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148.5 Million in funding in fiscal 2019


Innovative. Interdisciplinary. Diverse.

We are one of top public research universities in the nation. Research at SDSU engages our students in education and provides discoveries, interventions and solutions that better the world. Our researchers are educators, scholars, humanitarians, scientists, engineers, health providers, creatives and students.


Understanding Urban Wildfire

Wildfires in the western U.S. are becoming more severe, and developing a deeper understanding of their impact is critical. Engineering professor Alicia Kinoshita studies how fire alters urban landscapes, contributes to erosion and flooding, and affects water quality.

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Hala Madanat

SDSU Interim Vice President for Research Named

SDSU distinguished professor Hala Madanat, director of the School of Public Health, has been named Interim Vice President for Research.

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SDSU Sustains Grant Funding at $144.4 Million for 2019-20

Funding from federal agencies increased, and many researchers stepped up to the challenge presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.



Martin Sereno

'Little Brain' or Cerebellum Not So Little After All

High-res imaging shows the cerebellum is 80% of the area of the cortex, indicating it has grown as human behavior and cognition evolved.

Research at a glance 2019

312 principal investigators

23 Doctoral Programs

786 awards

Fostering the Next Generation of Researchers

Students are advancing critical public health research in the lab of environmental scientist Dr. Eunha Hoh, analyzing dangerous water contaminants, studying endangered species and examining the toxic affects of cigarette smoke.

"I want our students to be highly motivated for the basic improvement of society," Hoh says.

Stories from Hoh's Lab