Recognized Research


As our professors and students make research breakthroughs, win awards, and launch initiatives, each day seems to bring more exciting news to Tandon.

Supported by the recommendations of Professor Ted Rappaport and drawing upon research done at our multidisciplinary center NYU WIRELESS, the FCC voted affirmatively on the historic Spectrum Frontier Proceeding (SFP), aimed at freeing up unprecedented amounts of and width for the fifth generation (5G) of wireless communication.


Cementing NYU Tandon’s reputation as a world leader in the vital field of hardware security, researchers recently uncovered grave risks in the fast-growing business of additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D printing, and proposed recommendations for remedying the problem.


Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Claudio Silva garnered multiple National Science Foundation grants to further his research on cyber-physical systems to address urban noise, the visualization of earth and space data, optimizing virtual environments, and more.


CSAW, already the world’s largest student-run cyber security event, recently expanded to NYU Abu Dhabi and the Indian Institute of technology, Kanpur, enabling finalists from India, the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States to compete simultaneously.


Frontier Research Labs

Walk down any hallway at Tandon, and the atmosphere of intellectual curiosity, academic focus, and goal-oriented drive is evident — nowhere more so than at some of our newest and most exciting labs and facilities.

The gleaming bi-level, 10,000-square-foot MakerSpace, which is home to dozens
of cutting-edge tools that will enable students from across the university to go from product idea to working prototype, including 3D printers, laser cutters, vacuum formers, soldering stations, a micro-computed tomography unit that can non-destructively image the internal structure of objects on an exceptionally fine scale, a plastic injection machine for mass manufacturing, an electro-dynamic shaker that tests a product or model under varying conditions, and more.

The Governance Lab, whose mission is to harness the increased availability
and use of data; leverage the capacity, intelligence, and expertise of people in the problem-solving process; and deploy new advances in technology and science in order to transform institutions and address pressing public issues.

The Flow Chemistry with Microsystems Laboratory, overseen by Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and NSF CAREER Award laureate Ryan Hartman, whose research employs continuous-flow micro-reactors, which streamline the chemical reaction and purification process and allow for the development of theoretical models that present enormous value in the pharmaceutical industry, energy sector, and elsewhere.

The Particles, Interface & Fluids (PIF) Lab, overseen by Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Emilie Dressaire, whose aim is to understand and control systems in which particles, interfaces and fluids exhibit complex behaviors due to simple physical interactions between constituents — research with great practical application in the areas of water filtration, personal-care products, and hemodynamics.