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.
Through its world-class studios and research facilities, this unique Center enables artists, researchers, and audiences to come together under one roof to inquire, develop, and experience the ever-changing relationships among our senses, technology, and the worlds we create around us.
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.
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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.
Housed within Rensselaer's Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), this Center serves as a collaboration between Rensselaer and IBM Research to lead the frontier of research in immersive cognitive environments to augment group intelligence in real-world scenarios, such as boardroom meetings, diagnosis rooms, design studies, and classrooms.
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 cultivate a heightened awareness of the sonic environment through experimentation, interactive performance, meditation, improvisation, and collaboration.
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.