Educational and Technical Resources
Simon School of Business Administration, University of Rochester
University of Rochester Centers and Institutes
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Rochester Institute of Technology
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Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center
Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center (STC) is managed and supported by the College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering of the University of Albany. STC's mission is to promote statewide, technology-led economic development through world-class smart systems' innovation.
Monroe Community College
MCC Corporate College
University of Rochester Centers and Institutes
Laboratory for Laser Energetics
The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology. The Rochester area has a history of innovation and provides a unique setting for LLE within a technologically sophisticated community. Established in 1970 as a center for the investigation of the interaction of intense radiation with matter, the Laboratory has the five-fold mission
A. To conduct implosion experiments and basic physics experiments in support of the National Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) program.
B. To develop new laser and materials technologies.
C. To provide graduate and undergraduate education in electro-optics, high-power lasers, high-energy-density physics, plasma physics, and nuclear fusion technology.
D. To operate the National Laser User's Facility.
E. To conduct research and development in advanced technology related to high-energy-density phenomena.
Rochester Center for Economic Research
Biomedical Science Research Centers
The list below outlines some of the university's biomedical centers. To view the full list, click here.
Aab Institute of Biomedical Sciences
The Aab Institute of Biomedical Sciences enhances the University's strong biomedical research program by creating an organizational structure and professional environment that foster outstanding interdisciplinary research. The institute structure allows scientists to focus their efforts on research by minimizing the academic and administrative responsibilities that often distract academic scientists. Researchers within the institute will benefit from close associations with colleagues within the institute and throughout the University.
Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound
The Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound at the University of Rochester was created in 1986 to unite professionals from both the medical and engineering communities. The Center provides a unique environment where professionals can join together to investigate the use of very high frequency sound waves in medical diagnosis and treatment along with other medical imaging bioeffects endeavors.
Center for Future Health
The Center for Future Health is a focused research program that develops the needed technologies for a Personal Health System. This multi-disciplinary team of physicians, health practitioners, bio-organic chemists, computer scientists, informaticists, engineers, and behavioral scientists is working towards inventing smart technology that allows consumers, in the privacy of their own homes, to maintain health, detect the onset of health problems and manage disease.
Center for Visual Science
CVS was founded in 1963 by Robert M. Boynton to bring together scientists from a variety of disciplines with the common goal of pursuing excellence in vision research. CVS consists of more than 25 research laboratories. These laboratories represent a diverse range of studies that span the development of the visual system to the interaction between visual perception and memory. Our investigators employ an equally diverse set of approaches, from molecular genetics and cellular biology to neurophysiology and psychophysics.
Sciences and Engineering
The list below describes some of the university's science and engineering research centers. To view a full list of centers, click here.
Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences
CEIS is one of 15 NYSTAR sponsored Centers for Advanced Technology (CATs) devoted to promoting economic development in the greater Rochester region and New York State. CEIS carries out its mission by developing and transferring technology to industry for commercialization and by educating the next generation of leaders in the fields of electronic imaging and microelectronics design. CEIS is one of the only 5 CATs which are enhanced or expanded to provide additional research in a specific area.
Center for Optics Manufacturing
The Center is a partnership of the American Precision Optics Manufacturers Association (APOMA), several universities (Rochester, Central Florida and Arizona) and the U.S. Army. This award-winning cooperative effort is developing real-world technology solutions that are redefining industry manufacturing capability. University scientists work with industry partners to optimize shop floor productivity, promote continuous improvement, and deliver quality. This joint effort advances technology, expands the skill base, fosters education, and maximizes the potential of the U.S. precision optics industry.
Wireless Communications and Networking Group
Our research spans many layers of the network protocol stack, from media access control (MAC) protocols to routing and transport layers and middleware for mobile systems. We develop communication and networking solutions for both sensor networks and mobile ad-hoc networks.
Center for Photoinduced Charge Transfer
The Center for Photoinduced Charge Transfer (CPCT) was founded in 1989 as one of the eleven original NSF Science and Technology Centers with a mission to pursue fundamental research in the area of photoinduced charge transfer through a unique university-industrial collaboration involving the University of Rochester, Eastman Kodak, and Xerox. Photoinduced charge transfer is the fundamental process by which light energy is converted to potential energy associated with separation of electrical charge. It is the key step in photography, xerography, solar energy conversion, and photosynthesis. The CPCT is dedicated to understanding the underlying chemistry and physics of photoinduced charge transfer processes.
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RIT Research Laboratories and Centers
Rochester Institute of Technology is home to over 50 labs and centers across more than 30 disciplines. The university's strength lies in a multidisciplinary approach to research. RIT researchers focus on primarily three key research areas that support the global challenges of our society – Imaging, Sustainability, and Bio-X. In addition, RIT has a number of other Centers of Excellence in specific research fields.
Imaging science is vital in homeland security, disaster management, and medical diagnostics. Researchers at RIT are creating technologies that will revolutionize the use of imaging applications. RIT specializes in:
- Remote Sensing
- Space Science & Astronomy
- Color Science
- Biomedical Imaging
- NanoImaging & Materials
- Printing & Graphics Media
- Vision & Visual Communications
- Preservation & Reconstruction Imaging
Key centers and labs include:
The Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science is a highly interdisciplinary University Research and Education Center, dedicated to pushing the frontiers of imaging in all its forms and uses.
The Image Permanence Institute is a recognized world leader in the development and deployment of sustainable practices for the preservation of images and cultural property.
The Munsell Color Science Laboratory is dedicated to research and education in color science.
RIT's sustainability research is developing sustainable processes that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
- Sustainable Production
- Alternative Fuels
- Energy Systems
- Pollution Prevention
- Public Policy
- NanoPower Research
- Sustainable Engineering
- Environmental Science
- Clean Energy Incubator
- Preservation & Reconstruction Imaging
- Sustainable Mobility
Key institutions and centers include:
The Golisano Institute for Sustainability was formed in 2007 following a $10 million gift from entrepreneur B. Thomas Golisano. The institute focuses on research and education in sustainable production, environmental policy, sustainable business development and alternative energy, building on more than a decade of applied research by RIT's Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies.
The Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies (CIMS) was established in 1992 with a mission to increase the competitiveness of manufacturers through applied technology and training.
Bio-X builds on RIT's core technical strengths to address biology, health-care, and medical challenges through interdisciplinary research.
- Cardiovascular & Respiratory
- Access Technology
- Infectious Diseases
- Biomedical Imaging
- Environmental & Conservation Science
- Health Informatics
- Efficient Hospital Care
A key center includes:
The Center for Bioscience Education and Technology (CBET) is the Rochester region's hub for customized workforce training and professional-development services in the biosciences.
RIT Centers of Excellence
RIT is home to other multidisciplinary centers of excellence that compliment RIT's core research capabilities.
The Albert J. Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (established in 2007) enhances earlier Entrepreneurship activities on RIT's campus, including the RIT Venture Creations Incubator.
The IT Collaboratory is an RIT led research collaboration with the University at Buffalo's Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics and the NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University in nanomaterial science, microsystems, photonics, remote sensing systems, and other information technologies.
Venture Creations, RIT's business incubator, occupies 27,000 square feet adjacent to the RIT campus at 125 Tech Park Drive. The incubator supports the creation of business opportunities based on RIT's core competencies. Venture Creations also fosters experiential learning in entrepreneurship among RIT's students and faculty.
Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center (STC)
Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center is a 20,000-square-foot, Class 100 MEMS foundry that provides a vertically integrated "one-stop-shop" for smart systems' device development and process manufacturing. Complex MEMS design, fabrication, packaging and test services offer a comprehensive commercialization resource, reducing cost while accelerating time to market.