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

Chemical engineering among research areas at UA ranked internationally

The University of Akron has the strongest chemical engineering research in the state of Ohio says the latest National Taiwan University Ranking.
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Puskas and Jana to be honored by ACS Rubber Division

The two UA researchers are being honored for the many contributions they have made in their fields.
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UA professor leads algae bloom research project

Dr. Teresa J. Cutright's research could prevent future infestation of algae in drinking water reservoirs.
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Sandia National Laboratories and UA to collaborate in materials science

This latest collaboration for the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering will enable new discovery and innovation for both institutions.
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