Life Sciences and Engineering Building Groundbreaking

Slated for completion in 2017, the four-story Life Sciences and Engineering Building will house 24,500 sq. ft. of new wet and dry laboratories, offices and collaborative spaces that are connected at each level to the adjoining Otto H. York Center for Environmental Engineering and Science. About $13.5 million of the cost was funded by the State of New Jersey Higher Education Capital Facilities Grant Programs. Designed by NK Architects of Morristown, the new facility is part of a $300 million campus-wide capital building program that is transforming research, teaching and campus life at NJIT.

Research conducted in the new facility will build on NJIT’s transdisciplinary strengths in engineering and the life sciences toward the development of new applications in clinical healthcare, therapeutic interventions and pharmaceutical drug development. NJIT researchers and their collaborators will focus primarily on three areas: biotechnology; biosensors and medical devices; and nanotechnologies for lab-on-a-chip.