About UM-Dearborn Research

Since the university’s founding, UM-Dearborn has always had roots in highly practical research. We’re proud to say that spirit still motivates our research enterprise today, though as the world’s major challenges have changed, we’ve changed along with them. Our faculty ranks now include experts in a wide range of emerging and evolving disciplines like sustainability, mobility, educational research and curriculum innovation, additive manufacturing and materials, social equity, cyber-physical systems, bioengineering, 21st century energy systems, and urban arts — just to name a few of the areas we count as strengths. Moreover, we pride ourselves in having highly interdisciplinary teams that love working collaboratively to solve complex problems requiring multiple perspectives. You’ll also see from our body of work that we believe everyone has a role to play in research — whether you’re an undergrad or post-doc, an early-career faculty member or renowned veteran.

Research Strengths

  • Additive Manufacturing, Materials and Design
  • Sustainability and Recycling Technologies
  • Education Research and Curriculum Innovation
  • Mobility
  • Urban Arts, Media, Culture
  • Energy and Power Distribution Infrastructure
  • Software Engineering & Cyber-physical Systems

Office of Research

The UM-Dearborn Office of Research’s mission is to support, advocate for and stimulate research on campus. We strive to make the pre-award process easy, intuitive and more efficient. Learn more about our work and services by visiting the Office of Research website.

UM-Dearborn Research in Numbers

External Research and Sponsored Funding in FY 2021

  • Total External Award: $8 million
  • Total Award Dollars Submitted: $40 million
  • Research Expenditures: $8-9 million

Faculty Scholarly Publications in AY 2020-21

341
Journal articles
133
Conference proceedings
31
Book chapters
12
Books

Faculty Scholarly Publications YOY

 

Academic Year 2019-20

Academic Year 2020-21

Journal Articles

375

341

Conference Proceedings

134

133

Book Chapters

53

31

Books

19

12
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