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Milan Mrksich

Eric Perreault, Vice President for Research

Vice President for Research Eric J. Perreault is a scientist and senior administrator who oversees Northwestern’s $1 billion research portfolio. A biomedical engineer whose research focuses on understanding the neural and biomechanical factors involves in the control of multi-joint movement and posture, Dr. Perreault holds appointments in the McCormick School of Engineering, the Feinberg School of Medicine and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. His work has important applications for neuroprosthetic control interfaces and rehabilitation following stroke or musculoskeletal injuries.
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The Office for Research

Bold, collaborative discovery is a hallmark of Northwestern research. Our faculty are global experts who pursue breakthroughs that strengthen society and increase our understanding. Bridging theory and practice, they are senior policy advisers on education, economics, healthcare, energy, security and more. The Office for Research is an integral partner in this ecosystem, working closely with schools and units to provide a portfolio of services and resources that helps advance breakthrough knowledge creation.

The Office for Research plays a strategic role in developing the best research programs and facilities; attracting exceptional faculty; and helping to administer $1 billion in annual funding from federal agencies, foundations and corporations. The Office supports Northwestern’s research success in various ways:

Northwestern has a long history of interdisciplinary research leadership, harnessing diverse expertise to address society’s most challenging problems. More than 90 school-based centers and 35 University Research Institutes and Centers create knowledge across all fields, including nanotechnology, chemistry, neuroscience, biotechnology, the arts and humanities, public policy, materials science and engineering, artificial intelligence and drug discovery.


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