May 3, 2022 - IU Research Impact

Solving real-world problems through research

To fight mass counterfeiting, IU student researcher Maha Ibrar is developing nanomaterial fingerprints that can secure a variety of products, including medicines, consumer goods and sensitive electronics.

Watch a video about her research

Advancing cancer therapy

IU School of Medicine researchers will launch immunotherapy research efforts to develop better therapies for triple negative breast cancer, thanks to a $12.5M commitment from the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

Learn more about the research

Hoosier heroes

Nine Indiana residents have been recognized by IU's Environmental Resilience Institute for their contributions to making Indiana communities healthier, more sustainable and resilient to environmental changes that affect Hoosiers’ health and livelihoods.

Read about their work

Funding opportunities and resources


  • Faculty and students are invited to attend the Summer Research Kickoff Day taking place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 9 at the Social Science Research Commons. The event aims to help students reconnect and re-engage in the scientific process after the past two years and to create structured engagements to foster learning, collaboration and community. Registration is available online
  • The IU Environmental Resilience Institute’s 2022 Research Symposium will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, in the Tree Suites of the Indiana Memorial Union. The event will include presentations from more than 20 IU faculty and students and showcase the work of IU’s environmental resilience community on topics ranging from the natural sciences, to human systems, to environmental policy, to education. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited and attendees are encouraged to register in advance.