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

Architecture and Design

Computing, Business, Mathematics, and Telecommunications

Sustainable Systems and the Environment

Materials Science and Manufacturing


Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Solar-Terrestrial Physics

  • Center for Solar Terrestrial Research: Solar optical astronomy, solar radiophysics, terrestrial science.

    The Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research (CSTR) at NJIT is an international leader in ground- and space-based solar and terrestrial physics, with interest in understanding the effects of the Sun on the geospace environment.  CSTR operates the Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) and Owens Valley Solar Array (OVSA) in CA, the Jeffer Observatory at Jenny Jump State Forrest in NJ, and the Automated Geophysical Observatories (AGOs) distributed across the Antarctic iceshelf.  The Center also manages a large number of instruments at South Pole Station, McMurdo Station, across South America, and across the United States. CSTR is also a PI organization in the NASA Van Allen Probes mission and houses the Space Weather Research Laboratory (SWRL), which does scientific research in the area of space weather with the mission to understand and forecast the magnetic activity of the Sun and its potential influence on Earth. Such instrumentation and data resources enable scientific studies spanning from the Sun’s surface, into the Sun’s extended atmosphere, and onwards into the Earth’s atmosphere.