California's investment in UC's research mission attracts federal funds, launches companies, and trains the next generation of scientists and scholars. UCR's increasing research funding stimulates every facet of the campus mission to educate, discover new knowledge, and disseminate findings to benefit the public.
The Office of Research and Economic Development works with the faculty, departments and schools on the following goals:
- Increase federal funding for research, education, outreach, and infrastructure
- Launch research collaboration across schools and departments
- Stimulate commercialization, entrepreneurship, and new company formation at UCR
- Negotiate multi-faceted R&D partnerships with established companies.
- Grow a regional innovation ecosystem with the commercial sector and federal, state, county and city governments.
UCR research, traditionally known for advances in agriculture, has expanded discovery and scholarship throughout the disciplines, including:
Research on sleep for improved productivity; biomemetic materials; drug discovery including kidney disease and brain cancer; new strategies for education, special education, and undergraduate STEM retention; cultivating creative writers; contributing new ideas for public policy; improving air quality; and understanding and prevention of disease.
Still a leader in agricultural science, UCR is devising methods to increase food quantity and quality, including breeding new crops such as the Tango citrus, drought tolerant legumes, and submergent tolerant rice.
Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development
Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
University of California, Riverside