Research Centers and Specialized Labs

NJIT's research enterprise focuses on basic, applied and translational research through four research clusters:

  • Life Sciences and Engineering
  • Sustainable Systems
  • Data Science and Information Technology
  • Transdisciplinary Areas

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.

Research Centers in Life Sciences and Engineering


Research Laboratories in Life Sciences and Engineering

Research Centers on Sustainable Systems and Manufacturing

Research Laboratories on Sustainable Systems and Manufacturing

Research Centers in Data Science and Information Technologies

  • Center for Big Data:  The mission of the Center for Big Data at NJIT is to synergize the strong expertise in various disciplines across the NJIT campus and build a unified platform that embodies a rich set of big data enabling technologies and services with optimized performance to facilitate research collaboration and scientific discovery.:  

  • Center for Computational Heliophysics:  The Center focuses on new innovative approaches, including development of intelligent databases, automatic feature identification and classification, realistic numeric simulations based on first physics principles, and observational data modeling.

  • Center for Solar Terrestrial ResearchSolar 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.

  • Center for Wireless Information Processing: Multi-carrier systems, Turbo Coding techniques, ultra-wideband communications, MIMO systems.
  • The NJIT Cybersecurity Research Center seeks to address ongoing and long-term future needs to research new methods for understanding how these systems can be compromised and fail, how to design cyber systems so they are secure, and how to improve or fix the cyber infrastructure that has already been deployed. Current areas of investigation to address these challenges include developing and applying new approaches to practical encryption, securing cloud computing services, privacy technologies, improved software engineering techniques, better data encoding and communication protocols, human factors research and so on.
  • Leir Center for Financial Bubble Research: Quantitative and qualitative research to determine how a financial bubble can be identified including its stages of development and what policies can best manage its impacts.
  • LIXIN-NJIT Economic Risk Early Warning Center: Methodologies of early warming for studying macroeconomic risk; industry risk identification and early warning; bank liquidity risk warning index system; bank credit risk and internal credit rating.
  • New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center: Meaningful use of electronic health records.
  • Structural Analysis of Biomedical Ontologies Center: Medical terminologies and ontologies.

Research Laboratories in Data Science and Information Technologies


Research Centers in Transdisciplinary Areas


Small Business and Entrepreneurship

  • Enterprise Development Center: EDC companies have access to NJIT facilities and can partner with researchers to help grow their business.
  • New Jersey Innovation Acceleration Center: Student, faculty and community based entrepreneurs access to training and other resources.
  • NJIT Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) provides contractual and technical assistance to small-established New Jersey businesses, who are interested in marketing their products, services to federal, state and local government agencies.  The center operates under a cost sharing cooperative agreement between Department of Defense and New Jersey Institute of Technology.

  • ManufactureNJ (MNJ): is one of several New Jersey Talent Networks each of whose focus is on the specific needs of other key industries including:  Financial Services; Health Care; Transportation, Logistics, and Distribution’ Life Sciences; Hospitality and Retail; and Technology and Entrepreneurship.

  • The Social Interaction Lab: At the Social Interaction Lab, we develop novel technologies for positive social interaction and try to understand how people use social technologies, such as social media, mobile phones, and multiplayer games, just to name a few. We are human-computer interaction (HCI) scholars and use both qualitative and quantitative research methods. We are a very diverse group and our work is inevitably interdisciplinary; drawing from psychology, communication, computer science, and design.