Research facts

$304.8 million

Research award dollars rose nearly 62% from FY15 to FY20

$91.7 million

NIH awards rose over 7.4% from FY15 to FY20

67th

Ranked 67th by NSF among public research universities for total R&D expenditures

$244.2 million

Wayne State reported $244.2 million in research expenditures in FY19

Key research areas spotlight

Fundamental Sciences

Wayne State has a long tradition of excellence in fundamental sciences research. From developing an understanding of nanomaterials to advance technologies such as information storage, sensors energy conversion and more, to studying fundamental particles in detail to understand the universe at a fundamental level, our faculty are engaged in research that will improve scientific theories and fuel future innovations.
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Cores and facilities spotlight

Lumigen Instrument Center

The Lumigen Instrument Center provides high-quality research and teaching support to Wayne State faculty and students, as well to Detroit-area and the Michigan scientific community.
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Research that's WARRIOR STRONG