School of Engineering Research Centers

NEES: Center for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
CEES is a multi-disciplinary research center that provides internal and external researchers a state-of-the-art facility to conduct analytical, experimental, analytical-experimental, and multi-disciplinary research within, and outside, earthquake engineering.
CeFPaC conducts research in flow physics, prediction, modeling, and control. The center focuses on a combination of basic research aimed at verifying or developing theories for fluid dynamic behavior, and the application of these theories towards controlling flows.
CITE: Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment
The Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment (CITE)'s vision is to become a national and international leader in research, education, outreach, and technology transfer in the areas of infrastructure, transportation, and their linkages to the environment.
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MOVE's mission is to pursue cutting-edge research to better understand fundamental phenomena, leading to technical solutions and new directions in the development of high-speed VTOL, e-VTOL as well as classical VTOL aircraft technologies; attract the very best students to vertical lift and produce MS and PhD graduates who will be future leaders in the vertical lift technical community; and collaborate with Rensselaer researchers, government, industry and other academic institutions towards the advancement of vertical lift.

The interdisciplinary center, named CURENT (Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks), brings together a consortium of academia, industry, and national laboratories to tackle the grand challenge of enabling a more intelligent, resilient electrical grid that accepts more renewable energy sources. CURENT is jointly funded by NSF and the U.S. Department of Energy. It is the first ERC dedicated to power system transmission.
Linac: The Gaerttner Laboratory
The Gaerttner Linear Accelerator (LINAC) Center is one of two unique facilities available in the Nuclear Engineering program at RPI and has been engaged in active research continuously for over 50 years. Current areas of research at the LINAC include thermal reactor physics, photoneutron reactions, neutron cross sections, radiation effects in electronics, and production of medical isotopes. This laboratory has well served government and industry in numerous applications where it has provided a unique and highly intense radiation environment.
LESA: Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications
Through a fusion of advanced light sources, sensors and integrated control systems, the Center will create revolutionary, intelligent “Lighting Systems that Think” to promote improved health, productivity, and well-being, while delivering greater energy savings.