For Industry and Collaborators

NJIT research enterprise is strongly networked with industry and businesses for collaborative partnerships in research and technology development. Interdisciplinary research centers and NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) transform novel research and innovation into solutions of high societal impact and market value.

For example, NSF funded Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS) brings together a cross-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists as well as industry leaders to improve the way pharmaceuticals, foods and agriculture products are manufactured. C-SOPS will focus on advancing the scientific foundation for the optimal design of SOPS with advanced functionality while developing the methodologies for their active control and manufacturing.

The EDC at NJIT is home to more than 90 high-tech and life-science companies. Located on the campus of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, EDC companies have access to NJIT facilities and can partner with researchers to help grow their business. EDC is in the heart of Newark’s University Heights Science Park and the Newark Innovation Zone. Information about EDC companies is available on the website.

Research Focus, Centers and Grants 

NJIT has become a leader in interdisciplinary applied research with more than $100 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, 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, 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, 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 Livingston Arinzeh, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical engineering, NSF Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
Zeynep Celik, Ph.D., professor of architecture, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.
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, Ph.D., 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, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, the 2004-5 Verville Fellowship by the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
Ronald H. Rockland, Ph.D., 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.


Technology Development, Intellectual Property, and Patents

The Office of Technology Development manages the intellectual property created by New Jersey Institute of Technology employees and is responsible for obtaining appropriate patent or copyright protection on the NJIT-owned intellectual property. University researchers seek new knowledge to improve processes and products for industry. Through public and private partnerships and economic development efforts, the university helps to grow new business ventures that fuel the economy.


A strong applied research program is the very core of the technological research university, generating the advances that fuel a knowledge-based economy. NJIT's research programs have grown exponentially, to the funding of more than $75 million today. The university conducts cutting-edge applied research through multidisciplinary centers of excellence and specialized high tech labs as well as and partnerships with industry to develop commercially promising new technologies. We invite you to read more about us, view our mission statement, and visit our office.

Economic Development

NJIT is committed to economic development for Newark, New Jersey, and the region. The university operates several outreach centers that provide direct technical assistance to the state's businesses with the goal of helping small and medium-sized companies become more productive, profitable, and globally competitive. NJIT is also the home of New Jersey's oldest and largest incubator facility and was one of the first institutions in the nation to adopt economic development as a fourth mission element, together with instruction, research and community service.