Agilent Supports University Research

Agilent contributes measurement expertise, products and financial support to academic research in our fields of endeavor. Our connections with the academic research community build enduring partnerships with thought leaders, educate the next generation of employees and customers, inform our development efforts, and result in publications that define important applications of measurement technologies.

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Research Partnerships with Agilent

Professional connections between faculty and Agilent research staff emerge in areas of overlapping interest through technical conferences, introductions, our academic outreach, and well targeted inquires to university relations or specific technical staff. Such connections are helpful in generating research proposals of mutual benefit. Agilent awards university grants semi-annually through a competitive process. Themes of particular interest include:

  • Separation Sciences/Sample Prep
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Spectroscopy/ICP-MS
  • Informatics
  • Genomics and Bioreagents
  • Diagnostics and Pathology
  • Emerging Technologies, Applications, and Other Topics

Proposals are selected to:

  • advance the proposed research;
  • advance Agilent’s understanding of a core technology or application of importance to us;
  • build strong, collaborative relationships including an active Agilent participant who will contribute technically and apply at Agilent what is learned;
  • add value to the research program through Agilent expertise, products, and knowledge of problems that matter; and
  • bring to Agilent new knowledge that illuminates our future.

To help uncover areas of mutual interest, Agilent visits universities when there are major institutional initiatives that align with our interests and we often arrange guest lectures when faculty are traveling near Agilents research sites, particularly at our largest such site in Santa Clara, California. Please contact us at if such a visit will be of mutual value.

Agilent University Partnerships in the News

Agilent Collaborating with Weill Cornell Medical College to Advance ALS Research

Collaboration on Big Data Biology: Dr. John A. McLean, 2014 Agilent Thought Leader Awardee

Boundaries of Bioimaging: Prof. Philip Doble, Omics Collaborator

The new issue of the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences ‘Outlook’ magazine has an article that features the Agilent-UCD partnership

UC Berkeley Launches Synthetic Biology Institute to Advance Research in Biological Engineering

Joint Research Collaboration for Agilent, APAF and Macquarie University

Agilent Technologies and Harvard's Wyss Institute Announce Collaboration to Advance Burgeoning Discipline of Biologically Inspired Engineering

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Recent Journal References from Research Collaborations

Title: Elemental Analysis of Crude Oils Using Microwave Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy
Author (s): Nelson, J., Gilleland, G., Poirier, L., Leong, D., Hajdu, P., Lopez-Linares, F.
Source: ENERGY AND FUELS, Volume 29, Issue 9, Pages 5587- 5594
Published: September 17, 2015

Title: Complete biosynthesis of opioids in yeast
Author (s): Galanie, S., Thodey, K., Trenchard, I.J., Interrante, M.F., Smolke, C.D.
Source: SCIENCE, Volume 349, issue 6252, Pages 1095 – 1100
Published: September 4, 2015

Title: Identification of Novel Perfluoroalkyl Ether Carboxylic Acids (PFECAs) and Sulfonic Acids (PFESAs) in Natural Waters Using Accurate Mass Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (TOFMS)
Author (s): Strynar, M., Dagnino, S., McMahen, R., Liang, S., Lindstrom, A., Andersen, E., McMillan, L., Thurman, M., Ferrer, I., Ball, C.
Source: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Volume 49, Issue19, Pages 11622-11630
Published: August 30, 2015

Title: Experimental investigation of the laser phase noise effect on next generation high order MQAM optical transmission
Author (s): Ragheb, A.M., Fathallah, H.
Published: July 14, 2015

Title: Simultaneous determination of underivatized vitamin B1 and B6 in whole blood by reversed phase ultrahigh performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry
Author(s): Puts, J., De Groot, M., Haex, M., Jakobs, B.
Source: PLoS ONE , Volume 10 ( 7 ) , art. no. e0132018
Published: July 2, 2015

Title: Developing ICP-MS/MS for the detection and determination of synthetic DNA-protein crosslink models via phosphorus and sulfur detection Spectrochemical Plasmas for Clinical and Biochemical Analysis
Author(s): Gong, J., Solivio, M.J., Merino, E.J., Caruso, J.A., Landero-Figueroa, J.A.
Source: ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, Volume 407, Issue 9, Article number 8504, Pages 2433-2437
Published: March 19, 2015

Title: DNA-Linked Enzyme-Coupled Assay for Probing Glucosyltransferase Specificity
Author(s): Sukovich, D.J., Modavi, C., De Raad, M., Prince, R.N., Anderson, J.C.
Source: ACS SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY, Volume 4, Issue 7, Pages 833-841 Published: July 17, 2015

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Most Cited Journal References from Research Collaborations

Title: A map of the PPARα transcription regulatory network for primary human hepatocytes
Author(s): McMullen, P.D., Bhattacharya, S., Woods, C.G., Sun, B., Yarborough, K., Ross, S.M., Miller, M.E., McBride, M.T., Lecluyse, E.L., Clewell, R.A., Andersen, M.E.
Source: CHEMICO-BIOLOGICAL INTERACTIONS, Volume 209, Issue 1, Pages 14-24 Published: February 25, 2014

Title: Organophosphate and halogenated flame retardants in atmospheric particles from a European Arctic site
Author(s): Salamova, A., Hermanson, M.H., Hites, R.A.
Source: Environmental Science and Technology, Volume 48, Issue 11, Pages 6133-6140 Published: June 3, 2014

Title: Challenges and opportunities for structural DNA nanotechnology
Author(s): Pinheiro, Andre V.; Han, Dongran; Shih, William M.; et al.
Source: NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY Volume: 6 Issue: 12 Pages: 763-772 DOI: 10.1038/NNANO.2011.187 Published: DEC 2011

Title: 26 Tbit s(-1) line-rate super-channel transmission utilizing all-optical fast Fourier transform processing
Author(s): Hillerkuss, D.; Schmogrow, R.; Schellinger, T.; et al.
Source: NATURE PHOTONICS Volume: 5 Issue: 6 Pages: 364-371 DOI: 10.1038/NPHOTON.2011.74 Published: JUN 2011

Title: Anandamide suppresses pain initiation through a peripheral endocannabinoid mechanism
Author(s): Clapper, Jason R.; Moreno-Sanz, Guillermo; Russo, Roberto; et al.
Source: NATURE NEUROSCIENCE Volume: 13 Issue: 10 Pages: 1265-1270 DOI: 10.1038/nn.2632 Published: OCT 2010

Title: Predicting human developmental toxicity of pharmaceuticals using human embryonic stem cells and metabolomics
Author(s): West, Paul R.; Weir, April M.; Smith, Alan M.; et al.
Source: TOXICOLOGY AND APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY Volume: 247 Issue: 1 Pages: 18-27 DOI: 10.1016/j.taap.2010.05.007 Published: AUG 15 2010

Title: Human RNA polymerase III transcriptomes and relationships to Pol II promoter chromatin and enhancer-binding factors
Author(s): Oler, Andrew J.; Alla, Ravi K.; Roberts, Douglas N.; et al.
Source: NATURE STRUCTURAL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Volume: 17 Issue: 5 Pages: 620-U125 DOI: 10.1038/nsmb.1801 Published: MAY 2010