Research Centers

The most significant transformation at Rensselaer over the past two decades has been the creation of a research portfolio of a size, significance, quality, and prominence that positions us to impact global challenges.

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Institute-Wide Research Platforms Learn more about our world-class research platforms and how they push the boundaries of individual disciplines.

Our Center promotes next-generation development of electronic and optical devices, manufacturing and robotics, integrated biomaterial devices, energy harvesting and storage, and nanostructured composite materials, among other leading-edge technologies.

  • Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials
  • Energy, Water, Food
  • Climate Change
  • Infrastructure Sustainability, Resilience
  • Disease/Disease Mitigation

School Centers The research centers at Rensselaer are at the core of the work we do to tackle the urgent global challenges of today.

A major research facility for Rensselaer's School of Engineering, this center supports research in nuclear engineering, nuclear physics, radiation effects in electronics, radiation processing of materials, computed tomography, and other industrial processes.

  • Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials
  • Energy, Water, Food
  • School of Engineering

Our Center collaborates with industry to design, produce, and test novel polymers that can be applied to the study of protein folding and its effect on disease, the use of enzymes for polymer synthesis, the creation of more sustainable plastics, and polymer membrane development for fuel cells.

  • Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials
  • Disease/Disease Mitigation
  • Infrastructure Sustainability, Resilience
  • Energy, Water, Food
  • School of Science

By advancing data generation, mining, and analysis of chemical information, this Center emphasizes the central role of cheminformatics in modern biotechnology efforts, molecular design projects, and bioinformatics programs. 

  • Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials
  • School of Science
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