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Research at CAU


Clark Atlanta University (CAU) has a Carnegie classification of Research University - High Research Activity and is one of only four historically Black Colleges and Universities to earn such a distinction. CAU has built a significant base of basic and applied research and development activity in mathematics and the natural, physical, and computer sciences that are of national and global importance. The University is also engaged in a number of scholarly endeavors in the humanities, social sciences, business and education. Clark Atlanta University has established a substantial base for R&D, technology transfer and applications, and undergraduate and graduate education in science and technology. CAU has received major grants and contracts from the DOE, NASA, NSF, DOD, NIH, Dept. of Education, Intelligence Community, other federal agencies and industry. Clark Atlanta has a variety of areas of research expertise.

The following are a few of areas of research expertise at CAU:
  • Cancer Research-Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD)
  • Nanotechnology-Center for Functional Nanoscale Materials (CFNM)
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Polymers, Composites, Electronic Materials, and Small Organic Molecules
  • Biomedical and Biomolecular Research
  • Materials for Water Treatment and Other Processes
  • Nuclear and Atomic Physics
  • Simulation and Modeling/Computational Science
  • Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
  • Alternative Energy and Energy Conservation
  • Environmental Justice and Environmental Science