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

Ph.D. student explores 3D printing in New Mexico

Adam Woods is spending the summer in Albuquerque at Sandia National Laboratories to learn the process for building a custom 3D printer system.
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Research on spider glue resolves sticky problem

The way spider glues function in humid conditions provides clues for better commercial adhesives.
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Vehicle is human powered from concept to competition

Our Human Powered Vehicle student design team placed second in the 2018 HPV North America East Collegiate Competition in April.
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