Labs and Groups

Applied Dynamics and Optimization Laboratory

The areas of expertise of the Applied Dynamics and Optimization Laboratory include dynamic modeling, optimization, motion generation, and control of multibody systems. The lab's main interest is to analyze the motion and the mechanics of moving systems, to develop the way the systems are designed and controlled, and to realize the physical concepts in the real world. This includes both mechanical (e.g., robots, construction machinery, mechanism components) and biological systems (e.g., humans, animals, insects).

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Bio-interfacial Engineering and Diagnostics Group

The Bio-interfacial Engineering and Diagnostics Group’s research focuses on quantitative characterization of biomolecular interactions, with technological connections to diagnostics for medical and fundamental biology applications. The group seeks to dissect the fundamental equilibrium and kinetic aspects of biomolecular reactions at surfaces and in solution, elucidate the role played by the molecular organization, and apply this understanding to advance bioanalytical technologies.

The mostly experimental group has expertise in surface biomodification and characterization methods including electrochemical techniques, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, ellipsometry, neutron and X-ray reflectivity, infrared spectroscopy, and imaging/optical techniques.

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Control and Network Lab (CAN)

Dr. Jiang's laboratory mainly focuses on the development of fundamental principles and tools for the stability analysis and control of nonlinear dynamical networks, with applications to information, mechanical and biological systems. Funded research activities range from mathematical control theory to engineering applications such as nonlinear ship control, chaos synchronization and control, Internet congestion control, target detection, image fusion, power and energy systems, systems physiology, and bioreactors.

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Dynamical Systems Laboratory

The Dynamical Systems Laboratory conducts fundamental research in the broad field of modeling and control of complex systems with specialized expertise in multiphysics modeling and marine applications of advanced/multifunctional materials. Activities span applied mathematics, design and fabrication of novel hardware, and advanced computation and experimentation.

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Game Innovation Lab

The Game Innovation Lab brings together faculty and students from the School of Engineering and the greater NYU community doing research focused on games as an innovation challenge. The Lab's emphasis is on the technical/engineering/science side of games and simulations. Sample projects include user interface innovation (sensor-based tracking, multi-touch), network and video quality research, and research on games for learning. 

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High-Speed Networking Lab

The focus of the High-Speed Networking Laboratory (HSNL) at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering is to conduct research and provide education to address the challenging problems that high-speed networking and high-performance computing are facing today. The lab’s research concentrates on developing solutions in the areas of switching and routing, network security, data center, and chip multiprocessor (CMP) with custom VLSI (Very Large Scale Integrated) chips, and FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) chips. The research is sponsored by governmental agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), U.S. Army CERDEC, and the Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications and Distributed Information Systems (CATT).

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Institute for Engineered Interfaces

The IEI serves as a meeting place for teams of scientists, engineers and medical professionals, working together to solve critical still open problems.
The IEI serves as hub for interdisciplinary research, where new technologies are developed, and brought to market. Faculty members from the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, the Center of Soft Matter Physics, the molecular Design Institute, as well as the medical and dental schools, work together in the IEI on joint projects, sharing laboratories and characterization tools.

The IEI plays a major role in developing cutting-edge research, education, and training programs, emphasizing interface-related problems. The IEI aims at creating a new breed of engineers by immersing students in a scientifically diverse environment to hone technical, entrepreneurial, communication, leadership and teamwork skills.

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Information Systems and Internet Security (ISIS) Lab

The ISIS lab is an NSF-funded lab and an NSA-designated Center of Excellence that provides focus for multidisciplinary research and hands-on education in emerging areas of information security. Current research areas include computer and network security, digital forensics, hardware for secure systems, digital watermarking and steganography.

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Integrated Information Systems Laboratory

The Integrated Information Systems Laboratory performs research in the areas of wireless communications, information theory and communication theory. Projects conducted with affiliated faculty and students include Cooperative Communications, Joint Source and Channel Coding for Wireless Networks, Information Theoretic Security, Power Efficient Multimedia Communications, and Single Carrier FDMA.

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MicroParticle PhotoPhysics Laboratory for BioPhotonics

The MicroParticle PhotoPhysics Lab is involved in inventing cutting edge photonic techniques for detecting individual virus particles. It has recently detected single Influenza A virus in vitro, and is pushing its patented Whispering Gallery Mode Biosensor to higher sensitivity in order to detect single HIV virions. By mentoring students from physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, and electrical engineering departments, its interdisciplinary fusion forms a unique platform attacking current technological challenges.

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Mijović Research Group

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Organic Electronics Laboratory

The fundamental properties of electrically conducting polymers pave the way for modern applications. The Organic Electronics Lab maintains its interest in the solution and solid properties for electroactive macromolecules. The novel applications include solar cells and health diagnostics.

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Power and Power Electronics Engineering

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Shahrjerdi Nanoelectronics Research Lab

The focus of our research is in the areas of flexible electronics and solid-state nanoelectronics. Our aim is to create innovative devices to enable new functionalities and/or enhance performance. We study and engineer the optical and electrical properties of electronic materials such as semiconductor nanowires, compound semiconductors, graphene and other emerging 2D materials, often at extreme physical limits.

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Video Lab

Research activities in the Video Lab deal with how to encode and distribute video among a large number of users with diverse network access links, computing power, and energy resources. Another focus area is in biomedical image processing and distribution. The lab collaborates extensively with other faculty members and graduate students in wireless communication and networking at the School of Engineering, and with medical schools in the surrounding area.

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