2000s

Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Building
Bragg Bridge
Abrams M1A1 tank crosses a Rutgers all-polymer bridge at Fort Bragg, NC.
CAIT RABIT™
RABIT™ is the first fully automated robotic system that simultaneously gathers a wide range of data, automates data collection and deploys multiple nondestructive technologies. The robot can interpret and provide a three-dimensional image of the concrete bridge deck and assess bridge conditions, bridge health, and bridge performance.
  • 2005: Department of Ceramic and Materials Engineering becomes the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

  • 2007: The new state-of-the-art, 80,000-square-foot Biomedical Engineering Building is dedicated. The building features specialized laboratories for genomics and proteomics, stem cell and tissue engineering, advanced microscopy, biomedical imaging, microfabrication, and animal study. 

  • 2008:  Rutgers’ Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) leads a $25.5 million federal project to monitor bridge and elevated roadway performance, and to guide state and federal agencies in optimizing the use of funds for upgrades and repairs.

  • 2009: Thomas N. Farris appointed seventh dean.

  • 2011: Bridges made of Rutgers University licensed recycled plastic lumber make R&D Magazine’s list of the year’s top 100 technologically significant products. Tom Nosker, principal investigator with Rutgers’ Advanced Polymer Center, affiliated with the School of Engineering's Department of Materials Science and Engineering, worked closely with Richard Lampo, a materials engineer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and James Kerstein, President of Axion International. 

  • 2013:  Rutgers’ Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation receives $2.83 million annually for at least two years from the United States Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration under the University Transportation Center program.

  • 2014: The School of Engineering celebrates 150th anniversary.

  • The RABIT™ bridge deck assessment tool, developed in collaboration between the Federal Highway Administration and Rutgers' Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation under the Long-Term Bridge Performance Program, is awarded the 2014 Charles Pankow Award for Innovation by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). 

  • Rutgers Board of Governors approves A Strategic Plan for the New Rutgers which includes planning and design of the Rutgers Engineering Gateway Building.