Explore the Latest Research at NJIT

From traumatic brain injury to robotics for space exploration, NJIT faculty are making significant contributions to the world at large while providing an immersive learning experience that prepares students to lead and drive industry transformation.  As an R1 Research University by Carnegie Classification®, NJIT is accelerating innovation and making research breakthroughs that improve lives.

Walking with Paralysis

The first person in the U.S. with a spinal cord injury tested the new, third-generation exoskeleton, allowing him to walk 1,100 steps in an NJIT lab. 

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Warm Waters are Causing the Earth to Dim

Philip Goode, a physics professor at the Big Bear Solar Observatory run by NJIT, found on average the Earth reflects about half a watt less light per sq. meter than it did 20 years ago.

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Once-in-a-generation Tardigrade Fossil Discovery

Researchers say the pristine specimen is the best imaged fossil Tardigrade to date. 

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Dr. Kondic wins award for pioneering work in thin films

Dr. Lou Kondic, a distinguished professor in mathematics, is an NJIT Board of Overseers recipient for Excellence in Research for his extensive work in complex fluid dynamics. Watch the video now. 

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Making healthcare accessible through mobile medical units

NJIT, University Hospital and the Tuchman Foundation are collaborating in a unique partnership. Their goal—to immediately address healthcare infrastructure globally.

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Dr. Chandra wins award for traumatic brain injury research

Dr. Namas Chandra, a distinguished professor in biomedical engineering, is an NJIT Board of Overseers recipient for Excellence in Research for his work in traumatic brain injury. Watch the video now. 

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NJIT Ranks #14 Nationally Among Money's Best Colleges

Money evaluated more than 600 institutions focusing on 24 factors and ranked NJIT amoung the 14 best colleges nationally. 

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Human-Computer Interaction researchers create AI-enabled drones to help fight fires

Human-computer interaction researchers at NJIT and Israel's Ben-Gurion University are exploring how AI-enabled drones can easily communicate with first-responders on the scene to save lives and property during wild fires.

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WSJ Ranks NJIT Top 25% in the U.S.

NJIT ranks in the top quarter of U.S. universities and colleges in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings for 2021.

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Featured Student Research

Exceptional research experience is provided to students at all levels.

Recent Projects
Kaila Trawitzki

“I am now launching a medical device startup based on rehabilitative technology.”

Kaila Trawitzki
Class of 2018

Madhusan Duwadi

“I was able to get research experience during my freshmen year, which is really cool.”

Madhusan Duwadi
Class of 2022

Tinghan Zhao

“I am gaining an excellent research experience at NJIT that is preparing me for my goal, which is to be a general surgeon.”

Tinghan Zhao


NJIT Earns Highest Research Rating (R1)

Source: Carnegie Classification


U.S. patents and patents pending held by NJIT

NJIT fosters innovation that links labs to lives. Read more in the latest research magazine.

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