From the Vice President for Research
"Welcome to the research enterprise at Penn State! In browsing these pages you will encounter some of the most creative and technically advanced research projects undertaken anywhere on the globe. Penn State is home to hundreds of world class scientists conducting cutting-edge research aimed at improving the human condition. Whether through large multidisciplinary investigations such as those focused on sustainable, environmentally-sound energy production and usage, or through smaller more disciplinary-based studies examining the past or conducting experiments in the present, our investigators aim to better understand how we cope as human beings on a rapidly changing planet. With researchers in the arts and humanities, the life and biomedical sciences, the sociobehavioral sciences, and the materials and engineering sciences, we bring together innovative thinkers who can find answers for the spectrum of societal problems. Please take a moment to see what we are about. As one of the nation's premier land-grant universities, our mission is to serve you!"
—Neil A. Sharkey, Vice President for Research