Research Thrusts at Stevens
Nanotechnology & Multi-scale Systems
The Multiscale Science, Engineering, and Technology research thrust at Stevens seeks to establish the knowledge base necessary to develop and implement nanotechnology-enabled solutions spanning a broad spectrum of engineering and science disciplines. Rooted in nanoscale science yet focused on real-world problems, these emerging technologies will have transformative value in areas of national and global interest including energy, health, electronics, communications, the environment, and national security. Broad interdisciplinary research themes in this area include:
- Cell-Cell and Cell-Material Interactions
- Chemical and Biological Micro-Systems
- Controlled Drug Release and Regenerative Medicine
- Control of Quantum Systems
- Nano-Photonic Sensing and Imagining
- Multi-Scale Design, Fabrication, Manufacturing, and Modeling of Complex Structures and Composites
- Environmental Technology - Nanoparticles for Environmental Remediation
- Quantum Electronic Structures and Devices
- Health and Environmental Impact of Nanomaterials
- Nano and MicroElectrical-Mechanical Systems and Devices
Security- Maritime, Cyber, Information and Communication Networks. Recent events around the globe have once again brought security into the limelight. Protecting our geographical borders, critical infrastructure, vital communication and trade networks is crucial in defending against man-made and natural threats. In response to these emerging threats, Stevens Institute of Technology has established cross-disciplinary research areas focused on developing transitional breakthroughs in national security technology. The Maritime Security Laboratory, established in partnership with the US Navy, focuses on addressing emerging maritime threats, while researchers in the departments of Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Physics work on various topics in cybersecurity. This combination of expertise in various technical domains allows for transformational research in:
- hostile intent detection on the Internet,
- wireless network security,
- database security,
- language-based security, and
- quantum cryptography.
Stevens research activities in security are funded through grants and contracts from industry and government, including NSF, Army ARDEC, ONR, ISSO, Sun, and Cisco.
Systems Engineering & Enterprise Management
This strategic research thrust at Stevens addresses questions that are related to the nature of sociotechnologic systems within the context of global competitiveness in their process to create economic value. Research efforts are focused to create unique knowledge about the functionality of socioeconomic systems. This knowledge represents the base for innovative educational initiatives at Stevens. The focus is on developing practical methods, tools, heuristics that leaders can apply to increase the productivity of sociotechnical systems and to improve their economic value. The current multidisciplinary research themes are broadly represented by following clusters:
- The Center for Decision Technologies focuses on networks of people, sensors, and robots. We are examining human-robot interaction in emergency response situations.
- The Consortium for Corporate Entrepreneurship seeks to increase the number, speed and success probability of highly profitable products and services entering development.
- The Environmental Entrepreneurship Lab (E2-Lab) is seeking to reduce the technology transfer lead time by 50% and to increase the success rate of university spin-off?s.
- The research cluster System and Enterprise Optimization is examining risk based multi-resource allocation and optimization, Mobile Ad-Hoc Wireless Network Reliability and Information Mining and Data Fusion.
- The research cluster Systems and Enterprise Management is defining the resilient enterprise and Strategic Enterprise Architectures and develops systems maturity indices for decision support systems.
- The research cluster Enterprise Architecting is focusing on the development of quantitative models to analyze and simulate the behavior of enterprises and to characterize their response to a variety of input conditions.