Among universities, Kent State is classified as an institution with high research activity. One of the most unique aspects of Kent State is that our faculty support and involve both graduate and undergraduate students in their research projects (as opposed to only enabling graduate students to undertake research activities, which is common at other universities worldwide).
- $30 million in extramural research funding over the past five years.
- $366 million invested in our research by the federal government to date.
- 166+ active U.S. patents for research.
- Kent State University boasts more than 190 active U.S. patents for faculty research.
- Kent State is ranked 5th among all U.S. and Canadian universities in the number of patents issued per million dollars in research expenditures, according to the Milken Institute.
- Recent research includes the discovery of “Ardi” by Kent State University professor of anthropology Dr. C. Owen Lovejoy and his colleagues, which was named the Breakthrough of the Year by Science Magazine and its publisher, AAAS, the world’s largest science society.
- 10 Kent State University researchers were also part of an international team of scientists who detected the most massive anti-nucleus discovered to date.
Liquid Crystal Technology Research
- Kent State is the birthplace of LCD and home to the innovative and groundbreaking Liquid Crystal Institute, founded in 1965 by Glenn H. Brown, Ph.D.
- Major institutes such as the world-renowned Liquid Crystal Institute have contributed to our university’s reputation in the United States and abroad.
Kent State University is recognized by prestigious organizations, including:
- National Academy of Sciences
- Institute for Financial Markets
- Science Watch
- American Physical Society
- National Science Foundation