Research

Arizona State University has a history of success in supporting the veterans among our students, faculty and staff, and as major national center for conducting research of value to our national security and our nation’s well being.

ASU researchers received more than $50 million in award obligations and reached more than $36 million in Department of Defense-funded research expenditures in 2019. ASU is ranked 44th in the nation for DoD-funded research expenditures, according to the most recent National Science Foundation HERD survey (2017). In 2019, DARPA awarded a $38.8 million grant to the Biodesign Institute to develop molecular diagnostics for application in defense and human health.

DoD, DARPA, AFOSR, ONR and DURIP-funded projects at ASU range from the creation of the Drone Studio and rapidly deployable, solar-powered medical clinics to studies of global security, flexible electronics and robotics, neuroplasticity, communication strategies, tissue biofabrication, forensic palynology and more.

Biodesign Institute addresses critical global challenges in healthcare, sustainability and security.
Biological and Health Systems Engineering applies apply engineering principles to solve problems in biology, medicine, robotics and physiology.
ASU is a national leader in bringing humanistic and artistic knowledge to addressing a variety of societal challenges, including our national security efforts.
Center on the Future of War brings together thinkers and practitioners to address the challenges posed by changes in how wars are fought.
The largest of its kind in academia, ASU’s Drone Studio is an instrumented space that provides a safe, controlled environment to test drone control, dynamic robot swarms and human-swarm interactions.
Making electronics flexible opens up a world of possibilities—from video screens embedded in soldiers’ uniforms to X-ray detectors that can wrap around natural gas pipes to detect leaks.
The Global Security Initiative studies wicked problems in the areas of climate impact, cybersecurity, robotics and autonomous systems.
The McCain Institute is part of ASU, based in Washington, D.C. and focused on impacting the nation’s and world’s most critical issues and discussions.
ASU's Public Service Academy advances civilian-military collaboration while promoting public service and developing cross-sector leadership skills.
Veterans' Wellness Research Center conducts research and offers support for vets affected by combat-related stress and trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).