New Jersey Institute of Technology has a number of multi-disciplinary research centers and specialized laboratories that focus on cutting-edge technologies with applications in biomedicine and the life sciences:
- Neural Interface Laboratory. The main thrust area of research in the Neural Interface Laboratory is to develop chronic interfaces with the central nervous system for the purpose of recording volitional control signals from disabled subjects and micro-stimulate the spinal cord to improve the motor function after injury.
- Medical Device Concept Laboratory (MDCL), focuses on the development of synthetic materials in biomedicine.
- Vision and Neural Engineering Lab is studying how the brain divides and controls its tasks to send and receive information to better understand how the neurophysiological system operates.
- Center for Membrane Technologies develops micro- and nanoporous filters (pdf, 533KB) that are of increasing importance in medicine and pharmaceutical manufacture.
- Microelectronics Fabrication Center assists researchers in building micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) devices for a variety of applications.Bio-MEMS is an important focal point for the department.
- Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Children with Orthopedic Disabilities is in collaboration with New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, and Children's Specialized Hospital. This RERC focuses on rehabilitation engineering technologies with three reserach studies and three development projects that address the serious problems faced by children with orthopedic disabilities. For more information on this center please see the website: http://rerc.njit.edu