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Research Pillars

Stevens conducts leading-edge research in a range of critical disciplines, including particular focus on six specific foundational pillars.

Each of Stevens' research pillars represents an interdisciplinary domain in which the university engages with diverse collaborators, both internally and externally, in dynamic partnerships that further both fundamental and applied research, creating new knowledge for the benefit of society.

Our work in these domains helps protect local communities from extreme weather events and the effects of long-term climate change; develops novel healthcare products, systems and applications; explores the frontiers of AI, quantum science and drug discovery; develops novel materials and sensors for use in safer, lower-impact building and bridge infrastructure; and innovates filters for heavy metals, toxic materials and 'forever chemicals,' among other research.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Stevens develops artificial intelligence for societal good, while also studying and working to mitigate its potential drawbacks, through the interdisciplinary Stevens Institute for Artificial Intelligence (SIAI).

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Business & Finance

Powered by the Hanlon Financial Systems Center, a state-of-the-art financial research and teaching facility, Stevens research touches all aspects of business, fintech and the financial industry including regulation, investment, market stress-testing and prediction, leadership and labor economics.

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Energy & Sustainability

Stevens develops sustainable solutions for the future of the planet, including new filter materials, smarter power grids, better batteries and renewable energy sources, and environmental sustainability planning

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Health & Medicine

Through our interdisciplinary Semcer Center for Healthcare Innovation (CHI), Stevens is working in key research areas toward the future benefit of patients worldwide.

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Quantum Science & Engineering

Stevens explores the leading edges of quantum science, developing novel hardware, algorithmic systems and applications for computing, communication, privacy, finance, homeland security and more through the university's Center for Quantum Science and Engineering (CQSE).

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Urban & Coastal Resilience

Stevens' Davidson Laboratory is a national leader in resiliency research, helping communities plan, prepare and face challenges such as extreme weather and climate change with leading-edge prediction systems and engineered defenses.

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