Research and Sponsored Programs

Research Centers and Institutes

The following list includes those research-oriented centers or institutes that have been reviewed and approved by the UToledo Research Council or are currently under review.

Name of Center or Institute Director
The Asian Studies Institute An Chung Cheng
Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Research (CeDER)  
Center for Drug Design and Development (CD3) Isaac Schiefer
Center for Geographic Information Sciences and Applied Geographics (GISAG) Kevin Czajkowski
Center for Hypertension and Precision Medicine -(CHPM) Bina Joe
Center for Successful Aging (CSA) Victoria Steiner
Engineering Center for Orthopaedic Research Excellence (E-CORE) Nabil Ebraheim &
Vijay Goel
Jack Ford Urban Affairs Center (JFUAC)  Sujata Shetty
Institute for Applied Engineering Research (IAER) Mohammad Elahinia &
Steven Huebner
The Lake Erie Center Thomas Bridgeman 
Legal Institute of the Great Lakes Kenneth Kilbert
Plant Science Research Center (PSRC) John Gray
Polymer Institute Joseph Lawrence 
Ritter Astrophysics Research Center - Ritter Planetarium & Brooks Observatory Michael Cushing
Small Turbine Institute  To Be Announced
Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization (PVIC)  Michael Heben

An annual report is required each year by the 15th of July. The report template is available here.
Completed annual reports should be email to Rick Francis at
Centers undergoing review should use the self-study template provided here.

Last Updated: 9/27/22