Research Centers and Facilities

The Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engienering and Science at Stevens Institute of Technology is home to a vibrant, interdisciplinary research culture and numerous collaborative research centers seeking innovative solutions to address modern challenges at the nexus of science and engineering.

Discover What Researchers Can Do At Stevens

In addition to our research centers, the Schaefer School also houses several shared facilities with state-of-the-art instrumentation and fabrication equipment which are available to all members of the Stevens community and in some cases, outside investigators.

Cutting-Edge Research Centers

Research centers and laboratories at Stevens Institute of Technology seek innovative solutions to address the challenges of modern science and engineering. Our expert faculty researchers work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary atmosphere to create the technologies that shape our world.

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Stevens Institute for Artificial Intelligence

The Stevens Institute for Artificial Intelligence (SIAI) is an interdisciplinary, tech-driven collaboration of engineering, business, systems and design experts working toward solving pressing global problems in industry and the world. The center is composed of more than 100 faculty members from all academic units at Stevens (engineering, business, systems and arts & music) researching a variety of cross-disciplinary applications in AI and machine learning.

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Davidson Laboratory

Davidson Laboratory is Stevens Institute of Technology's renowned marine research laboratory that uniquely integrates the fields of naval architecture, coastal and ocean engineering, physical oceanography, marine hydrodynamics and maritime systems to create a trans-disciplinary enterprise that can address both the highly specialized issues confronting each discipline, as well as the more complex, integrated issues facing natural systems and human-made maritime activities.

Center for Quantum Science and Engineering

Center for Quantum Science and Engineering

The Center for Quantum Science and Engineering (CQSE) at Stevens Institute of Technology pursues innovative quantum engineering research, development and education including bringing photonic technologies into reality, networking, remote sensing, machine learning, big data processing and quantum computing.

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Center for Neuromechanics

The Center for Neuromechanics is an interdisciplinary, collaborative group of researchers and educators that investigate the function, structure and health of the human brain and utilize mechanical engineering applications such as imaging, instrumentation, computation and rehabilitation to improve the quality of life for people with neurological disorders.

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Center for Environmental Systems

The Center for Environmental Systems (CES) is recognized as a leader in the development, evaluation and implementation of new environmental technologies. Through collaborations with government agencies and industrial partners, CES researchers work to generate new scientific knowledge to create innovative technologies, sound environmental policy and sensible resource management. Over the years CES has played an instrumental role in establishing new technologies for environmental control.

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Center for Healthcare Innovation

The university-wide Center for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) supports Stevens faculty- and student-initiated research and educational programs that address gaps and issues related to advancing biomedical technology and healthcare delivery, and also serves as a focal point for integration of external strategic partnerships.


The Stevens Center for Sustainability

Established through generous funding from the PSEG Foundation, the Stevens Center for Sustainability supports institution-wide programs and research in sustainability, and expands our capacity to educate the next generation of leaders in future-critical fields. The center aims to provide members of underserved communities with educational opportunities to study and research sustainability alongside our experts.

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Acquisition Innovation Research Center

The Acquisition Innovation Research Center (AIRC) was established in September 2020 by the Department of Defense (DoD) to infuse the innovative and alternative methods needed to better respond to the rapid increase of technological advancements critical to today’s warfighter.

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Center for Complex Systems & Enterprises

Founded in 2012, CCSE engages industry, government and academia to confront complex enterprise problems and engineer a better future with an enhanced quality of life. The emergent research addresses inter and transdisciplinary issues through evidence-based, unbiased, improved decision-making.

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Research at the Schaefer School

School of Engineering and Science researchers lead several of Stevens’ nationally recognized interdisciplinary research centers and facilities. Learn more about our research enterprise.

Shared Research Facilities

Shared Facilities at Stevens are available for use by members of the Stevens community. Some facilities are open to outside investigators who wish to conduct research with state-of-the-art instrumentation in a convenient location.

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Laboratory for Multi-Scale Imaging

The Laboratory for Multiscale Imaging (LMSI) houses instrumentation that provides imaging capabilities to study both synthetic and biological materials from macroscopic to microscopic length scale.

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MicroDevice Laboratory

The MicroDevice Laboratory explores military systems applications of emerging nanotechnologies that include: nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, micro/nano sensors and actuators, microchemical systems, nanoenergetics, and nanoscale energy harvesting.

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Mass Spectrometry Laboratory

The Mass Spectrometry Laboratory at Stevens is one of the most well-equipped academic facilities in the U.S. With six mass analyzers incorporating time-of-flight and quadrupolar techniques, and a variety of inlets such as electrospray, MALDI, ApCI, EI and CI, the center welcomes collaborative research projects from the Stevens community and as well as outside partners.

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Research Computing Services

Stevens Institute of Technology provides advanced computing infrastructure and services for sponsored or departmental research with large-scale computing needs to all faculty members and interdisciplinary research groups within the School of Engineering and Science.

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Quantum Learning Space and Testing Facilities

The Stevens Quantum Space welcomes all students to learn, design and test innovative ideas based on the latest quantum technologies. Our state-of-the-art facilities promote innovative quantum engineering and provide a multiscale testbed for analyzing and testing new quantum devices and techniques.

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Shared Equipment

The Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science facilities provide state-of-the-art laboratory equipment for use campus-wide. Browse a list of equipment available in our shared facilities.