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From Inquiry to Innovation

A research institute like no other, Carnegie Mellon University is home to the world's leading experts in a range of fields. From computing to the arts to the environment to biotechnology, CMU students, faculty and staff are shaping the future with a strong focus on finding practical answers to complex problems.

Home to more than 90 centers and institutes, CMU affords its researchers the freedom to look across disciplines for solutions, benefiting from many perspectives.

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Research Stories

Research shows being a parent has its health benefits.

A $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy is expected to help researchers impact the economic success and global competitiveness of America's manufacturing sector

Chemists have created a synthetic form of a cyclic peptide known for its remarkable ability to combat a wide variety of pathogens, including HIV and SARS.

Research suggests a form of capacitive touch sensing could be used to create new and exciting ways for people to interact with objects.

Institute Spotlight

The Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation is focused on addressing some of the world's biggest energy challenges: 

  • How to use the energy we already have far more efficiently. 
  • How to expand the mix of energy sources in a way that is clean, reliable, affordable and sustainable.
  • How to create innovations in energy technologies, regulations and policies.

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