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.
Research Partners: Robots, Soldiers and Scientists
Hundreds of NC State University Faculty Identified Among Top 2% of Research Scientists
Dig This: ‘Neglected’ Dinosaur Had Super Senses
A Leader Passes: Remembering Chancellor Larry Monteith
Poop, Pee and Microbes: The Complicated Ecology of Pit Latrines
Robotic Prosthetic Ankles Improve ‘Natural’ Movement, Stability
Strengthening National Security and Defense
6th in Research Expenditures
among public universities without a medical school
NC State Brings Research Expertise to Galapagos
Our Strategic Research Areas
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.
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.
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.
We use innovative technology to make smarter machines, more efficient processes and safer communities.
NC State research benefits the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe.