Engineers are used to understanding complex systems, and few systems are more complex than the human body.

Tandon researchers work at the intersection of engineering, healthcare, and the life sciences to discover powerful new treatments and medical devices, develop methods to deliver care to underserved communities, create assistive technology to increase accessibility and livability for all, and find ways to make the world’s population a healthier one.


From envisioning the wireless operating room of the future, to creating nano-scale “labs-on-a-chip” and biosensors, to engineering biomaterials that can efficiently and accurately deliver drug therapy to targeted cells — NYU Tandon is doing research that saves lives and opening up new frontiers in biomedicine.

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Research Centers & Groups

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Applied Dynamics and Optimization Laboratory

Our 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 and machinery) and biological systems (e.g., humans and animals).

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Applied Micro-Bioengineering Laboratory

Taking advantage of state-of-art nanotechnologies and fabricating fascinating functional biomaterials and integrated biosystems, we can address numerous important problems in fundamental biology as well as clinical applications in disease diagnosis and treatment.

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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.

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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.

Transportation Planning
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Hybrid Nanomaterials Laboratory

Our research investigates the transport phenomena in new and novel classes of nanostructured hybrid materials that have promise for optoelectronic and thermoelectric energy conversion. Our group has expertise in colloidal synthesis, advanced characterization, and device implementation of such materials.

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Institute for Engineered Interfaces Laboratories

The new Institute for Engineered Interfaces (IEI) Laboratories will promote a cross-disciplinary approach to research. Faculty members from the NYU Tandon 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 focusing on colloids and membranes, sensors and diagnostics, and organic/inorganic interfaces.

Bioinformatics DNA
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Laboratory for Biomechanics, Mechanobiology & Regenerative Medicine

We study the interactions between mechanobiological cues and musculoskeletal systems with the long-term goal of developing novel biophysical, pharmaceutical, and stem cell-based interventions to improve musculoskeletal health.

Mechatronics and Robotics
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Mechatronics Laboratory

The Mechatronics Lab is a synergistic integration of mechanical engineering, control theory, computer science, and electronics to manage complexity, uncertainty, and communication in engineered systems.

montclare lab
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Montclare Lab for Protein Engineering and Design

We focus on engineering macromolecules. We aim to predictably design or engineer artificial therapeutics, biocatalysts, scaffolds and cells.

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NYU Ability Project

The ABILITY Project is an interdisciplinary initiative dedicated to the study of disability and the development of accessible, assistive and rehab technologies. We work to foster collaboration between engineers, designers, educators, speech and occupational therapists, and individuals with disabilities.

clean room
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NYU NanoFab Cleanroom

Home to world-class micro- and nanofabrication and metrology tools, which meet or exceed the demands of academic and industry users alike. With over ~ 2000 sq. ft. of Class 1000 space, the NanoFab is appropriately equipped to meet the present and future demands for device fabrication.

Electric Atoms
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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.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
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Particles, Interface, and Fluids Lab

The Particles, Interface & Fluids Lab focuses on understanding and controlling systems inspired by biological or industrial situations in which particles, interfaces, and fluids exhibit complex behaviors due to simple physical interactions between constituents.

Video Lab

Research activities in the Video Lab deal with how to encode and ...

Biomolecular Science, BS

Scientists working at the interface between biology and chemistry create big changes while working on the cellular and molecular level.
On Campus

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, BS

As a chemical and biomolecular engineer, you'll become part of a field that has contributed to the development of virtually every material common to modern life and emerging technologies.
On Campus

Bioinformatics, MS Online

A 30 credit, 10 course fully online master’s degree. Explore how our curriculum will provide you the background needed in Translational or Laboratory Sciences.

Biomedical Engineering, MS

Biomedical engineering, a multi-disciplinary field, is behind some of the most important medical breakthroughs today, and has significantly contributed to improved health care and quality of life.
On Campus

Biotechnology, MS

Biotechnology is a swiftly growing industry. From the food grown at our farms to the medicine we buy and the ways we clean up the environment, biotechnology affects many facets of our daily lives.
On Campus

Chemical Engineering, MS

Chemical engineering is a rapidly expanding field requiring interdisciplinary engineers educated in both the molecular and medical sciences, who will find a way to develop and implement discoveries on a large scale.
On Campus

Chemical Engineering, Ph.D.

The PhD in Chemical Engineering program at the School of Engineering prepares you to be interdisciplinary engineers who develop and implement groundbreaking discoveries on a large scale.
On Campus

Materials Chemistry, Ph.D.

In today’s complex industrial world, the strict divisions between chemistry, biology, and engineering no longer hold. Now more than ever, we need scientists who can navigate easily across these boundaries.
On Campus