Research at UA

The University of Akron seeks to increase relevant knowledge for its stakeholders, including students, industries, governments and educational institutions. The University sees its research as a driver for finding meaningful solutions to advance the region.

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Working with UA and its Research Foundation

The University of Akron's research services offer support for:

  • Industry:
    • Providing access to research expertise
    • Facilitating testing and research services
    • Licensing UA technology
    • Providing graduate student interns
  • Entrepreneurs and startups:
    • Conducting customer discovery and market research
    • Mentorship by experienced UARF Senior Fellows
    • Providing paths to funding
    • Adding student interns to supplement your team
  • Faculty:
    • Supporting grant applications
    • Helping with technology commercialization
    • Partnering to reach out to customers and learn about markets
    • Patenting and licensing new technologies
  • Students:
    • Providing internships and unique opportunities
    • Forming teams to learn what its like to launch a product through I-Corps Sites
    • Making investment recommendations on real companies through NEOSVF
    • Supporting area businesses through internship partnerships

Research News

Engineering and art join forces to benefit Akron neighborhoods

New mobile splash park attractions will bring playful water features to underserved Akron neighborhoods.
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With the help of frogs, graduate student wins award for tire tread research

Arnob Banik is developing a solution to improve tire treads to achieve better wet traction.


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‘Grease is the word’ for UA research team

Research by civil engineer Dr. Paul Shiller could improve lubricating greases.
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New bandage means less pain for patients on removal

Prototyping and testing are complete for the bandage, which releases under specific wavelength of light.
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