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

Engineering professor to present freshwater research at ACS national meeting

Mechanical engineer is leading a research team to develop a lightweight, battery-powered freshwater harvester that could take as much as 10 gallons per hour from the air.
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Student sleuths find artifacts from early integrated neighborhood

The houses are gone now, but traces of the people who lived on Honeywell Drive remain — offering hands-on history lessons to the students in this summer's Archaeology Field School.
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Polymer professor earns award from American Chemical Society

Dr. Matthew Becker's research at the interface of chemistry, materials and medicine is being honored.
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Biomedical engineer looks to improve cancer treatment

The National Institutes of Health funds 3D models of cancer cell drug resistance.
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