Positioning For Success

Research Development drives strategy with data

Research Development provides an informed picture of the funding landscape, evaluates research team readiness for success, and recommends strategies to build and develop a competitive edge.

Data & Analytics

Research Development uses data and analytics to drive Drexel's research strategy.

Research Intelligence

Research Intelligence is gained by collection and analysis of key insights that inform decision-making. Research Development provides the Drexel research community with an in-depth understanding of the internal and external research landscape.

Research Development uses data and analytics to drive Drexel's research strategy and employs various digital tools:

  • SciVal is a visualization and benchmarking tool.
  • Scopus is a comprehensive abstract database
  • Funding Institutional adds dimension to the funding landscape picture by  enabling us to look at awarded grants history and identify funders who previously awarded grants to Drexel scientists.

Research Intelligence

ORI Annual Report

The Office of Research and Innovation's annual report offers a glimpse into some of the highlights and activities of this past academic year.

ORI Annual Report

Strengths & Assets

Areas of Excellence and Opportunity (AEOs)

Research Development is piloting services in two Areas of Excellence and Opportunity, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing and Computing, AI and Cyber Security Frontiers:

  • Strategic Intelligence
  • Pre-RFP Interventions
  • Team Building
  • Proposal Development 

Learn more about Drexel's ten AEOs below:

Drexel's Areas of Excellence & Opportunity

Research Videos

Provost Paul Jensen on the Impact of AEOs | Drexel 2030: Areas of Excellence and Opportunity Podcast
Executive Vice President and Nina Henderson Provost Paul Jensen, in a conversation with Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement David Unruh and Associate Vice Provost for Research Development Gwynne Grasberger, shares his thoughts on how Drexel’s Areas of Excellence and Opportunity (AEOs) are shaping the University’s academic programs — and how we can measure their success.

Stream the full podcast on SoundCloud:

Drexel 2030: Areas of Excellence and Opportunity Podcast

AAAS Annual Meeting, 2023

In 2023, Drexel faculty, students, and staff traveled to Washington, DC to represent Drexel at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting (AAAS).

Drexel's Academy of Natural Sciences enjoys a long and fruitful connection to AAAS. Our partnership continues to grow through participation in the AAAS Annual Meeting where we present ground-breaking science and innovation.

Drexel at the AAAS Annual Meeting: A Community Focused On Building a Brighter Future
Drexel University was proud to serve as sponsoring host of the 2023 American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Drexel Research Highlights

Teaching computers how to recognize altered images could help expose forgeries and combat misinformation that spreads readily online.
Researchers are taking a closer look  at atomic bonds between materials to understand how electrons behave at interfaces, which is critical for the design of future electronic technologies.
The University expanded its collaborations with local organizations and industry partners last term.
A new photocalytic titanium oxide-based nanomaterial, discovered at Drexel, could open new pathways for producing green hydrogen.

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