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Vice President for Research Donald Birx
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Every day, UH’s world-class researchers shape the university’s and the city’s legacies with their discoveries and scholarly activities. Find out about the steps we’re taking to become a nationally competitive research institution.
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At the University of Houston, faculty and students conduct world-class research at 40 research centers, laboratories and institutes and in every academic department. These hubs produce a wealth of new information about anything from getting oil out of the ground more efficiently to encouraging the marketing and medical community to focus on issues affecting health care delivery. Many research results and activities at UH have real-world applications. The business community and other contributors are welcome to contact departments and centers to learn more about projects that interest them.

UH’s six interdisciplinary research clusters enable scholars to better exchange ideas and explore emerging research areas and to work more effectively with industry, other research organizations and the community. These research clusters are powerful centers of creativity in which teams of researchers from a wide range of disciplines collaborate across traditional boundaries to bring research knowledge to bear on issues of intellectual, scientific, social, economic, environmental and cultural importance.

The UH research clusters include:

Arts & Human Enrichment: Providing an understanding of different cultures and histories of the world and on human enrichment through the arts, media, and literature

Bio-Med Sciences & Engineering: Improving human health through such fields as visual system development and treatment of eye diseases; chronic and infectious diseases; cancer; neurocognitive networks; bio-imaging, bio-materials, bio-molecular design and simulation; and genetics

Community Advancement & Education: Improving well-being within communities through economic development, education and social work and fostering cultural sensitivity and diversity

Complex Systems/Space Exploration: Concentrating on complex systems, such as human development disabilities; complex networks, such as information systems and artificial intelligence; and space exploration

Energy & Natural Resources: Focusing on environmental issues, such as ecology and conservation, through discovery and recovery of fuels and alternative fuels and through particle physics and space radiation

Nano-Materials: Exploring advanced materials – such as applied electromagnetics, superconducting materials and devices, semiconductors, and advanced oxide films; nano-materials – such as nano-thin films, nano-mechanics, nano-magnetic materials and nano-system manufacturing; and structural materials — such as ceramics, composites, well logging, roads, and subsurface sensing

 
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Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Research
Donald Birx
 

Associate Vice President for Research Options
Elizabeth Anderson Fletcher

 

Center for Industrial Partnership

 

Policies, Compliance, Committees
Rosemary Grimmet
Executive Director

 

Office of Contracts and Grants
Anne Sherman
Director

 

Research Development
Brenda Boyko
Director

 

Research Financial Services
Selesta King
Director

 

Research Information Center
Nancy Ward
Director

 
 
 
 
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