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Research & Innovation

Clarkson enjoys an international reputation for excellence in research and innovation.  Our world-renowned scholar-researchers tackle some of the toughest challenges facing the global community today in energy, technology, engineering, business, medicine and the environment.

While individual scholars pursue many interests, Clarkson is internationally known in five signature areas:

• advanced materials
• biotechnology
• entrepreneurship
• the environment and energy
• global supply chain management

Clarkson also strengthens and leverages its expertise through cross-disciplinary centers of excellence.

Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP)
A New York State Center for Advanced Technology. Specializations within colloid and surface science include: colloidal dispersions and processing; nanosystems; particle transport, deposition and removal; chemical-mechanical planarization; particle synthesis and properties; and thin films and coatings.

Institute for a Sustainable Environment
The Institute facilitates research and education across Clarkson’s curriculum and oversees several interdisciplinary degree programs. It also includes the Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science (CARES) and the Great Rivers Center.

Center for Rehabilitation Engineering, Science & Technology (CREST)
 The Center supports collaborative research and educational projects across the fields of biotechnology, physical therapy, science and assistive technology.

Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR)
 CITeR is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC). Its mission to advance identification technology is strongly focused in the areas of biometric systems and credibility assessment. Our portfolio of activities achieve this mission through cross-cutting research of emerging enabling technologies, interdisciplinary training of scientists and engineers and facilitation of technology transfer to the private and government sectors through its affiliates."