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Research Centers

Nationally Recognized Research Centers

As a leading public research university and a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, Rutgers values research as a key tool in education and discovery. The School of Engineering’s world-renowned research centers foster advancements in technology, industry, and society. 

Solving real-world transportation problems.

Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) tackles some of the country’s most pressing infrastructure challenges, especially those that are endemic in high-volume multimodal corridors like the Northeast. A USDOT-designated University Transportation Center (UTC) since 1998, research focuses on preserving, rehabilitating, and improving infrastructure; boosting network resilience; reducing life-cycle costs; and increasing mobility and safety. 

CCOMC conducts research in a broad area of ceramic and particulate science, engineering and technology to develop the fundamental understanding required to realize the potential of advanced ceramic and composite materials in emerging applications.

This National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Engineering Research Center (ERC), which brings together a cross-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists from four major universities including Purdue University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, and Rutgers, works closely with industry leaders and the FDA to improve the way pharmaceuticals, foods and agriculture products are manufactured. 

WINLAB was founded at Rutgers in 1989. A collaborative industry and university research center, its mission is to advance the development of wireless networking technology by combing the resources of government, industry and academia. The center’s educational mission is to train the next generation of wireless technologists via graduate research programs that are relevant to industry.