Kent State has a 60-year history of leading in diverse aspects of research into solid-state materials, a legacy supported and strengthened by faculty from the College of the Arts, the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, the College of Aeronautics and Engineering, the College of Podiatric Medicine, and the College of Public Health
This section highlights a few of the ongoing projects conducted by our faculty that will show you why we’re a national leader in brain health research. You’ll have a chance to learn about new insights into reducing the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, how our brains can “turn up our temperature” to help us lose weight, important differences in the brain waves of Tibetan monks, and some others.
The ESDRI is committed to supporting research concerning both natural and built systems and advancing conversations about the complex, dynamic relationships between humanity and the environment in this new era of global human influence – the Anthropocene. In support of this mission, we’ve developed opportunities and programming to build our research community.
The goal of the university’s Global Understanding Research Initiative is to foster new interdisciplinary collaborations, with a particular focus on research that spans not only disciplinary boundaries but geographic boundaries as well.
The Healthy Communities Research Initiative (HCRI) is focused on basic and applied research leading to discovery of processes and practices that enable all people to thrive free of preventable disease and injury, while also achieving well-being and health-related quality of life.
Innovation at Kent State University is alive and well! Our Liquid Crystal Institute is always at the forefront of invention and discovery, and we are seeing exciting developments from other areas of the University too. Faculty in our College of Podiatric Medicine, in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Aeronautics and Engineering, the Fashion School, and many other schools and colleges are busy working on new ideas and designs.