various students and researchers in lab spaces at GW



We provide the support to transform discovery into meaningful change.

Research Resources

As GW’s research capabilities and activities continue to grow, we’re keeping up by building innovative new spaces and reinforcing our support offices.

Research at GW does not stop when our scientists and students leave the labs. Instead, their work and knowledge is shared beyond campus and the city. Researchers report their findings to Congress and industry to inform changes to national and international policy. People from around the world recognize GW research when it provides new treatments for their diseases, makes their drinking water cleaner, or their hearts beat stronger and when it collectively changes our lives.


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Discovery in the District 

CA88ca88 , , and  currently have research space and classes in the building, making it possible for people in fields like chemistry, mechanical engineering, HIV research or climate change to easily collaborate and move the world forward. 

10 departments representing 4 schools & 12 fields 8 floors
500,000 square feet 150+ faculty members


investigate some of the world’s smallest mysteries that have the largest impact on people. Five rooms, specially built to dampen vibrations from the nearby Metro, house high-resolution microscopy equipment so researchers can study nanometer-sized samples in ultra-fine detail and create 3-D reconstructions of specimens. 

When you’re examining matter at a billionth of a meter, contaminants like dust, hair and dead skin are not welcome partners. In our Class 100 Nanofabrication Clean Room, our researchers don’t have to worry about these risks, instead focusing on discovery at the smallest levels of the world. In the cleanest parts of the room, each cubic foot of air has no more than 100 particles larger than 0.5 microns — roughly one-tenth the width of a red blood cell. 


Research without Boundaries: Virginia Science & Technology Campus

CA88ca88While our partnerships and proximity in D.C. are a key part of our identity, innovation also happens outside of the city on our . Our researchers there influence many areas, including biological and health sciences, safety engineering, big data and data analytics and high-performance computing.


, researchers study how structures like buildings, bridges and nuclear reactors will respond to the stress of a disaster, ultimately advancing the safety of the general public. Our own “Shake Table” is among the most powerful earthquake simulators in the country and helps us truly understand how to make structures reliable and stand up to the force from such powerful natural disasters.


CA88ca88 combines GW’s strengths in life and computational sciences to understand how our biological systems manage our genetic information. We’ve also invested more than $5 million in creating the , which has a dual presence in Virginia and D.C. The institute supports collaboration between GW faculty and external partners, and conducts research on the full spectrum of autism, with a focus on adults and females. It also focuses on policy and offers clinical services and support.


GW research partners include National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Defense, Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Department of State and Children's National Health System