As IU’s Principles of Excellence recognize, a great university must do a great many things very well. Many of those great things emerge from the outstanding researchers, scholars, writers, and creative artists who make up our university’s faculty across the state. Explore this page to learn about some recent faculty accomplishments, and learn more about the history of IU faculty honors and awards.
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Faculty research profiles
Revolutionizing sexual and gender health research
Four researchers at Indiana University have been named among 50 Distinguished Sexual and Gender Health Revolutionaries by the Program in Human Sexuality at University of Minnesota. The award commemorates 50 years of the PHS, which is known for its leading research in sexual and gender health.
Student, faculty partner on wood frog research
Working together in the lab, IU Kokomo Professor Michael Finkler and student Raheal Takwe studied differences in body composition between male and female wood frogs, which are known for their ability to survive freezing.
Learn more about Fisher's and Takwe's work
Making research experiences accessible to undergrads
IU Northwest professor Jenny Fisher works hard to put meaningful research assistantships within the reach of undergraduates.
Learn more about Jenny Fisher's work
Transforming art through technology
Assistant Professor Susanna Crum is expanding the artist's toolbox using 21st century computer-driven tools.
Learn more about Susanna Crum's work
Improving cancer diagnoses, treatments
IUPUI nursing professor Diane Von Ah recently served on a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee which has released a comprehensive report on the diagnosis and treatment of breast and lung cancers.Learn more about the report
Top trending author in nanotechnology in the world
IUPUI researcher Babak Anasori, assistant professor in the Department Mechanical and Energy Engineering, is among the top five trending authors in nanotechnology (2019 and 2020) and materials science (2019), as identified by Microsoft Academic.
Read more about Anasori
Read about retirements and service anniversaries of staff across all campuses in January, February and March.
An annual ranking places IU 53rd among the world's universities for U.S. patents earned in 2020.
Ben Motz and Emily Fyfe led the ManyClasses experiment to explore optimal timing for feedback on student assignments.
IU professor Pamela Braboy Jackson will receive the 2021 Sonneborn Award. She has also been named a Provost Professor.
A review board composed of IU researchers and Native American tribal leaders will decide whether to permit research on ancestral remains.
The Mary Burgan Distinguished Service Award, first presented in 1986, recognizes faculty who exhibit distinguished service.
The I-Light network will connect researchers at the facility to IU's high-performance computing capabilities.
The research findings could make a major impact on the overall understanding of human death.
IUPUI is combining the leadership of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the IUPUI Graduate Office.
Experts from IU and NSWC Crane are teaming up to provide the artificial intelligence training for rural middle school students.