Explore Our Research
Research centers and laboratories at Stevens Institute of Technology seek innovative solutions to address the challenges of modern science and engineering. Our expert faculty researchers work in a collaborative atmosphere to create the technologies that shape our world.
Center for Healthcare Innovation
The university-wide Center for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) supports Stevens faculty- and student-initiated research and educational programs that address gaps and issues related to advancing biomedical technology and healthcare delivery, and also serves as a focal point for integration of external strategic partnerships.
Center for Environmental Systems
The Center for Environmental Systems (CES), a unique synthesis of the professional and academic worlds, is dedicated to applied, interdisciplinary research for the solution of pressing, real-world environmental problems. Through advanced knowledge and in-depth professional expertise, CES is recognized as a leader in the development, evaluation and implementation of new environmental technologies. The researchers at the CES, through collaborations with government agencies and industrial partners, work to generate new scientific knowledge, which leads to the creation of innovative technologies, sound environmental policy and sensible resource management. Over the years CES has played an instrumental role in establishing new technologies for environmental control.
Center for Neuromechanics
The Center for Neuromechanics is an interdisciplinary, collaborative group of researchers and educators that investigate the function, structure and health of the human brain and utilize mechanical engineering applications such as imaging, instrumentation, computation and rehabilitation to improve the quality of life for people with neurological disorders.
Center for Quantum Science and Engineering
The Center for Quantum Science and Engineering (CQSE) at Stevens Institute of Technology pursues innovative quantum engineering research, development and education including bringing photonic technologies into reality, networking, remote sensing, machine learning, big data processing and quantum computing.
Davidson Laboratory is Stevens Institute of Technology's renowned marine research laboratory. The Laboratory operates in two primary areas: marine monitoring and forecasting and experimental marine hydrodynamics (ship design and evaluation). Davidson Laboratory is a truly unique research and education center that combines the fields of naval architecture, coastal and ocean engineering, physical oceanography, and marine hydrodynamics to create a trans-disciplinary enterprise that can address both the highly-specialized issues confronting each discipline, as well as the more complex, integrated issues facing natural and man-made maritime systems.
Maritime Security Center
MSThe 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 MSC conducts innovative research, develops new tools and technologies and provides relevant maritime security-focused educational programs to enhance our nation's maritime domain awareness, the resiliency of our Marine Transportation System (MTS) and the technical skills and leadership capabilities of our current and prospective maritime security workforce.
Sensor Technology and Applied Research Center
The Sensor Technology & Applied Research (STAR) Center leverages existing research at Stevens Institute of Technology to identify new applications for sensor technologies, in addition to the development of new sensors and sensor integration. The STAR Center’s research focuses on the innovative use of various sensors in defense and security, healthcare, critical infrastructure and communications systems, among other areas. Bringing together a consortium of more than 60 researchers from across Stevens Institute of Technology, the STAR Center collaborates on and inspires new ideas, concepts and developments in sensors and networked sensing systems.
Stevens Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Stevens Institute for Artificial Intelligence is composed of more than 50 faculty members from all academic units at Stevens (engineering, business, systems and arts & music) researching a variety of applications in AI and machine learning.
Learn more about Research at the Schaefer School
Shared Facilities at Stevens are available for use by members of the Stevens community. Some facilities are open to outside investigators who wish to conduct research with state-of-the-art instrumentation in a convenient location.
The Schaefer School houses the following facilities which are accessible to our enrolled students and collaborators:
The IDEaS web portal provides access to resources for multi-disciplinary design, prototyping, and acquiring life-long skills required to explore intrapreneurial/entrepreneurial opportunities. Login required.
High Performance Computing Cluster
Stevens Institute of Technology’s High Performance Computing Cluster, nicknamed Dorothy, provides advanced computing infrastructure and services for sponsored or departmental research with large-scale computing needs to all faculty members and interdisciplinary research groups within the School of Engineering and Science.
Laboratory for Multi-Scale Imaging
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 explores military systems applications of emerging nanotechnologies that include: nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, micro/nano sensors and actuators, microchemical systems, nanoenergetics, and nanoscale energy harvesting.
Mass Spectrometry Laboratory
The Mass Spectrometry Laboratory at Stevens is one of the most well-equipped academic facilities in the U.S. With six mass analyzers incorporating time-of-flight and quadrupolar techniques, and a variety of inlets such as electrospray, MALDI, ApCI, EI and CI, the center welcomes collaborative research projects from the Stevens community and as well as outside partners.
The Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science facilities provide state-of-the-art laboratory equipment for use campus-wide.
Virtual Research Forum
The Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science Virtual Research Forum highlights our exciting research breakthroughs in six pillar areas. Each forum features highly accomplished faculty speakers from multiple departments within the Schaefer School.
Our goal with this research forum is threefold:
To offer a virtual space for colleagues
To get together to provide intellectual simulation and enrichment
To foster cross-disciplinary collaboration
Click the down arrow to see the list of speakers and their research topics, along with links to view the recording of each forum.
Topics and Speakers
Intelligent Autonomous Navigation for Mobile Robots Operating in Complex Environments
Socially Assistive Mobile Robots for Seamless Human-Robot Interaction
Artificial Intelligence to Improve Doctor–Patient Collaborations
Transparency, Interpretability, and Fairness in AI for Decision Making, Social Science, and Healthcare
Study of Geomechanics of the Subsurface for Resilient and Sustainable Subsurface Infrastructure Using AI and ML
Explainable AI and NLP For Healthcare and CyberSafety Applications
Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Radio Spectrum Awareness Using AI for Reliable, Efficient, and Secure Wireless Networks
Topics and Speakers
Tissue Engineering of Ovarian Cancer for Early Detection and New Treatment Discovery
Novel Functionally Graded Nonwoven Meshes and Manufacturing Method for Air-Filtering Anti-Viral Membrane Layer of the Next-Generation Respirators
Repairing Damaged Lung Tissue via Site-Specific Cell Replacement
Self-Defensive Biomaterials to Combat Implant Infection
Reducing Ventilation Injury of Lungs by Reducing Alveolar Surface Tension
Developing Novel Therapeutic Agents for Breast Cancer and Privileged Molecular Building Blocks
Tissue Engineering and Nanomedicine for Replacement and Treatment of Diseased Tissues/Organs
Developing Optical Imaging Techniques to Advance Biomedicine
Musculoskeletal Control and Dynamics
Computational Chemistry for High Accuracy Predictions of Biological and Catalytic Properties
Biomechatronics and Wearable Robotics for Rehabilitation Engineering and Human Motion Analysis
Topics and Speakers
Improving Software Security and Reliability
Smart Grid Control and Resilience
Resilient and Secure Control Design for Intelligent Autonomous Systems Under Cyber-Physical Attacks
Towards Stronger Enterprise Security For Breach-Resilient Security Analytics & Credential Protection
Cybersecurity in Complex Systems: Facilitating Secure and Efficient Applications
Cross-Layer Cybersecurity Research from Wireless PHY Layer to Machine Learning and Distributed Trust
Topics and Speakers
Stochastic Optimization and Risk Control: Theory, Methods, and Applications
High Performance Spectral Methods for Truly Scalable Chip Design and Graph Learning Applications
Safe, Concurrent Programming Languages to Reliably Exploit Multicore Architectures
Green RF Sensing Communications on Shared Radio Spectrum
High-Performance Computing Systems for Data Mining, Graph Computing, Machine Learning and 5G
Optimization Under Uncertainty
Topics and Speakers
Machine Learning and Quantum Physics: Quantum Engineering Systems for Big Data Analytics
Innovative Quantum Engineering for Value-Creation Quantum Systems and Technology
Quantum-Enabled Detection and Imaging Using Modern Laser Technology for Homeland Security, Non-Destructive Evaluation, and Medical Diagnostics
Quantum Technology Meets Gravity
Quantum Information with Entangled Optics – Emerging New Links between Quantum and Classical
Engineering Novel Quantum Materials for Quantum Computing and Quantum Devices
Dr. Chunlei Qu, Department of Physics
Atomically Thin Magnetic Crystals: Toward Emerging Spintronics and Quantum Information Science
Entanglement and Quantum Decoherence
Topics and Speakers
Field Pilot Ascale of Industrial Wastewater to Biofuel via Algae Growth, Harvesting, and Biogas Production; and Energetic-Laden Wastewater Treatment Technology via Chemical Reduction or Advanced Oxidation Transformers
Nature-Inspired Surface Engineering for Water, Food, Energy, Environment, and Health Applications
Energy Harvesting: Microwatt to Megawatt
Solid-State Ionics of Energy Storage for Next-Generation, Lighter, Smaller, and Safer Batteries
Enhancing Coastal Community Resilience to Hazards including Storm Surge, Coastal Erosion, and Climate Change
High-Speed and Reacting Flows for Applications in Defense and Sustainability
Growing Algae Using Carbonate Minerals for Biofuel Production and Bio-Plastic
Developing Green Technologies for a Sustainable World
New Brain for Optimal Operation of Smart Grid: Comprehensive and Realistic Models and Fast, Scalable Algorithms
Grant Proposal Enhancement Programs
The School of Engineering and Science offers three grant proposal enhancement programs to facilitate competitive funding success of faculty investigators.
The ACE (Advancing Centers of Excellence) Program
This ACE Program aims to support strong and inter/multi-disciplinary faculty team(s) with solid funding track records and ample evidence in ongoing center competition efforts (e.g., planning proposal or white paper submitted to or endorsed by agency). National centers of excellence such as NSF, ERC, MRSEC, and IURCR, as well as those funded by DoD, DoE, and NIH are a powerful symbol of the intellectual and technical prowess of an academic institution. Up to two projects will be awarded at $25,000 each for one year, renewable for additional $25,000 for a second year.
The SPRINT Program (Spearheading Proposals by Interdisciplinary Teams)
The SPRINT Program aims to provide support to facilitate the planning and submission of multi-PI proposals in response to open or anticipated solicitations of federal agencies, private foundations, or industrial entities. Funds up to $5,000 each can be used for team building, internal planning discussions, outreach to external partners, visits with collaborative institutions, and travel for technical discussions with program officers.
The Bridging Program (Bridging the Proof of Concept)
The Bridging program aims to bridge a critical hardware or software gap to accelerate the preliminary proof of a potentially transformative concept. The probability should be very high that the Bridging fund, up to $20,000 each, will result in significant funding success.
The PIPE Program (Presubmission Internal Proposal Evaluations)
The aim of the PIPE program is to provide a structured internal mechanism for expert-caliber technical and editorial review of proposals before their official submission. Each proposal will be reviewed by at least two faculty and a communications staff member in the school to provide timely feedback to improve the prospect of the grant proposal success. The internal review is voluntary but strongly recommended for all PIs.Login to the GPEP portal on myStevens to view full details and submit proposals.
Grant Workshop Series
Past grant writing and proposal workshops are available for review on the SES Research Intranet Site via myStevens. Login using your Stevens credentials at the link below.