Research at NJIT

NJIT Clean RoomNJIT is New Jersey's science and technology research university.  Our faculty, staff, and students conduct $75 million in research annually in areas such as:
  • Applied Life Sciences and Bio-Engineering
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Materials and Material Process Engineering
  • Sustainable Systems and Infrastructure

NJIT has become a leader in interdisciplinary applied research with more than $75 million annually in funding from governmental agencies and the private sector. The university has built its research program around multi-disciplinary efforts that encourage partnerships among various disciplines, as well as with other educational institutions, private enterprise and government agencies. These initiatives concentrate resources on the most promising of emerging technologies, helping to create new industries.

NJIT’s strategic plan stresses the need to expand research and intellectual property over the next decade, including the development of several nationally recognized centers of excellence and several niche areas critical to economic development in New Jersey.

» See a list of our major research centers and specialized labs.

Work with Award-Winning Faculty

Christopher Funkhouser Christopher Funkhouser, assistant professor of humanities will use his Fulbright Scholarship to study digital literature at Multimedia University in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, a cutting edge, technological university.
Nancy Jackson Nancy Jackson, associate professor of geography was awarded the Turin Chair as part of the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program. She conducted research on coastal and ecosystem management and lectured on International Environmental Policy at the Polytechnic Institute of Turin, Italy during the 2004-2005 academic year.
Lou Kondic Lou Kondic, associate professor of mathematical sciences, was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to support his research on “Dynamics of Non-Newtonian Liquid Films involving Contact Lines.” He will visit several research locations in Argentina.
Treena Arinzeh Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, NSF Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
Zeynep Celik Zeynep Celik, PhD, professor of architecture, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.
Costas Gogos Costas G. Gogos, research distinguished professor of chemical engineering, received the Annual International Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers. The honor, the highest accorded by SPE, recognizes a lifetime of accomplishment in polymer processing
Louis Lanzerotti Louis Lanzerotti, PhD, distinguished research professor at NJIT’s Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research,  the William Nordberg Medal in Space Science by the Committee on Space Research.
Neil Maher Neil Maher, PhD, assistant professor of history, the 2004-5 Verville Fellowship by the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
Ron Rockland Ronald H. Rockland, PhD, associate professor of electrical engineering technology and associate dean of the Newark College of Engineering,  the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Frederick J. Berger Award.