A Welcome Message from Grant McGimpsey, Vice President for Research
“Research for Life”: Ideas, Innovation, CommercializationWelcome to our new Research home page. Through this site we will share with you the groundbreaking research and scholarship at Kent State University that is enriching lives, improving health and driving regional economic development. I invite you to bookmark this web site and check back often to stay informed of the numerous discoveries, breakthroughs and inventions coming from our research, and the many special events planned for the future. This site will serve as a portal into the many exciting research projects and creative activities that illustrate the deep commitment of our faculty to excellence at every level.
“Research for Life” at Kent State means focusing on the major global challenges we face as a society – healthcare, energy and sustainability. Through our research in these fields we are making a deep impact both regionally and globally. “Research for Life” also means enriching lives through our cultural and artistic endeavors, educating the next generation of educators, and inquiring deeply into the human condition. In all these areas and more, Kent State excels.
“Research for Life” also describes Kent State’s commitment to the regional, state and national economies. Through our many research endeavors, our translation of research into technologies, partnering at the regional and national levels, and the creation of new companies and industries, we are ensuring the future economic well being of our region and state.
“Research for Life” also speaks to our commitment to creating a highly trained technical workforce in Northeast Ohio that will support our existing industries and attract new business to the region, thereby accelerating job growth. For example, through our research endeavors, we are creating a new generation of professionals who can contribute to the region’s growing medical and materials business sectors.
I am pleased you have decided to check out our website and I encourage you to be both a regular visitor to the site as well as attend our many, technical, artistic and business-oriented events.
W. Grant McGimpsey, Ph.D. , Vice President for Research