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.

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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

Economics professor receives second Fulbright Award to conduct research in Italy

Dr. Sucharita Ghosh will share her expertise in international economics and conduct research at the University of Salento and the University of Bari.
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Discovering a little-understood cell in mice that opens a world of color

UA's Dr. Jordan Renna is part of a team of scientists whose research findings could aid in developing treatments for human vision disorders and diseases.
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Studying nature’s smallest rainbows may inspire new optical technologies

How does the male rainbow peacock spider make its intense rainbow iridescent signal to entice females? The answer has implications for a wide array of fields, including biotechnology.
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Polymer researcher leading the charge to improve battery life

Dr. Yu Zhu is heading a project to extend the amount of time between battery charge.
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