Research & Economic Engagement

The Division of Research and Economic Engagement supports the scientific, scholarly, and creative research activities of the faculty, staff, and students of Bowling Green State University.  World class research is being performed by BGSU faculty at several centers and institutes. 

Dr. Michael Ogawa is Vice President  for Research and Economic Engagement at Bowling Green State University.  His goals in building this division are to advance the scholarly and  creative activities of the BGSU faculty, and to create new programs  through which the University can be a more active partner in promoting  the region’s economy. A member of the BGSU faculty for 20 years, Dr.  Ogawa holds the rank of Professor of Chemistry and served as Department  Chair from 2003-2010. He has published over 50 peer reviewed scientific  articles and book chapters in the field of bio-inorganic chemistry, and  has received over $4 million in external grant support for his work.  Among his academic honors are the 2002 BGSU Olscamp Research Award and a  2008 Fulbright Scholarship. He received his B.A. degree from Oberlin  College, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern University.

The  Division also oversees the economic development activities of the  University.  To better realize robust local and regional growth, the  Division builds on BGSU's history as an engaged university in creating  partnerships with private sector businesses to:

  • Improve existing products and services
  • Define best practices
  • Integrate BGSU faculty and staff into the region's business community 

By sharing the knowledge, ideas and resources of our Economic Engagement office and Center for Regional Development, BGSU is working to secure the region's economic competitiveness and prosperity in a global economy. 

Contact Tom Kornacki, Director of Sponsored Programs and Research, with any questions about the University's research activities.