McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University
Research at McCormick
Northwestern has always counted research as one of its top priorities, and its $1.5 billion annual research budget, along with more than $439 million in sponsored research, reflects this commitment. McCormick is a pivotal part of the University's research efforts, with faculty members and graduate students continually engaged with the technologies that will shape the future of our nation and our world.
McCormick faculty and graduate students engage in research that's changing the world and crossing the boundaries of what we thought we knew. Our school-wide research focuses on biotechnology, information technology, nanotechnology, and the service and infrastructure technologies, and McCormick's research strengths are widely recognized in a vast number of areas.
McCormick researchers are developing nanoscale cancer treatments and regenerative therapies for damaged nerves. They're breaking boundaries in sustainable energy for transportation and construction. They're building computer models of the global economy to understand how to prevent future collapses. They're analyzing works of art to understand how they age, and how to preserve them. And they're using game theory to unlock the secrets of … eBay. If you can imagine it, there's probably someone researching it at McCormick.
McCormick hosts 23 different research institutes and centers focused on topics from across the engineering spectrum. Learn about them here, and about Global McCormick, the school's program to extend its students' education across the world. You'll also find more information here about Northwestern's schoolwide research programs, and about the Innovation and New Ventures Office.
Here you'll find a comprehensive guide to the research offices and divisions across Northwestern and McCormick, from McCormick's Office of Research Administration to Northwestern's offices for research safety, research integrity, sponsored research, and research accounting.
Director of Research Administration