Arts, Sciences and Engineering Research at Rochester

At the University, Arts, Sciences and Engineering spans 24 departments, from art history to mechanical engineering. Our research—pursued in labs, classrooms, offices, libraries, and sites on- and off-campus—reflects that diversity.

This Month’s Featured Research

Arts & Humanities



Joanna Scott’s latest book, De Potter’s Grand Tour, started as a family biography featuring her great-grandfather, Armand De Potter.

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Diane Dalecki and Denise Hocking

Biomedical Engineering:

Diane Dalecki and Denise C. Hocking aim to advance ultrasound technology to fabricate complex, functional microvascular networks within 3D engineered constructs.

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Natural Sciences

Elika Bergelson

Brain & Cognitive Sciences:

Elika Bergelson’s research on how babies acquire language will advance more quickly, thanks to a $1.25 million award from the National Institutes of Health.

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Social Sciences

Rhesus Monkey with Red Flower

Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology:

Culture or biology? Coauthors Andrew J. Elliott and Benjamin Hayden seek to uncover what causes humans’ response to the color red.

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Research Spotlight

Rob Clark at PodiumRob Clark, Senior Vice President for Research, stresses the need for federal research support at The National Press Club.

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Ongoing Research Initiatives

  • Data ScienceRochester is pairing researchers and computational scientists with supercomputing technology to transform huge mountains of data into knowledge.
  • Digital HumanitiesThe University of Rochester is pushing the limits of humanities research by producing technologically proficient scholars versed in the use of digital research and discovery tools.
  • University-Industry CollaborationsResearch universities have a responsibility to educate and to create new knowledge. As private industry looks to academia for innovation, Rochester is proving to be a crucial partner.
  • Women in STEMArts, Sciences and Engineering at the University of Rochester is committed to supporting women researchers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
  • Photo GalleryImages of research that capture the University’s commitment to understanding how the world works while also making the world ever better.
  • Laboratory for Laser EnergeticsAt the LLE, more than 300 scientists and engineers work toward achieving controlled fusion in order to produce affordable, clean energy.

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