We improve food security, ensure a clean water supply, develop climate change solutions, and bolster the health and sustainability of natural and managed systems.
ACES research enhances lives and livelihoods from local to global communities. State-of-the-art research facilities on campus and across Illinois allow our discoveries to inform and support the state at large. And our commitment to sharing our findings and collaborating with researchers worldwide ensures our work serves the global, public good.
While much of our work is multidisciplinary, most ACES research falls into four broad categories. Learn how our research impacts nearly every aspect of society, and explore current and past issues of our DISCOVER one-pager.
Data & Technology
We harness the power of big data to advance the fields of agriculture, human and animal health, environmental policy, economics, and technology.
Family & Communities
We educate the public, promote healthy human development, foster productive relationships, and improve societal issues affecting children, families, and communities.