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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.

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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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The Harrison College of Pharmacy's Angela Calderón is supported by the National Institutes of Health in her study to determine the effects of the natural botanical kratom on HIV antiretroviral drugs.

February 29, 2024

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Miria Criado, an assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, is driven to help curb the detrimental impacts of avian flu on poultry by studying the dynamic between the virus and host within the College of Veterinary Medicine.

February 27, 2024

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A team of investigators with the Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy and East Alabama Health is collaborating to research readmission rates and solutions for improving the transition of care process.

February 19, 2024

Xinyu Zhang

Xinyu Zhang and a team of researchers are developing innovative, cost-effective and portable opioid biosensors capable of providing immediate and accurate opioid detection and monitoring.

February 13, 2024

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This week’s segment of the Everything Auburn podcast focuses on a new study by two researchers in Auburn’s College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment who examined the global impact of free-ranging house cats on biodiversity – essentially assessing all of the species that these cats eat and what that means globally. The episode features Auburn professor Chris Lepczyk, who along with Jean Fantle-Lepczyk conducted this study that drew from more than 150 years of data and has garnered quite a bit of national new attention.

February 07, 2024

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Auburn faculty and partners transform east Alabama mathematics education through dedication and funded research initiatives.

February 07, 2024

Auburn University has yet another National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow. Mehmet Arik, associate professor of mechanical engineering, was recently tapped for the professional honor (widely recognized as the most prestigious awarded to academic inventors) on the strength of more than 120 issued patents with a broad range of applications in medical systems, energy systems, aviation systems and photonics technologies.

February 01, 2024

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Auburn University professor and researcher Dr. Leonardo De La Fuente is part of an international team of scientists who are playing a pivotal role in combating a disease that is threatening major tree crops around the world.

January 29, 2024

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More than 800 students, faculty and staff participated in the university’s inaugural On the Pl(AI)ns of Auburn: AI Day on Jan. 25. The daylong event featured seminars, panel discussions and demonstrations focused on the future of AI tools as part of Auburn’s teaching and learning environment, generative AI, and other digital creation skills.

January 25, 2024

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Olga Harrington Pinto, a postdoctoral researcher in Auburn's Department of Physics, was granted access to the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) where she calculated the CO2 detection for the first time from Centaur 39P/Oterma.

January 12, 2024

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Steven E. Taylor

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