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



Through the lives of three brothers in the South, Stephen Schottenfeld’s debut novel explores themes of class, race, ownership, and loyalty.

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Michael L. Scott

Computer Science:

Michael Scott was awarded an NSF grant of half a million dollars to extend the state of the art in transactional memory.

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Natural Sciences

Daniel Weix


Daniel Weix is working to develop better ways of creating molecules in order to accelerate the discovery of new, useful compounds.

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Social Sciences

Honduran Migration

Political Science:

Daniel Reichman argues that the real origins of Central American refugee problem are economic—and so is the solution. (Photo credit: Flickr/USDA)

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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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