We have an envious history of research. Adjacent to the Cumming’s Research Park with over xxx companies and close to Redstone Arsenal as well as NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Centre, our innovative, applied research aims to develop solutions for the problems of today and tomorrow. Application is accompanied by novel fundamental research that aims to elucidate the role chemistry plays in our bodies and the environment. Research is focused in four groupings.... Biomedical Materials & Technologies Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine are dependent upon biomaterials crafted into scaffolds to promote cell growth and differentiation. At UAH we develop medical materials and engineer novel technologies in response to common health problems. Multidisciplinary solutions using biochemistry, biotechnology, materials science and biomedical engineering. Metabolomics & Natural Products Metabolomics is a diverse, interdisciplinary field that focuses on the study of small biomolecules known as metabolites and how they interact collectively within a living organism, the metabolome. Metabolomics research at UAH focuses on aging, metabolism, and insulin resistance. Our researchers in this area use metabolomics to discover how and why the body behaves as it does during aging and how metabolism influences disease susceptibility. New Frontiers in Biochemistry & Medicinal Chemistry As the incidence of disease continues to increase, new treatments are needed. In the Department of Chemistry at UAH, we continue to search for new approaches to treat a range of afflictions. Major research efforts center on developing new antimicrobial approaches and treating diabetes. Synthesis & Characterisation Organic synthesis in the development of new molecules and materials is complemented by bioprocessing. Amongst UAH research, biowaste is used for tor the production of environmentally friendly biofuels and biodegradable plastics. Fine control of organic processes are applied to develop novel hybrid polymers for use as biomaterials. the properties and behavior of our products are extensively characterized, from NMR to mechanical testing.