Mechanical and Aerospace

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Tandon School of Engineering) is reaching new heights in aerospace technology education and research by concentrating its focus on the mechanical aspects of aerospace science.

It offers :

  • BS, MS and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
  • MS in Mechatronics and Robotics oriented towards Aerospace Engineering and Technology

The faculty of the department is committed to creating smart technology through cutting-edge research in rocket engines, satellites, etc. Their efforts have borne fruit in the form of a successful rocketry project that was a part of the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program. Faculty member Nikhil Gupta won the Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship in 2009. Agile Robotics and Perception lab is helping the department break new grounds in aerospace science research.

The specializations available are Energy:

  • Engineering and Policy
  • Controls and Dynamic Systems
  • Mechanics
  • Structural Systems and Fluids.

Ph.D. students can opt to specialize in :

  • Controls and dynamic systems
  • Fluid dynamics and thermal systems
  • Materials engineering or mechanics
  • Structural systems.

The faculty has a proven track record of nurturing talent and channelizing it for innovative solutions in the most challenging fields of mechanical engineering. The department has an overall faculty strength of 35. Each faculty member possesses a rich research experience in the most demanding fields.

This experience is translated into making the classrooms and laboratories sessions the spaces where innovation is born. Professor Weiqiang Chen was awarded Chroma Young Investigator Award in 2019 and Professor Vikram Kapila was awarded the Outstanding Project Award by the National Science Foundation in 2011.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Automated Manufacturing
  • Energy Systems
  • Production Planning & Control
  • Materials Engineering
  • Fluidic Systems & Devices
  • Robotic Systems

List of Labs (Aerospace):

  • Offensive Security
  • Incident Response
  • Internet Security (OSIRIS) Laboratory

List of Labs (Mechanical):

  • Applied Micro Bioengineering Laboratory
  • Laboratory for Agile and Resilient Complex Systems
  • Particles, Interface & Fluids Laboratory
  • Laboratory for Mechanobiology & Regenerative Medicine
  • Applied Dynamics & Optimization Laboratory
  • Composite Materials & Mechanics Laboratory
  • Mechatronics Laboratory

Chemical and Biomolecular

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering brings the in-vogue biotechnology programs backed by an innovative curriculum and pedagogy.

It offers :

  • BS in Biomolecular Science
  • BS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • MS in Biotechnology
  • MS in Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship
  • MS Lin Chemical Engineering
  • MS in Bioinformatics (Online) programs
  • MS in Chemistry
  • PhDs in Materials Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

The faculty of the department aims to develop a critical mindset amongst the students so that they become the producers of the most urgent life-saving biotech solutions required by society. Professor John McDevitt was awarded the Gates Grant for HIV monitoring. Jin Kim Montclare was inducted into the prestigious American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.

A research team led by Andre Taylor has recently created organic solar cells that are resistant to air, light, and water. Professor David Pine from the department was awarded a fellowship to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Professor Eray Aydil has been awarded the Camille-Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.

The main research areas of the department are biopolymers at interfaces, bio-sensors, protein engineering, and biomolecular diagnostics. The main research areas of the department include dynamics of complex fluids, nanotechnology, nanomaterials, and process-systems engineering.

Langone Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center offer students the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the professional world.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Systems biology
  • Process System Engineering
  • Microphotonics
  • Drug Delivery
  • Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials
  • Dynamics of Complex Fluids

Civil and Urban

The Department of Civil and Urban Engineering aims to tackle the challenge of rapid urbanization by promoting research and education for a smart, resilient and sustainable urban space.

It offers :

  • BS in Civil Engineering
  • BS in Construction Management
  • BS (minor) in Construction Management
  • Transportation, Urban Informatics
  • Environmental Engineering

The master’s programs offered by the department are :

  • Transportation Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural and Material Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Urban Systems and Urban Analytics
  • Construction Management and Engineering.

The dual degrees offered by the department are :

  • 5-year BS/MS in Civil Engineering or Construction Management
  • (BS)/ MS in Urban Planning
  • BS in Mathematics and Civil Engineering
  • BS in Physics
  • Civil Engineering

Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering and Transportation Planning and Engineering are also offered.

Most of the faculty members are active researchers and bring their research experience to teaching so that the students can have an edge over their peers. A. Silverman; J. Chow, C. Kontokosta, K. Ozbay and M. Iskander from the department have been awarded National Science Foundation CAREER Award, while L. Chiarelli, F. Griffis, M. Iskander, and C. Kontokosta have been awarded fellowship of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The main research areas of the department are :

  • Construction Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering and Science
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Materials
  • Resiliency
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Urban Informatics
  • Urban Infrastructure Systems

Areas of Expertise:

  • Management of Urban Utilities Networks
  • Construction Management
  • Transportation Systems
  • Environmental Analysis

List of Labs:

  • NYS RISE (New York State Resiliency Institute for Storms and Emergencies)
  • International Center for Enterprise Preparedness (INTERCEP)
  • Urban Infrastructure Institute
  • Center for Construction Management Innovation
  • Urban ITS Center
  • Resiliency Resource Center
  • C2Smart

Computer Science

The Computer Science Department (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences) at NYU has been at the forefront of CS research, teaching, and innovation.

It offers :

  • BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering
  • MS in Cybersecurity Risk and Strategy
  • MS in Cybersecurity
  • MS in Computer Science
  • BS in Computer Science
  • BS in Computer Engineering
  • Bioinformatics, M.S. Online
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science

The department’s Yann LeCun was awarded the 2018 Turing Award. Professor Chee Yap was elected to the Academia Europaea. Ted Rappaport will receive the Eric. E Summer Award for 2020, while Margaret E Wright from the department has been awarded the John Von Neumann Award for 2019.

The department concentrates its research efforts in:

  • Algorithms and Theory
  • Computational Biology
  • Formal Methods and Verification
  • Graphics, Vision and User
  • Interfaces, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing
  • Scientific Computing, Systems, and Networking.

Areas of Expertise:

  • High-Performance Networks
  • Data Mining
  • Internet Search Engines
  • Distributed Systems
  • Advanced Algorithms
  • Large Database Systems
  • Game Design
  • Cyber Security

List of Labs:

  • Visualization and Data Analytics (ViDA)
  • Media and Games Network (MAGNET)
  • Mobile Augmented Reality Lab
  • Future Building Informatics and Visualization Lab
  • Game Innovation Lab, MAGNET
  • Center for Cyber Security System

Electrical and Computer 

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is a leader in creating new technologies for computer hardware security, medical diagnostics, cellular communication, and nanoelectronics.

It offers :

  • BS in Electrical Engineering
  • BS in Computer Engineering
  • MS in Electrical Engineering
  • MS in Computer Engineering
  • BS in Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering.

They focus on training the students with excellent classroom interactions coupled with rigorous lab-work so that they can lead the creation of technologies that can go on to solve the pressing problems of the times. Amongst them are highly revered professors and various award winners.

David Goodman, Leslie Greengard, Yann LeCun and Dante Youla, for instance, have been awarded membership to the National Academy of Engineering. Likewise, Jonathan Chao and Theodore Rappaport were awarded a fellowship to the National Academy of Inventors.

The key research areas of the department are :

  • Communications
  • Networking and Signal Processing
  • Machine Learning, System, Control and Robotics
  • Energy Systems
  • Smart Grids and Power Electronics
  • Electromagnetics
  • Analog, RF and Biomedical Circuits
  • Computer Engineering and VLSI

It is taking rapid strides in each area with the help of its 13 dedicated research laboratories and centers.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Robotics
  • Automatic Control
  • Multimedia Signal Processing
  • Electric Power Generation
  • Wireless Communications
  • Telecommunications Networking

List of labs:

  • Systems and Control Group (SCG)
  • Integrated Information Systems Laboratory
  • Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications
  • Organic Electronics Laboratory
  • High-Speed Networking Lab
  • Shahrjerdi Nanoelectronics Research Lab
  • Power and Power Electronics lab
  • NYU Wireless

Technology Management and Innovation

The Department of Technology Management and Innovation is dedicated to tackling the challenges of a knowledge-driven world by emphasizing the importance of strategies for behavioral, organizational and social management of companies.

The Department offers:

Dr. Kaufmann from the department founded the American Society for Engineering Management. Professor Oded Nov was awarded the National Science Foundation CAREER award. MakerSpace and NYU Tandon Future Labs drive research at the department.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Impacts of Information Technology
  • Global Innovation and R&D Strategy
  • Sociological Aspects of Technology and Work

List of Labs:

  • (Industrial Engineering): Dynamical Systems Laboratory

Pure Sciences

The Department of Applied Physics offers :

  • BS in Applied Physics
  • BS in Physics and Mathematics
  • MS in Applied Physics

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences offers :

  • BS in Computer Science and Mathematics

It also offers :

  • MS in
    • Mathematics
    • Computer Science
    • Data Science
    • Scientific Computing
    • Information Systems
    • Math Finance
    • Computing
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Innovation (MS-CEI).

List of Labs: MicroParticle PhotoPhysics Laboratory for BioPhotonics

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