Sustainability

The world is facing serious challenges due to global warming and other environmental threats.

With sea levels rising and natural habitats being destroyed, scientists must find ways to meet the needs of the Earth’s current inhabitants without compromising the well-being of future generations.


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NYU Tandon researchers are addressing the complex issues involved — exploring renewable fuel sources, helping reduce carbon emissions, making our power grids more efficient, and finding innovative ways of keeping the world’s ecosystems in balance.

Academic Programs

Civil engineering includes everything from the design and construction of buildings, bridges, and roads to securing our water resources and preparing for pressing environmental and social challenges.
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From the subway systems beneath our cities to the HD televisions on our walls, innovations by electrical engineers touch every aspect of modern life, but new challenges await the electrical engineers of tomorrow.
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Half of the world’s population today lives in cities — a number predicted to increase rapidly. With decreasing natural resources, sustainable urban growth is an increasingly important area of study and action.
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Civil engineers improve existing infrastructure systems and design projects that answer the new challenges raised by modern society. Our flexible master's program trains you to join the ranks.
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At the School of Engineering our Environmental Engineering program has an urban environmental systems emphasis with a unique concentration in many challenges that New York City and major cities of the world face.
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The master's in Environmental Science from Tandon provides a strong foundation in the fundamental sciences as well as regulatory environment issues that govern human-natural environmental interactions.
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Professionals in the transportation industry fill the classrooms of the master's in Transportation Management program. Join them and our distinguished faculty as you achieve a greater understanding of the issues facing transportation management.
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Graduates of the master's program in Transportation Planning and Engineering join the ranks of one of the oldest networks of transportation engineering alumni in the United States.
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Growing and established cities are continually meeting new infrastructure needs and maintaining older systems, such as highways, bridges, and airports. Tandon's Ph.D. in Civil Engineering program produces graduates dedicated to enriching the field.
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Individuals interested in the highest calling for the pursuit of knowledge in the science of transportation systems should consider the Ph.D. program in Transportation Planning and Engineering.
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Research Centers and Labs

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Connected Cities for Smart Mobility toward Accessible and Resilient Transportation (C2SMART)

C2SMART is a U.S. Department of Transportation Tier 1 University Transportation Center for research, education, workforce development, and technology transfer activities. Rather than just focusing on developing technologies to make a city smarter, C2SMART is dedicated to a related critical step: how to connect these disparate technologies with cities of different population and infrastructure scales and different systems of systems.

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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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Power Lab

Unique in New York City, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a complete program in electrical power systems. Research areas include: Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Electric Machines, Electric Drives, Power Electronics, Electromagnetic Propulsion and Design, Distributed Generation, and Smart Grid.

Silverman Laboratory

The Silverman Laboratory conducts research to understand and design sustainable and appropriate ...


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Urban Future Lab

Urban Future Lab (UFL) is the center of cleantech innovation in New York. We connect people, capital, and purpose to advance market-ready solutions to address climate change. UFL is part of our the NYU Tandon Future Labs, a network of business incubators and accelerators that support early-stage ventures in New York City.

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Urban Intelligence Lab

We are focused on creating new data-driven methodologies to observe, model, and analyze the urban environment. Our work is grounded in solving real-world problems and providing decision-makers with a comprehensive understanding of the relationships between physical infrastructure systems, natural systems, and human systems.

Traffic Engineering

Urban Mobility and ITS Systems Laboratory

It combines a series of new concepts, technologies and services to integrate information, vehicles and transportation infrastructure to increase mobility, safety and comfort, and reduce energy waste and pollution.