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Research

The College of Science and Mathematics has a strong interdisciplinary research focus with a growing emphasis on applied research, averaging over $10 million annually in grants and contracts. We maintain close relations with area hospitals, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and the Air Force Institute of Technology, providing many unique opportunities for research collaborations. 

Facilities and Equipment

A wide range of advanced technologies, instruments, and facilities are available for faculty and students to use for research. Please contact us to discuss availability. Available resources include: 

Areas of Research

Areas of research loosely align with our four Ph.D. programs: 

Departmental Research

Eight departments provide the college with a unique blend of disciplines from psychology to neuroscience or brain activity, chemistry to biochemistry, sensor development to sensory perception, and computational modeling of ecosystems to water percolation in soils. 

Research News

Madhavi Kadakia named interim vice provost for research at Wright State

Madhavi Kadakia is chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and associate dean of research affairs of the Boonshoft School of Medicine.

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New research by Lake Campus faculty member Chuck Ciampaglio published by prestigious international journal
Chuck Ciampaglio, professor of Earth and environmental science, and alumnus David Peterman discovered how an extinct animal moved through water.

Wright State WestRock Scholars studying quality of Wilmington drinking water sources

WestRock created a research fund in 2020 to support research in sustainability science by Wright State students.

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