Research at the University of Akron

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. UA's research initiatives include:

  • Research expertise in polymers and advanced materials, biomaterials and medical devices, advanced energy, computational science, and nanotechnology
  • 70 new technologies disclosed each year
  • A leadership role in the BioInnovation Institute in Akron
  • Collaboration with industry through more than one hundred active sponsored research projects
  • Entrepreneurship initiatives including the Akron Regional Change Angels (ARCHAngels) investment network that connects emerging companies to funding sources
  • A technology transfer program that ranks first in Ohio in efficiency of commercializing research
  • A nationally recognized research foundation (UARF) that shares its expertise with other major Ohio universities
  • Collaboration with the Greater Akron Chamber to build, attract and retain high tech companies in Northeast Ohio
  • A commitment to attract and graduate more students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines through partnership in Akron’s STEM-focused high school

FEATURED NEWS

Millions in state funding to support UA research

Research at The University of AkronUA was the big winner in the distribution of funding from the Ohio Third Frontier Commission.

Of the $12.5 million in awards announced in October to support start-ups and commercialize technologies, University of Akron researchers and their collaborators received a combined total of more than $5 million—more than any other single organization in the state. Full story.



Research News

New LEAP program helps speed technologies to market

10/01/14 - Using a Proof of Concept approach, university funding is combined with guidance from industry and entrepreneurship experts to identify the most commercially ready inventions.
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Heinz part of multi-university grant from Navy

09/10/14 - Dr. Hendrik Heinz, associate professor of polymer engineering, and partners from six other universities have been awarded a $7.5 million grant from the Department of Defense to study corrosion of materials.
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Great Recession’s health effects in the workplace?

08/19/14 - Increased workloads and less satisfying job duties — both big stressors in previous recessions — are often the new norm. Those who remain on the job are used to coping with stressful environments.
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What causes nurse burnout?

08/19/14 - Nurses driven mainly by a desire to help others are more likely to burn out, say UA sociology professors.
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