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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Filtered by: Media, Arts, Science, and Technology , Disease/Disease Mitigation

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

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.

  • Media, Arts, Science, and Technology

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

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.

  • Media, Arts, Science, and Technology

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

We cultivate a heightened awareness of the sonic environment through experimentation, interactive performance, meditation, improvisation, and collaboration.

  • Media, Arts, Science, and Technology
  • School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

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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