Research and Development Capabilities


Wichita State University has a long history of collaborating with a wide range of government and industry partners. In fact, WSU’s National Institute for Aviation Research attracts more research funding from industry partners than any other similar university research center. Its list of aviation and aerospace industry partners is extensive.

We also have a range of unique facilities and capabilities that are accessible to partnering organizations. Feel free to call us for help in learning more about Wichita State’s facilities and capabilities. Find more information by browsing Wichita State University Centers and Institutes.

Applied Learning / Student Internships

We believe that real world experience is valuable for students at all levels; giving them practical situations in which to apply their education. We encourage student involvement in our collaborations with external partners. Such transformational experiences prepare students for a rapid and efficient transition to the workforce and increase their value to employers. Please email for more information on student internships. 


Research & Development Strengths


Research Capabilities for Industry and Innovators

Creating Solutions & Opportunities

WSU Strategic Initiatives is a gateway to the university, connecting industry and other partners with university resources. We provide connectivity and transparency that makes it easy to collaborate with Wichita State University.

Wichita State University researchers can assist industry partners address gaps in their Research and Development. Brilliant minds at Wichita State invent and create solutions to problems that provide benefits to society. We invite partners from industry, government, and other entities to help us move technologies, solutions and ideas to the market and realize these benefits.

Innovation Campus Partnerships

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Research Labs

Business Operations and Analytics Lab (BOAL)

A research-based operations and analytics laboratory in the W. Frank Barton School of Business as Wichita State University.

Center for Economic Development and Business Research (CEDBR)

A regional storehouse for local, state, and national statistical and business databases.

Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM) Facility

A facility that houses a Carl Zeiss Sigma VP Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope in the WSU College of Engineering.

General Aviation Flight Lab (GAFL)

The General Aviation Flight Laboratory (GAFL) is part of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Wichita State University, and specializes in research into neural network-based adaptive flight control systems for general aviation applications.

Human Performance Lab (HPL)

A research-based laboratory that tests aspects of human performance to understand what changes can be made to improve performance.

 Protein Chemistry Core Lab
Protein purification via conventional ion exchange, gel filtration, hydrophobic interaction, and reverse-phase chromatography.