Vice Chancellor Alan Rebar
Dr. Alan Rebar is NC State’s fourth Vice Chancellor for Research. As Chief Research Officer (CRO), he oversees all research activities at NC State. Under his authority, units reporting to the Office of Research and Innovation centrally manage research administration, the university’s intellectual properties, and industry and government agency alliances on the university’s award-winning research campus. Researchers at NC State are supported by $349+ million in sponsored programs from federal, local government, industry, and nonprofit organizations. NC State’s research portfolio exceeds 4,000 invention disclosures, 880 US patents, 600 active commercialization agreements, and 500 products to market. Centennial Campus hosts more than 70 corporate, government and non-profit partners working with the university’s 75+ centers and institutes, laboratories and research departments.
“NC State is an outstanding land-grant university with an excellent reputation for both fundamental scholarship and solution-driven research with direct societal and economic impact.” -Vice Chancellor Alan Rebar
The Annual Report is produced in the fall to highlight the research achievements across NC State.Learn More
University Strategic Plan
NC State develops a new strategic plan every four years; the current plan applies to FY2012-2016.Learn More
Research and intellectual property statistics for multiple years can be found in Office of Research and Innovation’s Research Statistics.Learn More
# 2 in Industry Sponsored Research
among public universities without medical schools.Learn More
The Vice Chancellor connects with cross-disciplinary leaders to unite their goals with the university’s mission. Administration, faculty, and staff committees, along with the newly formed Research Leadership Academy facilitate research policies and activities. Each year the committees meet jointly in the fall for an update on the state of research at NC State and retreat in the spring to discuss NC State’s research strategy.
College Associate Deans for Research and other research stakeholders make up the Research Operations Council (ROC). Chaired by the Vice Chancellor, the ROC contemplates growth opportunities, identifies areas of excellence, promotes cross-disciplinary and trans-institutional collaborations, and unifies goals and objectives of local research with NC State’s research mission and priorities. The ROC meets monthly except July and August.Learn More
The University Research Committee (URC) represents research faculty from the ten academic colleges and ex-officio staff members. Chaired by a faculty member, the URC is the faculty’s voice to research administration. The committee evaluates and advises on research-related issues and concerns and assist with identifying emerging areas of interest or concern. The URC meets monthly during the academic year.Learn More
The Research Support Council (RSC) is the research administration staff component of the Vice Chancellor’s research committees. Representatives from Office of Research and Innovation’s SPARCS, Finance’s Contracts and Grants, college research offices, departments, and centers and institutes communicate and clarify external and internal research policy. The RSC is led by an Executive Committee and meets bi-monthly with the Executive Committee meeting on the alternate months.Learn More
The Research Leadership Academy (RLA) was established in FY2016 by the Vice Chancellor under the recommendation of the URC to complement two other long-standing groups that honor NC State faculty, the Academy of Outstanding Teachers and the Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension. The RLA operates as the faculty-driven epicenter for the development and implementation of best practices in the empowerment of research faculty at all levels at NC State.Learn More
$405+ Million in New Research Awards
One of only two universities in the nation leading two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers and only university leading three federally funded collaborative institutes.Learn More