Comprised of some of the best and brightest scientists from all over the world, NAU research faculty are committed to exploring our world and expanding our knowledge. From astrophysicists and climate scientists to bioinformaticians and geneticists, our talented research faculty are leaders in their fields. They bring their passion for discovery to their labs and their classrooms.
At NAU, our faculty lead a broad range of initiatives, many of which have developed into university-wide centers or institutes that drive excellence in strategic areas of interdisciplinary research, such as the Pathogen and Microbiome Institute, the Center for Bioengineering Innovation, the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society, and the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research.
The Office of the Vice President for Research provides leadership and support for campus-wide research efforts; advocates on behalf of research needs and resources; hosts research events; and maximizes the benefits of NAU’s research to the scholarly community.
At NAU, our desire and drive to understand the world around us have only grown as we’ve expanded our research emphasis across disciplines. Learn more about our research strengths and explore research opportunities.