 W toward Silver Spring/Bethesda. 
3. After exiting towards 1-495 W, keep left to follow signs for US-1/College Park.
4. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 25A-25B for US-1/Baltimore Ave S towards College Park.
5. Take a slight right onto US-1/Baltimore Ave (2.4 mi).
6. Exit right onto MD-193W/University Blvd. 
7. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Paint Branch Drive. IREAP will be on your left after the first stop sign. 
8. For visitor parking, continue on Paint Branch Drive past IREAP and through two more stop signs. Turn right into the Paint Branch Visitor's Lot after the second stop sign. 

(via MD-295)

1. Take MD-295 S/Baltimore-Washington Parkway towards Washington, D.C.
2. Take exit for MD-193/Greenbelt Road. 
4. Turn left onto Southway Rd (signs for MD-193). 
5. Take a slight right onto MD-193/Greenbelt Rd.
6. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Paint Branch Drive. IREAP will be on your left after the first stop sign. 
7. For visitor parking, continue on Paint Branch Drive past IREAP and through two more stop signs. Turn right into the Paint Branch Visitor's Lot after the second stop sign.

Directions to IREAP from Washington D.C. and Points South

1. Take DC-295 N or New York Ave E towards MD-295.
2. Merge onto MD-295 N/Baltimore-Washington Parkway.
3. Take the MD-410 exit towards Hyattsville/New Carrollton. 
4. Use the left two lanes to turn left onto MD-410/Riverdale Rd.
5. Turn right onto Kenilworth Ave. 
6. Turn left onto Paint Branch Parkway. 
7. Stay straight at intersection with US-1/Baltimore Ave to enter campus via Campus Drive.
8. Stay right on Campus Drive to turn right onto Paint Branch Drive.
9. For visitor parking, take the first left (before the stop sign!) into the Paint Branch Visitor's Lot.
10. IREAP will be on your right following the second stop sign. 
 

Directions to IREAP from NIST and Points West

1. Take I-270 S towards Washington D.C. (approx. 18 mi).
2. Use the right two lanes to merge onto I-495 E toward College Park/Silver Spring
3. Take exit 28B for Maryland 650/New Hampshire Ave toward Tacoma Park.
4. Merge onto New Hampshire Ave (approx. 3 mi).
5. Use the left two lanes to turn left onto Adelphi Rd (0.4 mi).
6. Use the left two lanes to turn left onto Metzerott Rd (1 mi).
7. Continue straight onto Paint Branch Drive. IREAP will be on your left after the first stop sign. 
8. For visitor parking, continue on Paint Branch Drive past IREAP and through two more stop signs. Turn right into the Paint Branch Visitor's Lot after the second stop sign.