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CHIPS Funding Fuels Two New Research Initiatives at NC State

With over $50M through the CHIPS and Science Act, our university will help lead two regional innovation hubs to strengthen national security and promote environmental sustainability.

We’re at the Forefront of Discovery

The Office of Research and Innovation supports the research, scholarship and creative activities of the NC State community by promoting collaborative research and an innovative environment.

We’re a dynamic organization for a dynamic institution. As part of a preeminent research university, we encourage the curious and creative to think and do the extraordinary.

From securing funding to commercializing research and from cultivating collaboration to educating on best practices, we provide support every step of the way.

Research Leadership Academy Spotlight

Maria Mayorga, one of six new RLA members inducted in 2023, tells us how as director of the operations research program in the Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering she works with big data to help solve grand challenges ranging from healthcare inequities to human trafficking.

To learn more about our newest RLA members, read this article.

Proposal Development Unit (PDU) Celebrates 20th Anniversary

As one of the nation’s first university units of its kind, the PDU has helped NC State faculty secure over $1 billion worth of interdisciplinary research funding throughout its 20-year history.

Strengthening National Security and Defense

Throughout our history, NC State has allied with military and civilian partners to improve our nation’s defense and security. Today, our research initiatives related to national security range from advanced materials and artificial intelligence to signal processing and soldier performance.

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6th in Research Expenditures

among public universities without a medical school
(HERD 2022)

Our Strategic Research Areas

Designing Healthy and Resilient Societies

NC State researchers find innovative ways to improve our well-being — whether they’re nourishing healthier animals and more nutritious crops or using textile technology to 3D-print fibers that better mimic those in the human body.

Harnessing Data for Decision Making

In an increasingly data-centric world, our researchers are improving the information we collect — and making sure it’s used for good. We use analytics to predict natural disasters and to advance promising fields like quantum computing.

Enriching the Human Experience

Our faculty collaborate across disciplines to study our past, our present and what it means to be human. The scientific discoveries we’re making today will become tomorrow’s fundamentals in fields like chemistry and physics.

Creating Safe, Secure and Intelligent Systems

We use innovative technology to make smarter machines, more efficient processes and safer communities.

Driving Food, Water and Energy Solutions

NC State research benefits the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe.

Results Magazine

Stay up-to-date with the latest news about research innovation coming out of NC State.

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