About Our Research

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) is a world-class educational and research institution with a unique ability to solve societal problems through interdisciplinary collaborations. Research from the College of ACES encompasses initiatives in bioenergy, biotechnology, integrated landscapes, environmental sustainability, food and agricultural systems, global climate change, family resiliency, public policy, and more. This work is on the forefront of scientific discoveries, having both local relevance for the citizens of Illinois and global impact for the world's scientific community.

More than 250 scientists contribute to the college's diverse and impressive portfolio. Our research and education facilities and centers, located throughout the state of Illinois, provide a vital testing ground where research can generate practical applications to benefit consumers, farmers, commodity groups, agricultural organizations, environmentalists, conservationists, government agencies, industry, and business.

Our work will lead to real solutions to the challenges facing our world.  We are proud to be part of the ongoing quest for scientific knowledge.

Research Areas

Our research efforts are focused on food, agricultural, environmental, family, and community challenges. You can discover our research efforts by exploring the research categories below or you can find potential collaborators and find scholarly articles at the Illinois Experts website.

For the latest news on all our groundbreaking research, be sure to check out our research news.

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