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

Children with Paper Lanterns

Art & Art History:

Artist-activist Heather Layton’s global intercultural art project celebrates the Independence Days of 59 countries.

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Biomedical Engineering:

Danielle Benoit and her team found that water-loving polymers help stem cells regenerate bone tissue, opening the door for more complicated types of bone repair.

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Natural Sciences



Michael Welte has discovered that the histone protein balance is regulated by the storage facilities called lipid droplets, which are best known as fat depots.

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Social Sciences

John Osburg and Tibetan Monk


John Osburg studies why wealthy, urban Han Chinese are drawn to Tibetan Buddhism and the ways they integrate Buddhist principles into their lives.

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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.

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