Research with Impact

That's the Power of My i²e

NYU-Poly's faculty is transforming research into advanced applications with strong commercial viability. Watch video profiles of our success stories.

Biochemistry
Bioinformatics and Diagnostics
Cybersecurity
Physics and Biosensing
Wireless Communication

Biochemistry

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Professor is using nature’s chemistry and polymer science as a blueprint to create bio-diesel from fuel-latent plastic. His company, Synthezime, Inc., is answering the global call to solve the looming energy crisis.

Bioinformatics and Diagnostics

Professor Kalle Levon is using organic electronics to create a method for early cancer detection with the company BKM Diagnostics. Professor Levon explains how organic electronics can be used in a variety of applications — from painting surfaces with biosensors to enabling at-home diagnostic tools to wirelessly send data to hospitals for analysis.

Cybersecurity

Firewalls, spam filters, and antivirus protection are reliable ways to keep network assets (hard drives, servers, software, etc.) safe from bugs and cyber-criminals, but they’re certainly not failsafe.Nasir Memon’s company, Vivic Networks, is helping administrators recognize when the stealthiest of intruders has comprised their network.

Physics and Biosensing

Professor Stephen Arnold has developed a prototype for a biosensor that detects viruses and other infectious agents in real-time. Instant detection of a viral or toxic infection is a perennial healthcare need — and a yet-to-be realized clinical dream — that is increasingly important in an age that faces pandemics and bioterrorism threats.

Wireless Communication

With help from Associate Professor Elza Erkip, the question “Can you hear me now?” will suffer the fate of the first brick-size cell phones. Dr. Erkip is working on a way to boost the signal on an individual’s mobile device by tapping into the collective power of surrounding smartphones, laptops, and other wireless devices.