Rocco Tech Center

Building Technology Research Lab

The Building Technology Research Lab was founded by the late Thomas P. Konen, an industry leader with done significant research contributions on residential water conservation, flushability, and drinking water safety. Its mission is to carry out research, testing, and educational activities according to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 and other industrial standards.

We are the pioneers for testing hydraulic performance requirements for water closets and urinals (following ASME A112.19.6) and testing physical requirements and test methods pertaining to material, dimensional and performance requirements for vitreous china plumbing fixtures (follows ASME A112.19.2M). We perform research and development testing on flushability and biodegradability of non-woven products. Our testing and analytical services-their precision and accuracy, the care with which they are conducted and their customer acceptance-are the means by which our laboratory has gained an enviable reputation and has become a leader in the industry.

Gloved laboratory hand holding blades of beach grass. Environmental Sustainability Laboratory

The Environmental Sustainability Laboratory (ESL) is an environmental research unit associated with the Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering (CEOE) and the Center for Environmental Systems (CES). Founded and directed by Dr. Dibyendu ‘Dibs’ Sarkar, Professor of Environmental Engineering and Founding Director of the MS and MS-MBA programs in Sustainability Management, ESL is dedicated to addressing critical environmental issues through sustainable and innovative approaches based on a holistic and multidisciplinary framework.

The ESL consists of a wet laboratory with bench space to accommodate six people working simultaneously, an office with desk space for three people, analytical instrumentations and a climate-controlled greenhouse. Most of the research endeavors in the ESL is geared toward developing easy-to-implement green technologies for environmental remediation of both legacy and emerging contaminants that are sustainable from both ecological and financial viewpoints, as well as socially acceptable.

ESL members come from multiple disciplines, including – but not limited to – environmental engineers, chemical engineers, geochemists, analytical chemists, biomedical scientists, molecular biologists, biochemists, microbiologists, plant biologists, etc., who collaborate to develop holistic solutions to multi-faceted environmental problems, particularly those related to protection of human and ecosystem health. Most of the ESL projects are funded by federal and state government funding agencies, but treatability studies sponsored by environmental companies are also performed on a regular basis.

James C. Nicoll Environmental Laboratory

Nicoll Laboratory, Center for Environmental Systems

The James C. Nicoll Environmental Laboratory is a state-of-the-art research and testing facility with multimedia capabilities for wastewater, liquid waste, solid waste, and air studies. An early leader in environmental engineering, Stevens has established Nicoll Laboratory to fortify its long-standing commitment to environmental protection through innovative and advanced technologies. Its services range from short duration, highly specialized testing to long-term applied research studies. This versatility allows the laboratory to connect environmental control and remediation technology development with field implementation. Nicoll Laboratory is also a resource center for waste treatment information.

Nicoll Laboratory seeks cooperative partnerships with industry, government and environmental Service Organizations to solve complex, real-world environmental problems. The laboratory develops, tests, transfer and implements innovative environmental technologies to provide value-added, economically feasible solutions that meet strict regulatory compliance requirements.