Green energy, green chemistry, green manufacturing — we're engineering a more sustainable world.
With sea levels rising and natural habitats being destroyed, scientists are finding ways to meet the needs of the Earth’s current inhabitants without compromising the well-being of future generations.
Our energy needs are only growing, and traditional energy methods are fueling the fires of climate change. Clean energy is the future, and clean energy is Tandon-made. Our researchers are reimagining chemical manufacturing to strip out the "dirty" energy behind it, developing solar cells that are more reliable and more efficient than ever before, and envisioning the future of cities where the lights are kept on by clean, renewable power.
When natural disasters strike, our infrastructure needs to be ready. Tandon researchers are studying how we prepare for the worst. They’re researching how flooding in urban environments like New York City can be brought under control, how the power grid reacts when it’s put under pressure, and how cities can use AI to respond to disasters without falling into society-wide biases about groups of victims.
Chemical manufacturing currently consumes roughly 10% of the world’s energy demand, mostly in the form of fossil fuel-generated heat for thermochemical reactions. Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Miquel Modestino’s research is advancing organic electrosynthesis — which relies on electricity, not heat, to drive reactions — and which can be generated by solar, wind, or other renewable means, thereby reducing carbon emissions compared to current methods for thermochemical reactions, which rely on petroleum or coal.
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Francisco DeLeon works on power - how it is created, how it is stored, and how it is delivered to those who need it. His work centers on transient and steady-state analyses of power systems, the analysis of power definitions under different conditions, the efficiency of cables and transformers, and the calculation of electromagnetic and thermal fields applied to machine design and modeling. He is a member of the NYU Power Lab and the Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications (CATT).
Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP)
Connected Cities for Smart Mobility toward Accessible and Resilient Transportation (C2SMART)
International Center for Enterprise Preparedness (INTERCEP)
Multifunctional Material Systems Laboratory
Transformative Materials and Devices Lab
Urban Future Lab
Urban Intelligence Lab
Urban Mobility and ITS Systems Laboratory