Research excellence at UNH reaches from the uncharted ocean depths to the edge of our solar system and the Earth we call home. Powered by more than $100 million in competitive external funding , UNH research produces high-impact results that transform lives, solve global challenges and drive economic growth through productive partnerships with communities and businesses.

Recent Research

Feeding Frenzy

Feeding Frenzy

UNH researcher finds a giant black hole gnawing on a star meal for a decade

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Black and white photo of casually dressed man sitting against a wall

Rising Mortality

Rising Mortality

Drugs, alcohol and suicide are killing more Americans than ever, Carsey School research finds

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Mechanical engineering professor Yaning Li

Get Smart

Get Smart

Researchers find new way to create "smart" materials

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Rocket ship blasting off from launch pad, with fire and smoke beneath it

Space Weather

Space Weather

Next-generation NOAA weather satellite launches with UNH-designed instruments onboard

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John Aber stands next to cows at UNH organic dairy

Composting Innovation

Composting Innovation

John Aber leads an effort to close the loop at UNH's Organic Dairy Research Farm

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  • Ocean Research
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    Oceans

    With expertise in ocean mapping, estuarine science and ocean engineering, the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering is among the top in the nation.

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  • Space Research
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    Space

    UNH is a leader in understanding and exploring space, from the Earth's magnetosphere to the local solar system and out to the farthest reaches of the universe.

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  • Earth Research
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    Earth & Environment

    Ranked among the top universities in publication impact in geoscience and forestry, UNH research helps us understand and protect our environment.

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  • Climate Change Research
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    Climate Change

    From the Arctic Circle to our New Hampshire backyards, UNH research is helping understand, mitigate and adapt to a new climate future.

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  • Vulnerable Populations Research
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    Vulnerable Populations

    People with disabilities, victims of sexual assault and crimes against children, and rural populations are among those who benefit from new knowledge created at UNH.

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Plasma Physics

Top 3

UNIVERSITIES IN SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS

 

 

Satellites

20+

NASA SATELLITES WITH UNH INSTRUMENTS

 

 

Funding

Top 20%

NATIONWIDE IN RESEARCH FUNDING

 

 

URC

1850

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS IN 2016

 

 

 

Global Impact

  • Caribbean
    Curacao

    With two new grants, UNH researchers shed light on sponges' importance to coral reefs.

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  • colorful map of Michigan
    Michigan

    Interdisciplinary research sheds new light on Michigan's mysterious monuments.

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  • Armstrong Basin
    Gulf of Mexico

    Gulf of Mexico’s Armstrong Basin named for UNH-based hydrographer.

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  • researcher on a tower in Denali Park
    Denali National Park

    The Arctic is the globe's refrigerator, and UNH researchers want to know who left the door open.

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  • Geologists in Wyoming
    Wyoming, USA

    Geologists drill for climate clues.

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  • Costa Rica
    Costa Rica

    UNH seniors design affordable, sustainable aquaponic system.

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  • Greenland
    Petermann Gletscher, Greenland

    UNH research scientist shares his expedition to the Petermann Glacier of northwest Greenland.

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  • Sweden
    Sweden

    UNH research finds Northern lakes are major contributors of greenhouse gases.

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Institutes & Centers

More than 50 centers and institutes leverage UNH’s research strengths to make major contributions, from launching satellites to preventing campus sexual assault.

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Faculty Honors

Daniel Chavez, assistant professor of Latin American studies

Best Book

Best Book

Foreign Affairs magazine named Daniel Chávez's book on Nicaraguan history one of the best of 2016.

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Researcher Harish Vashisth

A Year in One Day

Harish Vashisth received access to the world’s fastest supercomputer for biomolecular simulations.

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Nature's Top 10

Nature's Top 10

Nature Magazine named physics postdoc Elena Long to its list of 10 scientists who mattered this year.

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