​Research centers and laboratories at Stevens seek innovative solutions to address the challenges of science and engineering today. World-class faculty working in a collaborative atmosphere to create the technologies that shape our world today.

National Centers of Excellence

The Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering & Science is home to three nationally recognized National Centers of Excellence that address needs from maritime transportation to secure systems to the building of next-generation small ships.

Maritime Security Center

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 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…

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The Center for the Advancement of Secure Systems and Information Assurance (CASSIA) was formed in 2008 with the purpose to integrate and coordinate the education and research efforts within the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science in the area of Cybersecurity and Information Assurance.

The mission of the center is to foster collaboration and act as a catalyst for research, education, and entrepreneurship in information assurance and cybersecurity. Advances in the field require conceptualizing, measuring, modeling, and countering…

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The Atlantic Center for the Innovative Design and Control of Small Ships (ACCeSS) was founded to address the integration (perhaps through radical design changes) of all the engineering disciplines associated with shipbuilding. A major challenge in U.S. Navy ship design in the 21st Century is ensuring performance and affordability with a reduced crew size while also maintaining high reliability and damage control. This challenge is particularly evident in the design of vessels to meet the Navy's new and emerging needs in the littoral zone. These…

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Multiscale and Nanotechnology 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…

Research Centers

Stevens widespread dedication to innovation and entrepreneurship is evident through its many research centers. These well-funded centers focus on such diverse goals as enhancing education in engineering and science, finding unique solutions for the protection of the environment, and addressing the issues posed by natural and man-made maritime systems.

Davidson Laboratory

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…

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Center for Innovation in Engineering & Science…

Since 1988, CIESE programs and activities have reached more than 20,000 educators worldwide through grants and contracts totaling more than $22 million that improve K-12 science and mathematics education through the use of technology. CIESE's mission is to catalyze and support excellence in teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and other core subjects through innovative, research-based instructional strategies and use of novel technologies..

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NJ Center for Microchemical Systems

The NJ Center for Microchemical Systems (NJCMCS) is a global leader in the design and characterization of microchemical Systems that emphasizes the rapid transfer of technology innovations to the marketplace in partnership with biomedical, chemical, defense, energy, and pharmaceutical industries.

NJCMCS aims to build the core knowledge base required to design, integrate, and produce microchemical devices on a rational basis, as emerging platforms for chemical process intensification and miniaturization. Currently, the Center is carrying out several…

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Design & Manufacturing Institute

The Design & Manufacturing Institute (DMI) is an interdisciplinary center that integrates product design, materials processing, and manufacturing expertise with modern software and embedded systems technologies for defense and commercial applications. DMI's multi-disciplinary research spans: Knowledge-based Design and Design Process Automation, Engineered Materials and Processes, Computational Methods for Product Life & Failure Prediction, Embedded Sensing and Control, Micro-Devices for Hazardous Environments, Systems Integration. Within the Design…

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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…

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Highly Filled Materials Institute

The Highly Filled Materials Institute (HfMI) investigates, both experimentally and theoretically, the rheological behavior, microstructure, processability and ultimate properties of highly filled materials, including suspensions and dispersions with nanoparticles.

HfMI carries out contract research for the government agencies and corporations in various industries, including solid rocket fuels and explosives, detergents, intermediary and final food products, batteries, polymeric master-batches and compounds, construction products, magnetic, and…

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