Focus Areas

Focus Areas

Advancing Solutions to Global Challenges

Clarkson University is at the forefront of cutting-edge research, exploring new technologies and developing innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges. Through transdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships with industry leaders, Clarkson's research community endeavors to make a meaningful impact on society and create a better future for all.

We focus on research in four areas:

  • Advanced materials development.
  • Computational and data-enabled discovery.
  • Next-generation medicine and healthcare.

Advanced Materials Development

Our innovations in tailored material design, synthesis and modeling, functional materials and devices, sensors and sensing systems, drug management and diagnostic tools and material sourcing and supply chains improve quality of life, accelerate technology performance and ensure sustainable management practices.

Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP)

Computational and Data-Enabled Discovery

Clarkson researchers cut across disciplines to understand the associations within complex multimodal data sets from countless sources and settings, ranging from modern sensor technologies to computational-rich engineering to social media analytics. Clarkson's strengths in dynamical systems lead to innovations learned from data, sensors and controls, business intelligence and financial technology and artificial intelligence.

Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR)

Healthy Global Solutions

Clarkson's innovative research teams collaborate with the goal of reducing public health threats, ranging from environmental contamination to lack of medical care. We develop energy policies and technologies that lead to the creation of sustainable infrastructure, healthy waters, smart communities and secure societies.

Center for Air and Aquatic Resources Engineering and Sciences (CAARES)

Healthy Water Solutions

 The Center of Excellence in Healthy Water Solutions (HWS) is co-lead by Clarkson University and SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry and delivers synergistic problem-solving on the wide range of water issues impacting New York State and beyond. Leveraging collaboration across academia, industry, government, and stakeholders, our mission is to generate solutions that help protect and improve waters for sustainable natural environments, healthy populations, resilient communities, and sound economies.

NYS Center of Excellence in Healthy Water Solutions (CoE HWS)

Next-Generation Medicine and Healthcare

We engage in emerging approaches to innovative technologies for preventing, detecting and treating disease, including therapeutic strategies and approaches that change how we make economic, entrepreneurial, social and ethical decisions. Close affiliations with organizations like the renowned Trudeau Institute and Mount Sinai Hospital put Clarkson at the forefront to lead new healthcare innovation, management and access.

Center for Rehabilitation Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST)

Make An Impact

We welcome your curiosity — from the classroom to our research labs. Learn more about the research opportunities extended to our students and how you can get involved.