University Research Council

The University Research Council is responsible for the supervision and coordination of sponsored and contractual research activities carried out at The University of Akron through such departments, colleges, research institutes and centers as established to conduct research. The Council is chaired by the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School. Its members are recommended to the Vice President for Resarch and Dean of the Graduate School, in consultation with the Senior Vice President, Provost and COO. Membership includes the Director of the Office of Research Administration, General Counsel, Dean of the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, Dean of Engineering, Dean of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, Director of the Institute of Polymer Engineering and two faculty members recommended by the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate.

Research Centers and Institutes