Finding a Faculty Expert, Center or Institute

Pitt is one of the top research universities in the world, the nation's fourth-largest recipient of NIH funding and consistently ranked in the Top 10 federal funding recipients by the National Science Foundation. Pitt people beat polio, pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, and turned Pittsburgh into the world's organ-transplantation capital, among other breakthroughs.

Today's Pitt researchers carry on that tradition in areas ranging from literary criticism to the quest for quantum computers. Our faculty's research programs result in breakthrough technologies and processes that save lives and are of direct interest to many companies. Contact oep@pitt.edu to help you find a faculty expert, center and/or institute in your area of interest or connect you to the Office of Research.

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Clinical Trials

Physicians at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC are committed to providing the best possible care for our patients.  To that end, we strive to provide our patients access to the most appropriate clinical trials.  If you are interested in learning more about investigator initiated clinical research at the University of Pittsburgh, please contact OEP at oep@pitt.edu.

Fee for Service

The University of Pittsburgh operates dozens of advanced laboratories and shared research facilities positioned to serve industry. Some of the most advanced equipment in the world – available right here in Pittsburgh – can be used to serve your company’s research and development needs.

Some of our lab spaces include:

  • additive manufacturing
  • nanotechnology (characterization and fabrication)
  • high temperature corrosion testing
  • electric power

  • energy conversion & storage technology
  • rapid prototyping
  • catalysis testing

Offering multiple pathways to engage these resources, our faculty and staff can perform work in a fee-for-service mode, or can train your staff to work in our facilities in third-party on-site service.  These, along with other engagement pathways, allow the University of Pittsburgh to provide access to advanced research technology and our world class faculty to serve your company’s needs.

If you have questions, contact OEP at oep@pitt.edu.

Licensing and Innovation

Ask OEP to introduce you to researchers in your subject matter of interest to see if there's an opportunity to license technology from Pitt researchers' deep portfolio of IP. Pitt's Innovation Institute, the University’s hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, licenses hundreds of inventions every year from a wide variety of fields.