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 ASU faculty and 
 students are 
 leading research that 
 moves our world 
 ASU faculty and students are 
 leading research that moves our 
 world forward. 

The biggest problems in our world cannot be solved alone. Meet ASU doctoral student Charles Rolsky and his mentor, Professor Rolf Halden.

ASU researchers are crossing disciplinary lines to tackle some of the biggest, most complex challenges on Earth. In just 10 years, the university has more than doubled its research funding and is considered one of the nation’s top universities for transforming research into businesses by the Milken Institute, ahead of Harvard, USC and Duke.

ASU is where innovation works. For you.


“Before Professor Halden and ASU, I had an insane amount of passion, but I almost felt helpless because I didn't know how to use it. Professor Halden gave me a chance to make a difference.”

— ASU doctoral student Charles Rolsky

The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University addresses today’s critical global challenges in health care, sustainability and security by developing solutions inspired from nature and translating those solutions into commercially viable products and clinical practices.