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Faculty Research

Whether it's studying dark matter or nanotechnology, Santa Clara professors look for answers to the biggest questions in the universe–and the smallest.

What makes SCU faculty unique—and vital to our institution—is their ability to conduct in-depth research at a very high level while providing close, individual attention to students.

  • Seeing Stars

    Should glowing algae light our city streets? One philosophy professor explores the ethical obligations of preserving the night sky.

  • Elevating Their Voice in Film

    Non-binary filmmaker and SCU Assistant Professor Nico Opper receives a career-shaping award for outstanding documentarians.

  • The Right Idea at the Right Time

    Our electric grid can’t keep up with the times. Associate Professor Maryam Khanbaghi is working towards revolutionary solutions.