Three students work on underwater drone in the ABS Engineering Center.

Research at the Schaefer School

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.

Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science researchers build on the legacy of invention and discovery of Stevens’ founding family, whose steamboat and locomotive designs revolutionized American transportation.

A Tech-Driven Research Enterprise

Supported by technologically advanced labs and research centers, industry partnerships and funding from leading national agencies, engineering and science faculty members pioneer research that results in transformative advances in critical areas such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, big data, cybersecurity, quantum technology, coastal resiliency, biomedical engineering, maritime security, robotics, nanotechnology and more.

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Schaefer School Research Pillars

Faculty-led research centers and labs support strategic and interdisciplinary research in a wide range of areas of engineering and science. Our interdisciplinary research is focused into five pillars:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Computing

  • Biomedical and Healthcare Science and Technologies

  • Cyber-Physical Systems

  • Energy and Sustainability

  • Quantum Engineering and Science

Explore Our Research

The Schaefer School is home to collaborative research centers seeking innovative solutions to address modern challenges at the nexus of science and engineering.

Laboratories and Fabrication Facilities

Shared facilities are available to the Stevens community as well as outside investigators to conduct research with state-of-the-art equipment.
A student wearing a black mask and blue shirt. He is leaning over a robotic vehicle with wheels and adjusting some components on the top of it.
Photo of engineer Yasamin Aliashrafi Jodat M.Eng ’18 Ph.D. ’19 in the lab at Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc.

Doctoral Research

Work with some of the brightest minds in your field pursuing groundbreaking research that has the potential to change the world in one of our challenging and rewarding Ph.D. programs.

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Collaborate With Stevens Researchers

Learn how corporate entities can collaborate with Stevens' research enterprise, various research centers, and sponsor senior design projects.