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.

A collaborative research facility where more than 200 scientists and engineers perform fundamental, applied, and translational research to address human health and mitigate disease.

  • Biotechnology and the Life Sciences
  • Energy, Water, Food
  • Disease/Disease Mitigation

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.

  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Disease/Disease Mitigation
  • Energy, Water, Food

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

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.

  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Disease/Disease Mitigation
  • National/Global Security

Institute-Wide Centers Learn more about each of our research centers and the global challenges they seek to address.

Our Center is developing advanced modeling, simulation, and imaging technology to rapidly translate biomedical research from the lab to clinical practice in highly collaborative, bench-to-bedside approaches.

  • Biotechnology and the Life Sciences
  • Disease/Disease Mitigation

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.

  • Computational Science and Engineering

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.

  • Computational Science and Engineering

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

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.

  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • School of Engineering

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.

  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • School of Science

The Center develops next-generation solid-state lighting systems that combine lighting sources, sensors, and controls that have the power to transform the way we live, work, and communicate.

  • Energy, Environment, and Smart Systems
  • Disease/Disease Mitigation
  • Energy, Water, Food
  • School of Engineering

Our Center is a leading global institution that advances the effective use of light for health, the environment, and overall society through product development, testing, and evaluation.

  • Energy, Environment, and Smart Systems
  • Disease/Disease Mitigation
  • Energy, Water, Food
  • School of Architecture

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
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