Research at Stevens Institute of Technology


Advancing Science, Engineering the Future

Research in Engineering and Science at Stevens is propelled by internationally renowned faculty, laboratories, research centers, shared facilities and strategic placement along the NY/NJ port system. Stevens is the region's premiere university for a range of disciplines, and its researchers are defining the future of engineering with groundbreaking innovations in diverse areas of application including Nanotechnology & Multi-scale SystemsSecure Systems, Maritime Technology and Ocean Engineering. Strategic initiatives and partnerships nationwide give faculty and students a wealth of opportunities to contribute to nationally critical advances in cybersecurity, information assurance, biomedicine, pharmaceutical manufacturing, wireless communications, naval architecture, environmental studies and much more.

Three National Centers of Excellence:

The Maritime Security Center (MSC) is a Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) Center of Excellence in port and maritime security that leverages the physical infrastructure and intellectual capital of its academic, industry and government partners..

The Center for the Advancement of Secure Systems and Information Assurance (CASSIA) is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research. The mission of the center is to foster collaboration and act as a catalyst for research, education, and entrepreneurship in information assurance and cybersecurity. Please contact Dr. Susanne Wetzel for more information.

The Atlantic Center for the Innovative Design and Control of Small Ships (ACCeSS) seeks to establish a cohesive center involving all engineering disciplines within the context of the total ship system architecture to facilitate the knowledge development, educational changes, and discipline integration required for true innovation. ACCeSS further looks to use this unique education and research environment in the recruiting, training and long-term career development of the best and brightest young engineers in the U.S.

Two Shared Facilities:

Shared Facilities at Stevens are open to the Stevens community as well as outside investigators who wish to conduct research with state-of-the-art instrumentation in a convenient location:

The Laboratory for Multiscale Imaging (LMSI) houses instrumentation that provides imaging capabilities to study both synthetic and biological materials from macroscopic to microscopic length scale.

The MicroDevice Laboratory (MDL) explores military systems applications of emerging nanotechnologies that include: nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, micro/nano sensors and actuators, microchemical systems, nanoenergetics, and nanoscale energy harvesting.

Research Faculty

Engineering and Science faculty address the world's critical needs in technology, whether for health, energy, security, communications, or defense. Areas of focus fall into two categories: multiscale and nanotechnology, and security.

Multiscale and Nanotechnology Research Faculty
Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Ronald Besser Henry Du Dilhan Kalyon
Adeniyi Lawal Woo Lee Matthew Libera
Simon Podkolzin
Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry and Biological Sciences
Chandima Abeywickrama Athula Attygalle Joseph Glavy
Philip Leopold Jun F. Liang Carrie Perlman
Arthur Ritter Hongjun Wang Xiaojun Yu
Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering
Washington Braida Christos Christodoulatos Dimitri Donskoy
George Korfiatis Xiaoguang Meng Alexander Sutin
David Vaccari Xi Xu
Mechanical Engineering
David Cappelleri Constantin Chassapis Chang-Hwan Choi
Sven Esche Frank Fisher Hamid Hadim
Souran Manoochehri Kishore Pochiraju Yong Shi
Eui-Hyeok Yang
Physics and Engineering Physics
Norman Horing Svetlana Malinovskaya Rainer Martini
Christopher Search Knut Stamnes Stefan Strauf
Edward Whittaker Ting Yu
Security Research Faculty
Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering
Alan Blumberg Michael Bruno Barry Bunin
Raju Datla Thomas Herrington Len Imas
Julie Pullen Alexander Sutin Thomas Wakeman III
Computer Science
Adriana Compagnoni Sven Dietrich Daniel Duchamp
Dominic Duggan George Kamberov Philippos Mordohai
David Naumann Antonio Nicolosi Wendy Wang
Susanne Wetzel
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Barry Bunin Rajarathnam Chandramouli Yingying Chen
Cristina Comaniciu Yi Guo Victor Lawrence
Hongbin Li Hong Man Yan Meng
K. Subbalakshmi Yu-Dong Yao
Mathematical Sciences
Darinka Dentcheva Ionut Florescu Robert Gilman
Alexei Miasnikov
Interdisciplinary Engineering & Science Research Worldwide

The School of Engineering & Science is home to a spectrum of collaborative research programs through research at Stevens as well as worldwide partnerships. While encouraging strong individual faculty research, the School has a number of research focus areas that bring groups of faculty and students together to address major topics of importance to the nation and the world at large. Research Centers and Laboratories at the School seek innovative solutions to address the challenges of science and engineering today.

Faculty Publications

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Research Magazine

Laboratory Safety

Safe Working Practices for Lab Work


We encourage our undergraduate students to involve themselves in faculty-mentored research or design projects. Support for these students can come from individual faculty, research centers and various scholarship programs.