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.

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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

An AI network-based approach is being used to help predict colorectal cancer risk.

June 17, 2024

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Betsy Garcia is an assistant research professor and Extension specialist at Rural Studio, CADC's off-campus design-build program in Newbern, Alabama, where she studies energy usage in affordable housing.

June 12, 2024

Auburn is part of a national team receiving $5.2 million for specialty crop breeding research.

June 07, 2024

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A team of faculty at Auburn was recently awarded $246,000 by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to recruit veterinarians to shortage areas and support existing veterinarians already serving the areas.

May 29, 2024

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Endowed Professor Nannan Liu uncovers key insights about insects’ molecular mechanisms that have been cited extensively. Her work expands understanding of insecticide resistance development, offering valuable insights for developing more effective and environmentally safe insecticides.

May 22, 2024

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Professor Nannan Liu is one of the top 2% of entomologists in the world and an internationally recognized insect toxicologist.

May 16, 2024

Adm. Christopher W. Grady, who as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the nation's second highest-ranking military officer, toured prominent Auburn engineering research centers on May 3.

May 03, 2024

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A researcher in the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment has received a U.S. Forest Service grant to study forest carbon sequestration.

May 01, 2024

If there's an academic institution currently more invested in preaching the importance and teaching the methods of polymer recycling than Auburn, Ed Davis doesn't know what it is.

April 26, 2024

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Steven Taylor

Steven E. Taylor

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