World-class across the board
Research is at the heart of what makes Grainger Engineering great. Your company can be at the forefront of the future and work on ideas that will revolutionize your industry by partnering with Grainger Engineering faculty, researchers and students. There are numerous opportunities for your company to sponsor groundbreaking research that will advance your organization. Countless innovations have taken place on this campus, and many more will undoubtedly develop with proper support.
Research projects underway
Faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Sciences
Researchers working together
Center and Labs
Our centers and labs are home to world-class research infrastructure, faculty, students, and experts. They drive fundamental discoveries and rapidly transfer technology and findings to society. That is why we are routinely among the top global institutions in terms research support and the impact that research has. These focus on themes including:
- Digital Transformation
- Energy and Environment
- Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure
- Health and Medicine
- Many more
Strategic Research Initiatives
Through multidisciplinary partnerships, companies benefit from the promising innovations explored at the University of Illinois. Our Strategic Research Initiatives (SRI) program expands research capabilities and supports collaboration in new and emerging areas. SRI supports exploratory research in evolving new fields and enhances existing capabilities for new interdisciplinary focus areas or centers. Funding for SRI programs comes primarily from The Grainger College of Engineering.
Faculty and students are just two of the core elements of The Grainger College of Engineering. The facilities at the University of Illinois are an integral part of the groundbreaking work on campus. Multidisciplinary research is fostered through research spaces designed specifically for collaboration.
Our campus is home to 8 multidisciplinary research centers with significant industry engagement: