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.
View all our centers and experts below, or filter by the following criteria
Select a Signature Thrust
Select a Global Challenge
Filtered by: Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials , Climate Change
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.
The Institute for Energy, the Built Environment, and Smart Systems, based in New York City, uses the most advanced digital technologies to drive decarbonization of urban environments at the systems level.
Institute-Wide Centers Learn more about each of our research centers and the global challenges they seek to address.
An academic and professional collaboration at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute advancing the built environment through research, education, and built projects.
We are a locus of research at Rensselaer, partnering with industry, government, and academic institutions to accelerate renewable energy research, move technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace, and, ultimately, build and sustain economic value.
This multidisciplinary environmental research center is dedicated to understanding the structure and function of aquatic, terrestrial, and atmospheric systems, with a primary focus on studying the impact of human activities on these interconnected environments.
School Centers The research centers at Rensselaer are at the core of the work we do to tackle the urgent global challenges of today.
Researchers work to develop bio-inspired artificial photosynthetic devices for solar fuel production through research that promotes a fuller understanding of the chemistry behind the biological solar energy conversion of plants.
We provide a platform for interdisciplinary research in fluid dynamics, with projects spanning from the design and testing of smart blades for wind turbines to developing new techniques for reducing drag in aircraft, ground, and underwater vehicles.
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.
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.