Research Centers and Specialized Labs

NJIT's research program focuses on applied research in the most promising of emerging technologies, with emphasis on technology transfer and commercialization. Research at NJIT is organized around multi-disciplinary centers of excellence that encourage partnerships among various disciplines, as well as with other educational institutions, private enterprise and government agencies.

Applied Life Sciences

  • Biomedical Engineering: Stem cell applications in tissue regeneration, vision and neural engineering, bioMEMS, motion analysis and rehabilitation engineering, biomaterials and biopolymers.
  • Center for Applied Genomics: Development and application of DNA microarray technology.
  • The Medical Device Concept Laboratory : Synthetic materials in biomedicine.
  • Membrane and Separation Technologies: Micro- and nanoporous filters for medicine and pharmaceutical manufacture.
  • ProjectFusion: Technologies to support SmartCampus, a mobile, wireless NJIT campus community system with applications to protect privacy and maintain security.
  • The Vision and Neural Engineering Lab: Oculomotor dynamics, vergeance eye movements.


Architecture and Building Sciences

  • Center for Architecture and Building Science Research: Educational facilities, health care and aging environments, developmental disabilities planning, historic preservation, housing and community development.
  • Concrete Testing Laboratory: Reinforced and high-strength concretes.
  • Imaging Laboratory: Computer-aided design in architecture.


Computing, Mathematics, and Telecommunications

  • Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics: Mathematical biology, fluid dynamics, wave propagation.
  • Center for Communications and Signal Processing Research: Multi-carrier systems, Turbo Coding techniques, ultra-wideband communications, MIMO systems.
  • Collaborative Hypermedia Laboratory: Asynchronous learning systems, online communities, digital libraries.
  • Cryptography & Telecommunication Laboratory: Cryptography, computer security and telecommunications networks.
  • Data and Knowledge Engineering Laboratory: Data mining, bioinformations, computational biology.
  • electronic Arts Habitat (eArtH): Multimedia, social computing, human-computer interaction.
  • New Jersey Center for Wireless Networking and Internet Security: Intrusion detection, watermarking, mobile networks.




Environmental Science and Engineering



Materials Science and Manufacturing

  • Bearings and Bearing Lubrications Laboratory: Hydrodynamic, hydrostatic, rolling element bearings and novel designs of unique bearings.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics: Particulate flows, mixing enhancement, suppression/enhancement of turbulence, drag minimization, thermal management.
  • Dynamic Systems and Control Laboratory: Design, control and integration of mechanical, robotic and electromechanical systems.
  • Center for Manufacturing Systems: Advanced technology center with a dual mission of providing manufacturing support  for university research programs and offering design and manufacturing expertise to small and mid-size companies.
  • Electro-hydrodynamics Laboratory: Sensors and separation devices for a wide variety of systems for environment monitoring, health care, and medical diagnostics
  • Electronic Imaging Center:  Infrared filters, sensors and detectors utilizing terahertz radiation, carbon nanotubes.
  • W.M. Keck Laboratory: Manipulation of liquid flows and the small particles/microorganisms they transport in  biological and biomedical technologies.
  • Metal Combustion Laboratory: Propellants, explosives, pyrotechnics, and incendiaries.
  • Microelectronics Fabrication Center: Application-specific integrated circuits, optical switches, pressure sensors, and MEMS for biomedical, biometrics, and microfluidics application.
  • Microgravity Research Laboratory: High energy density additives to propellants and explosives, gas sensors, fuel cells, and ultra-hard material coatings
  • New Jersey Center for Engineered Particulates: Tailored particle coatings for pharmaceuticals, food, cosmetics, ceramics, defense, electronics and specialty chemicals.
  • New Jersey Center for Microflow Control: Fluidic devices, with a focus on miniaturized flows, and  miniaturized sensors and actuators. 
  • Optical Science and Engineering: optoelectronics, environmental monitoring, industrial process monitoring and position control, and ultrafast optical and optoelectronic phenomena. 
  • Polymer Processing Institute: Modification of polymers processing into special property products for the medical, health care, automotive, electronics, construction, and packaging industries
  • Vincent A. Stabile Lab:  “Hands-on” training in solving practical problems using robotics for today’s automated manufacturing.
  • Waterjet Technology Lab: Waterjet machining and cleaning applications.

Solar Physics

  • Center for Solar Research: Solar optical astronomy, solar radiophysics, terrestrial science.
  • Big Bear Solar Observatory: Solar observation, helioseismology.
  • Owens Valley Solar Array: Transient energetic phenomena, coronal magnetic fields.
  • The Frequency-Agile Solar Radiotelescope (FASR) Project: Nature and evolution of coronal magnetic fields, physics of solar flares, drivers of space weather, the quiet Sun.
  • Global High-Resolution H-Alpha Network: Round-the-clock solar observation.
  • Space Weather Project: Monitoring and forecasting solar activity that may affect Earth's climate and technologies.


  • International Intermodal Transportation Center: Freight transportation, brownfields and passenger transportation
  • National Center for Transportation and Industrial Productivity: Freight movement at domestic and international gateways, global competitiveness, intermodal passenger and freight transportation systems.
  • North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority: Maintaining and improving transportation systems.
  • Transportation, Economic and Land Use System (TELUS): Computerized transportation planning and programming.