For 150 years, Stevens Institute of Technology has been home to people with a passion for learning and research. Today, as one of the world's preeminent research universities–and one of the fastest-rising universities in the nation–Stevens leverages this proud history of technological innovation and scientific discovery to design impactful innovations and train the leaders of tomorrow.

Supported by technologically advanced laboratories and research centers, strategic initiatives and nationwide industry partnerships, students and faculty at the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science pioneer research that results in transformative advances in critical research areas. By housing engineering and science under one roof, the Schaefer School has cultivated a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment where promising, practical solutions to the world's most pressing problems are addressed in new and innovative ways.

Research at the Schaefer School

Research Pillars

Our faculty-led research centers and labs support research in a wide range of areas of engineering and science, in particular in the following strategic and interdisciplinary research pillars:

Research News

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Big Data Meets Quantum Physics

Traditional computer systems based on classical physics can process only so much data so quickly and with so much complexity. While classical computers are technically capable…

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Muhammad Hajj Receives $1.8M DOE Grant

Muhammad Hajj Dr. Muhammad Hajj, professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering, was recently awarded a Department of Energy (DOE) grant in the amount…

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How the Beetle Got Its Bang

(Hoboken, N.J. - June 16, 2020) -- If you want to see one of the wonders of the natural world, just startle a bombardier beetle. But be careful: when the beetles are scared,…

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Engineering Tools for the Future

As a young child, Stevens Institute of Technology mechanical engineering assistant professor Annie Zhang would disassemble her own toys—on purpose—just so she could learn…

Two National Centers of Excellence

Stevens is home to two nationally recognized research centers. One of these - The Maritime Security Center (MSC) - is headed by faculty members from the School of Engineering and Science.

Shared Facilities

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Laboratories and Fabrication Facilities

Stevens has a number of shared facilities available to the Stevens community as well as outside investigators who wish to conduct research with state-of-the-art instrumentation in a convenient location.
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