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

For newest biomimicry graduate, it is all about the egg

Daphne Fecheyr-Lippens research here has focused on an economical and environmentally friendly use of waste chicken eggshells.
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Polymer professor awarded $2 million for leading research in fighting opioid epidemic

Dr. Matthew Becker’s pioneering research has received the largest grant given to a higher education institution as part of the Third Frontier Commission effort combatting the opioid crisis.
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Students design bike with 3D printed parts for boy with rare condition

Wesley Radebaugh can now pedal alongside family and friends on his one-of-a-kind set of wheels.
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Research team digs into new technique

This new process provides vital clues to the nature and function of subsurface features, including ancient pits, floors and hearths.
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