Research facts

$304.8 million

Research award dollars rose nearly 62% 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

$91.7 million

NIH awards rose over 7.4% from FY15 to FY20

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

Microscopy and Cytometry

The Microscopy, Imaging & Cytometry Resources core aims to enhance the peer-reviewed funded research activities of faculty whose research requires these techniques.
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Research that's WARRIOR STRONG