Message from the Associate Provost for Research

Kurt H. Becker

Our faculty’s sense of continual discovery in the context of our i2e (invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship) continuum shapes the research at the School of Engineering. The Office of the Associate Provost for Research and Technology Initiatives is here to champion and support the creative work of our distinguished faculty, dedicated postdocs, and inquisitive PhD students. We support our academic community as we shape our work to meet society’s challenges and work to devise solutions to real problems.

Our effort contributes to a vibrant academic environment for discovery and original scholarship characterized by a rich exchange among disciplines. We strive to support our researchers as they compete for the funding necessary to move ideas forward. Also, we work collaboratively with departments and offices across the university to expand the scope and reach of our research.

PhD students play a vital role in advancing the institute’s research programs and represent our next generation of leaders and scholars. In concert with the departments and research centers and institutes, we provide targeted support for PhD students to benefit from having their research guided by faculty who are, themselves, active creators of new knowledge and innovators.