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.
We serve a vital resource for a broad range of Rensselaer researchers and partners from industry, academe, and government, providing the technical capability and expertise to perform low-cost, high-performance cluster computing.
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.
This Center enables new lines of research in web science, high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, data science, and predictive analytics and links them to applications in a vast range of areas, from cybersecurity to health and environmental preservation.
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.
We unite design and engineering experts to create new building systems, structures, and ecologies with the mission of radically changing the way we use energy, water, and other resources.
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 Center partners with universities, national laboratories, and industry in large scientific programs to conduct fundamental research in natural and technological networks, ranging from social and cognitive networks to computer networks.
SCOREC researchers develop reliable simulation technologies for engineers, scientists, medical professionals, and other practitioners to enable them to employ, appraise, and evaluate the behavior of mechanical, chemical, and biological systems of interest.
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.
We are internationally known for our research in freight transportation, humanitarian logistics, intelligent transportation systems, network modeling, traffic simulation, and traffic signal system control.
Our Center conducts breakthrough research in vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) technologies to advance vertical lift aircraft, such as military helicopters, unmanned drones, air taxis, rotorcraft, and high-speed electric VTOL aircraft.
We promote collaborative research involving the integration of modeling, optimization, and computation to solve complex problems emerging in science and engineering. The key to understanding the multifaceted and multidisciplinary aspects of these problems, and to creating new solution strategies, is the development, analysis, and simulation of mathematical models. Designed to establish new modes of operation for applied mathematicians, scientists, and engineers by cutting across the boundaries of traditional approaches, our Center provides new avenues of research and collaboration.
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.