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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.


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

Chemistry professor secures $1.9 million R01 grant for asthma research

Dr. Sailaja Paruchuri hopes her efforts will lead to new treatments of common respiratory disorders and allergies.
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Ph.D. student has close eye on research, fellowship

Katelyn Sondereker received a research grant and fellowship award for her work in analyzing cells in the human eyeball.
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UARF’s Spark Fund announces the completion of third successful project

Dr. Gary Doll,has successfully completed the prototyping and testing of three new coating technologies that combat corrosion, abrasion and wear of metal parts.
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Three of UA's own honored for strides in STEM fields

Among the 29 honorees chosen by Crain’s for its “Notable Women in STEM” issue are three professors in biology, engineering and education at UA.
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