Laboratories and Groups

Aerospace, robotics engineering, nanomedicine, fluid mechanicsthese are just a few of the specialties at more than 20 labs and research groups at the School of Engineering. Learn with the esteemed faculty who run the labs and use state-of-the-art equipment as you pursue your research interests and explore the curriculum at the School of Engineering.

Below is a list of a portion of the school's labs and research groups. Department web pages include a fuller list of labs within disciplines. Aerospace, robotics engineering, nanomedicine, fluid mechanicsthese are just a few of the specialties at more than 20 labs and research groups at the School of Engineering. Learn with the esteemed faculty who run the labs and use state-of-the-art equipment as you pursue your research interests and explore the curriculum at the School of Engineering.

3Glycan Engineering Laboratory (CBE)

3GEL research interests are guided by the principles of sustainable engineering that facilitate conversion of raw materials into value-added products. Nature is an ideal “sustaineer” (sustainable+engineer) that provides inspiration and solutions to the modern day engineer’s dilemma. This lab is interested in leveraging the scientific and engineering principles underlying the sustainable utilization of renewable glycans or carbohydrates for energy, food, health, and advanced materials related applications.

Advanced Polymer Center (MSE)


The AMIPP Advanced Polymer Center's research is aimed at developing structural materials and functional materials from the novel morphologies available via immiscible polymer processing and at combining nanoscale particles and fibers with nanoscale morphologies achievable through advanced melt process methods. Five major project/product areas of development are listed below with current projects.

Applied Fluids Laboratory (MAE)


The Applied Fluids Laboratory conducts research in experimental thermal and fluid sciences, aircraft fire safety, sprays, microfluidics, flow diagnostics, turbulence, combustion, multi-medium (Air/Water) unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles, and energy. 

The Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory (BREL) (BME)

The BREL is specifically interested in topics of neuro-rehabilitation and motor control. Major projects within the lab investigate novel tools for the rehabilitation of chronic stroke, cerebral palsy, and spinal cord injury victims, as well as characterization of aspects of manual and pedal motor control in normal and afflicted subjects.  

BioMEMS and Microfluidics Laboratory (BME)

The BioMEMS and Microfluidics Laboratory integrates various engineering disciplines with biological and medical applications, creating a highly technical and thoroughly collaborative biomedical engineering environment. The lab's main focus is in the development of microfluidic devices for point of care clinical diagnostics and health management. This research combines analytical and numerical modeling of microscale phenomena with device design, fabrication, and testing of microfluidic components in an adaptive and iterative process for device optimization. 

Computational Hybrid Soft Materials Laboratory (CBE)

TOC_surface_rec.pngThe objective of the Computational Hybrid Soft Materials Laboratory's research program is to develop computational methodologies to enable the design, conception and prediction of novel materials with controllable kinetics and thermodynamics, which can be used to guide the design of experimental systems for applicatons in drug delivery, medicine, sensing, sustainability and energy. 

Computational Modeling of Biomedical and Multiphase Flows (MAE)

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The Computational Modeling of Biomedical and Multiphase Flows is composed of researchers interested in general areas of Computational Fluid Dynamics, Biofluid Mechanics, Micro and Nanofluid Mechanics, Multiphase Flows, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Multiscale Modeling and High-Performance Computation. 

Corning Glass Laboratory (MSE)

Corning_NR14MSE6723.JPGThe Corning Glass Science and Engineering Laboratory is a facility funded in large part by a grant from Corning Incorporated and established to provide a resource for basic and applied research in glass science and engineering, and to provide an interdisciplinary facility for undergraduate and graduate instruction in glass processing. 

Data Analysis and Information Security (DAISY) Laboratory (ECE)

The DAISY Laboratory focuses on both addressing the problems in information security, system privacy, and data integrity using statistical approaches and machine learining, as well as building test beds to facilitate research in these areas.   

Emil Buehler Aerospace Laboratory (MAE)


The new Emil Buehler Aerospace Laboratory is a two-story testing space for drones and aerospace projects. The School of Engineering has a number of faculty advancing drone-related research.


Engineering Robotics Laboratory (MAE)


The Robotics Lab provides space and infrastructure for research and development for enhanced systems ultimately impacting manufacturing, agriculture, elder assistance, home automation, vehicle automation, and more. 

Environmental Engineering Biochemical Process Lab and Water Chemistry Research Labs (CEE)


The Environmental Engineering Biochemical Process Lab and Water Chemistry Research Labs 

Gormley Lab - Bioinspired Nanomaterials (BME)


Research in the Gormley Lab ranges from fundamental studies in self-assembly of nanomaterials to translational nanomedicine.  

High Resolution Microscopy Core (BME)


Located in the Biomedical Engineering building, the High Resolution Microscopy Core is a full-service facility providing personalized assistance on all aspects of imaging, including sample preparation, training on microscope usage, and assistance with image data analysis. The Core's mission is to enable scientists from all disciplines to gather data and images in order to complete their research.  

Interfacial Molecular Science Laboratory (MSE)


The Interfacial Molecular Science Laboratory conducts reseach in molecular dynamics simulations, glass surfaces, nanoconfined materials, and water/glass interactions.

Information, Networks, and Signal Processing Research (INSPIRE) Laboratory (ECE)


Research conducted at the INSPIRE Laboratory provides mathematical understanding of and theoretically optimal, computationally efficient, and algorithmically robust solutions for some of the most pressing problems arising in information processingan umbrella term that subsumes mathematical signal processing, high-dimensional statistics and machinelearning and networked systems, such as (online) social networks, wireless sensor networks, communication networks, multiagent systems, and brain networks. 

Laboratory for Energy Smart Systems (ISE)

Laboratory for Energy Smart Systems (LESS) is a multidisciplinary research center that brings together seasoned academic and industry experts in distributed energy resources and demand side management. LESS works with public agencies, private industry, and communities to build sustainable and resilient energy solutions and smart communities, primarily by using technology and predictive and optimization analytics. Our team also works with the energy sector to develop value-based metrics and practices that will help measure energy efficiency, not only in terms of savings in costs and reductions in carbon footprints, but also increased productivity and performance. 

Manufacturing Pilot Laboratory

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The Manufacturing Pilot Laboratory provides a unique space dedicated to the assembly, testing, and modification of project prototypes. Advancements in rapid prototyping, commonly known as 3D printing, have greatly accelerated in recent years, offering immediate production of conceptual ideas. Equipment in this lab allows or instant production and testing of designs and is available to industry. This space is home to the New Jersey Advanced Manufacturing Initiative.

Nanomedicine and Molecular Systems Bioengineering Laboratory (BME)

Led by Professor Charles Roth, the Nanomedicine and Molecular Systems Bioengineering Lab utilizes engineering tools and paradigms to advance novel therapeutic approaches to challenging conditions. A major focus of the group is on development and applications of nanomedicine. Current work advances the development of nanostructured hydrogels for controlled drug release in wound settings and aerosolization of drug-containing nanoparticles for lung delivery to treat cystic fibrosis infections. The lab also integrates modeling into the projects.       

Pierce Lab (BME)


The Pierce Lab develops optical imaging systems for diagnosis and management of cancer and other diseases. 

Rutgers Human-Computer Interaction and Security Engineering Lab (ECE)

The Human-Computer Interaction and Security Engineering Lab's research focuses on the science of secuirty, the security and usability of authentication methods, and the psychological factors contributing to users' security decisions. Their interdisciplinary approach combines research and expertise from multiple disciplines (e.g. psychology, statistics, electrical engineering, and computer science) to make novel contributions to the HCI and security engineering fields. 

Rutgers Infrastructure Monitoring Evalution (RISE) Group (CEE)


RISE group is a multi-modal transportation infrastructure research and education partnership focusing on the structural health monitoring, advanced concrete and innovative materials, traffic and transportation analysis, life cycle cost analysis, impact of overweight trucks on infrastructure, reliability-based code calibration, computer-aided modeling and analysis, etc. 

Rutgers Infrastructure Sensing and Data Engineering (RISE) Research Group (CEE)

RISE.pngRISE researchers are dedicated to developing computational methods that can contribute to building and maintaining a resilient and sustainable built environment. The overall theme of the research lies in the field of Sensing, Machine Learning, Cyber-Physical Systems, Data Analytics, and Large-Scale Visualization. 

Rutgers Rail Program (CEE)

The Rutgers Rail Program researchers focus on artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and automation technologies for improving rail operational safety and efficiency. 

Urban and Coastal Laboratories (CEE)


The Urban and Coastal Laboratories, consisting of fluid mechanics lab and hydro-environmental informatics lab, is dedicated to addressing water resources engineering challenges through fundamental and applied research taking the advantage of our advanced lab, field, and computational facilities.

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