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

Filtration engineer’s latest invention holds water

Dr. George Chase, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has a patent pending on a separation device to remove water droplets from fuel.
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‘One Strange Rock’: UA biologist featured in National Geographic documentary

A segment with Dr. Hazel Barton exploring New Mexico’s Lechuguilla Cave debuts tonight, and will also be livestreamed.
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Chameleon-like elastomers — champions of quick color change

University of Akron polymer researcher helps to discover synthetic biological tissue that also changes color like chameleon skin.
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Polymer professor joins medical and biological engineering elite

Dr. Matthew Becker was honored for developing novel families of degradable polymers for use in additive manufacturing, regenerative medicine and drug delivery.
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