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Faculty and staff at the University of South Dakota invite you to see what research is available to your business. Key USD research areas include materials chemistry, physics and neuroscience. Our biomedical engineering department is performing innovative research in tissue regeneration, medical devices and antimicrobial materials. Our chemistry department works with collaborators across the state on photovoltaics research. Germanium crystal growth and underground lab experiments accent USD physics research. Groundbreaking Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) research affecting veterans and the effects of stress on the brain are just part of the collaborative efforts of our neurobehavioral science researchers. Unique collaboration opportunities are available with a number of departments including the Native American studies department and the National Music Museum, which is located on the campus of USD. Other areas of expertise include rural medicine, social work, political science and education.

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Contact the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs ( for inquiries regarding specific areas of expertise and available research equipment and facilities.

The USD Technology Transfer Office can assist you and your business in finding the research and collaborative resources at USD to fit your specific needs. From expertise, proposal collaborations and available technologies, USD has what you need to be successful. Please contact the Technology Transfer Office by email at or by phone at 605-677-6229 with any questions.