2023 research in review

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UNC Charlotte researchers continue to explore answers to complex challenges while cultivating talent to meet workforce needs regionally, statewide and nationally.

Charlotte ranks among the fastest-growing research universities in the United States for research expenditures and among the top one-third of all U.S. research universities. Specifically, over the past decade, the University’s research expenditures have increased by 123%

New and emerging partnerships that are serving as a catalyst for technology commercialization and industry growth with NCInnovation, and federal planning grants from the Economic Development Administration’s inaugural Tech Hubs program and the NSF’s Engines program that could lead to funding awards of up to $160 million.

The Division of Research at UNC Charlotte advances the quality, diversity and growth of research at UNC Charlotte.

Below are a few 2023 research highlights from Charlotte’s eight colleges.

Belk College of Business

Childress Klein Center for Real Estate’s research indicates affordable homes are increasingly difficult to obtain as prices rise and supply lags demand.

Cato College of Education

cato collegeThe Mebane Foundation awarded Cato College of Education a five-year grant and potential endowment of up to $23 million to continue its legacy of supporting innovation in literacy education in North Carolina and beyond.

College of Arts + Architecture

ellingerArchitecture professor Jefferson Ellinger is testing an innovative solution to bring the benefits of fresh outdoor air to an enclosed space.

College of Computing and Informatics

rick whiteRichard Allen White III, assistant professor of bioinformatics and genomics, won an ultra-competitive NASA Exobiology grant for his research on microbialites, a kind of “living rock” that could hold the key to how life formed on Earth.

College of Health and Human Services

campus vigilFaculty members from the College of Health and Human Services and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences studied the social media response to the campus shooting that occurred in April 2019.

College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences

sifting historyA North Carolina archaeological dig unearths new knowledge about early 20th-century Black education.

College of Science

van oosten-hawlePatricija van Oosten-Hawle, an assistant professor of biological sciences, is investigating how a particular reaction in the human gut is triggering a process that could help prolong tissue health and extend lifespan.

William States Lee College of Engineering

batt caveThe Battery Complexity, Autonomous Vehicle and Electrification Research Center is the first and only university-led research center in the state focused on advancing the fast-growing field of battery technology, safety and electrification.

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