The Office of Research provides institutional support and services, as well as fosters new opportunities to enhance NJIT research and scholarship enterprise engaging faculty, staff, students, external collaborators and partners for developing strong leadership and synergy. We are committed to providing interdisciplinary research and scholarship with the utmost professional integrity. 

Foundation Board of Directors in Research Prize and Medal

The Excellence in Research Prize and Medal is awarded in recognition of a sustained record of contributions that have enhanced the reputation of NJIT.

The NJIT Board of Overseers is proud to award Jay Meegoda, distinguished professor of civil and environmental engineering.

 

Previous Prize and Medal Recipients

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NJIT Earns Highest Research Rating (R1)

Source: Carnegie Classification

$167M

total research expenditures in FY2023

Through our many funding opportunities, we're enhancing NJIT's research enterprise.

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NJIT Research: Linking Laboratories to Lives

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NJIT Research Magazine

An overview of our growing materials science and engineering cluster, where engineers, physicists, mathematicians and chemists collaborate on projects that blur the borders of all of these disciplines.

Read the magazine   |   View our research publications   |   Research News

Research is an integral part of a strong academic experience and a critical priority in NJIT’s 2025 Strategic Plan. The university aims for national and international prominence in research through new discoveries in areas ranging from medical sensors and devices to robotics, to nanotechnology, to cybersecurity, to next-generation materials, among other topics of vital importance in basic, applied and translational research. 

Our research enterprise is comprised of core and transdisciplinary basic, applied and translational research interests through five research clusters:

National Academy of Inventors Chapter at NJIT

National Academy of Inventors Chapter at NJIT celebrates the outstanding innovation and invention contributions of faculty, staff, and students. To quote NAI President Dr. Paul Sanberg, “NAI is proud to have NJIT, a true innovation powerhouse, as part of our membership. [NJIT has] created an environment where research and innovation flourish in such diverse fields as bioengineering, chemistry, medicine, computer science, and much more.” As a Member Institution of the NAI, NJIT has the exclusive opportunity to recognize active researchers and faculty with success in patents, licensing and commercialization at the national level through the Fellows and Senior Members Program.

Research with NJIT

Research with NJIT is a collaborative effort by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) to forge stronger connections between New Jersey’s research universities and industry.

What Our Students Say

We provide exceptional academic, research and innovation experience to students at all levels.

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Carmel Rafalowsky

“I knew NJIT has a good reputation for research and knew it would be a worthwhile investment in myself to get a degree from NJIT. ”

Carmel Rafalowsky
Class of 2020

Dylan Renaud

“Department of Physics provided me with skills and resources to perform and present research in four different countries.”

Dylan Renaud
Class of 2018

Ahmed Khaled Abdella

“I work on nanobubbles. My target is to help develop simple, cheap, eco-friendly and safe technologies for all parts of the world.”

Ahmed Khaled Abdella
Class of 2017