Research & Industry

Yi Qian, Associate Professor in Computer and Electronics Engineering at PKI, is working with wireless bandwidth to aid emergency communications.

Pioneering the Frontiers of Knowledge

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, research and innovation drive discoveries, scholarship and creative activity that expand basic knowledge and solve real-world problems. Our growing research enterprise helps fuel economic development for Nebraska and addresses major challenges facing our state, our nation and the world.

Dennis L. Molfese peeks through the opening of the New MRI machine for Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior (CB3) being moved into East Stadium construction.

Office of Research

The Office of Research and Economic Development promotes and facilitates the university’s research enterprise, strategic partnerships and technology development efforts. Total external funding for research has increased by 110 percent since 2001.

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Jinsong Huang in his lab. He is a NSF Career winner who is aiming at increasing the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells to above 15% with the large induced permanent electric field by the inserted ultrathin ferroelectric polymer layer. It will be accomplished through thorough understanding the science underlying the ferroelectric organic photovoltaic devices (FE-OPVs) which has the proof-of-concept recently demonstrated.

NUtech Ventures

NUtech Ventures is a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Nebraska established to commercialize technologies by forming innovative R&D partnerships between university researchers and the private sector. NUtech measures its success by the number of companies, products and jobs created by University of Nebraska research.

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Aerial rendering of Nebraska Innovation Campus

Nebraska Innovation Campus

Nebraska Innovation Campus is a 249-acre public/private research and technology center adjacent to the university’s City Campus. This long-term project has the potential to become a center of innovation and economic development for the state and the university.

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Dr. Tim Gay, Nebraska Professor of Physics, and Ashley Ernesti, an undergraduate assistant, work in the Behlen lab with the polarized electron scattering apparatus.

Industry Relations

The university welcomes the opportunity to partner with local, regional and international industries. To learn about the advantages of collaborating with the university or to schedule a customized tour of campus facilities, contact (402) 472-4135 or

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