Knowledge creation is a strategic priority for Tippie

We have a proud legacy of thought leadership in academic research and research that transforms practice.

From Erik Lie, named a Time 100: Most Influential People in the World for his ground-breaking research on options backdating, to Ann Campbell, an international expert in vehicle routing—Tippie faculty are pushing the boundaries of knowledge creation across its six academic departments.


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Newton in front of an antenna

Research keeps astronauts safe on long-duration space missions

When NASA wanted to learn how to better keep astronauts safe from potentially-catastrophic errors they can introduce when switching tasks, they turned to Daniel Newton, Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Tippie College of Business. With a $900,000 grant to study work engagement of astronauts and cosmonauts, Newton's research will have practical and cosmic applications.

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Amrita Nain

Merging curiosity and research

Finance professor Amrita Nain puts her natural inquisitiveness to work by challenging the norms of academic research. “I study mergers and acquisitions,” Amrita explains. “But I am curious about the impact on pricing that customers pay to buy products from companies who merge. I ask what’s fair and not fair to customers. I think it’s important to know who really benefits from these transactions.”

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