Dean Smith, PhD
Interim Vice President for Research
Research at The University of Alabama in Huntsville is more than the pursuit of basic knowledge - it is the application of that knowledge as we strive to enhance competitiveness by developing, applying and transferring research into the marketplace to enhance the economic development of our state and nation.
Research expenditures at UAH continue to grow while contributing to the academic mission and to the scientific literature. During the past five years, UAH researchers have performed over $200 million in contracts and grants, supported 700 graduate students, received 11 patents and created almost $1 million in licenses and royalty fees. These results have been possible because of the close partnership between the colleges and the research centers and the collective ability to respond to the changing needs and priorities of our sponsoring agencies.
UAH has extensive partnerships with governmental agencies, including NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, U.S. Army's Aviation and Missile Command, U.S. Army's Strategic Missile and Defense Command. However, UAH's partnerships extend beyond the bounds of governmental laboratories. UAH builds competitive alliances of technical focus that benefit all of our partners.
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