Student in lab coat uses dropper to view chemical sample.

Research Pillars

Stevens conducts leading-edge research in a range of critical disciplines. The university has chosen to exert particular research focus on six specific foundational pillars in which Stevens currently possesses leading expertise.

Each pillar represents an interdisciplinary domain in which the university engages diverse collaborators, both internally and externally, in dynamic partnerships that further both fundamental and applied research in the domain — creating societal benefit in the process.

A computer chip with "AI" written on it

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Stevens develops artificial intelligence for societal good, while also studying and working to mitigate its potential drawbacks, through the interdisciplinary Stevens Institute for Artificial Intelligence (SIAI).

Graphs superimposed on city skyline

Business & Finance

Powered by the Hanlon Financial Systems Center, a state-of-the-art financial research and teaching facility, Stevens research touches all aspects of business, fintech and the financial industry including regulation, investment, market stress-testing and prediction, leadership and labor economics.

Windmills in the ocean

Energy & Sustainability

Stevens develops sustainable solutions for the future of the planet, including new filter materials, smarter power grids, better batteries and renewable energy sources, and environmental sustainability planning


Health & Medicine

Through our interdisciplinary Semcer Center for Healthcare Innovation (CHI), Stevens is working in key research areas toward the future benefit of patients worldwide.

abstract photo of quantum science

Quantum Science & Engineering

Stevens explores the leading edges of quantum science, developing novel hardware, algorithmic systems and applications for computing, communication, privacy, finance, homeland security and more through the university's Center for Quantum Science and Engineering (CQSE).

Ocean waves

Urban & Coastal Resilience

Stevens' Davidson Laboratory is a national leader in resiliency research, helping communities plan, prepare and face challenges such as extreme weather and climate change with leading-edge prediction systems and engineered defenses.

Office of the Vice Provost for Research & Innovation


Edwin A. Stevens Hall
Room 314


p. 201.216.5280
e. [email protected]
f. 201.216.5203