Auburn's driving research and innovation for a better world.

Our Work Solves Problems

We don’t back down from challenges. We meet them head-on. From lab to field, to communities across Alabama and around the world, wherever real-world solutions are needed, Auburn is at work.

Areas of Strength

Improving Health and Health Care

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We’re focused on next-generation therapeutics, health disparities, precision medicine, chronic and infectious diseases and health care quality and cost.

Advancing Intelligent Solutions

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We’re moving the world forward in areas of automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, next-generation manufacturing, quantum computing and data science.

Building Resilient Communities

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We’re fueling greater energy independence and resilience, cultivating environmental sustainability and preserving our future food and water supply.

Securing a Safer World

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We’re anticipating and countering the latest cyber and homeland security threats and partnering with national security leaders to make our world a safer place.

Accelerating Space Systems Development

We’re launching next-generation space science technology, materials and research to advance space exploration and train a skilled space workforce.

Work with us

The Park at Auburn

From helping launch businesses to supporting mature companies, The Park nurtures a healthy and successful entrepreneurial environment.

New Venture Accelerator

The New Venture Accelerator and our partners have created a vibrant, supportive, entrepreneurial environment committed to helping advance new and growing businesses.

The IP Exchange

The IP Exchange helps Auburn faculty take research to the marketplace for the benefit of others.

Research at Work

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To strategically address the nation’s ongoing food security issues, the Office of Academic Insight and the College of Veterinary Medicine are working to develop solutions to increase the number of veterinarians working in food-animal operations, a critical component of food production and human consumption.

September 29, 2023

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Faculty and Alabama Extension specialists in Auburn’s College of Agriculture work with farmers to help them adopt conservation practices and tackle social or economic barriers.

September 28, 2023

At its recent September conference in La Jolla, California, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) honored Larry Rilett, director of the Auburn University Transportation Research Institute (AUTRI), with its prestigious Steinberg Award, which annually recognizes “an individual who has made remarkable contributions to transportation education and research.”

September 28, 2023

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Matthew Yarnold, director of the Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory (ASEL) and an associate professor in civil and environmental engineering, is working to improve the long-term functionality of bridges in Alabama by focusing on how to improve deck slabs that connect bridge decks without using traditional deck joints.

September 28, 2023

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Benjamin Bowers, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering (CEE), hopes to provide airports small and large under Federal Aviation Administration authority with a toolkit to assess the resilience of asphalt on airfield pavements.

September 26, 2023

April Smith

Associate Professor April Smith’s latest study focuses on how to predict and prevent suicidal thoughts and actions before they occur in people with eating disorders.

September 26, 2023

Auburn Research

Steven Taylor

Steven E. Taylor

Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASABE
Senior Vice President for Research & Economic Development
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