Research with an Impact

Faculty in the Chemical Engineering and Material Sciences department are at the forefront of research and entrepreneurship. Many hold patents in emerging technology, including sensors, biofilms, and optics. Professor Matthew Libera was awarded a patent for an innovation in the dynamic multi-billion dollar orthopedic implant market. The patent could lead to improved implants that repels bacteria, delivers localized antibiotics, and assists bone cell adhesion. 

By creating an environment that recognizes and rewards innovation and promotes intellectual property, the Schaefer School of Engineering and Science leverages key faculty and student talent to encourage technological innovation. The school fosters an educational environment where undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and industry jointly nurture new technologies from concept to marketplace realization. 

Learn more about the many programs and initiatives at Stevens that encourage innovation and entrepreneurship: