LCS is home to several nationally recognized research centers where faculty and students are conducting some of the most sophisticated, progressive research in the world today.
1) Advance the science and develop innovative technologies in the areas of indoor environmental quality (IEQ), building energy efficiency (BEE) and building protections by conducting leading-edge academic and industrial research;
2) Enhance scholarly learning and professional training for graduate and undergraduate students via integration of research and teaching; and
3) Help relevant industries in product development and innovation by providing objective and unbiased product testing and evaluation services.
Case Center Website
The New York State Center For Advanced Technology in Computer Applications (CASE Center), established at Syracuse University by New York State in 1984, gives applied commercial focus and impetus to the study and development of computer applications and software engineering.
The CASE Center focuses on technology transfer and economic development through a number of modalities, including direct sponsorship of faculty and student research programs, creation of partnerships between New York State technology businesses Syracuse University (e.g., R&D programs, internships), incubation of high-tech, software-based businesses in Central New York, and identification\exploitation of signature technologies for Syracuse and the surrounding Central New York area.
Center for Environmental Systems Engineering
This new ECS research center, focused on environmental science, engineering, and technology, is now being established. The center will include faculty from the departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and Mechanical, Aerospace, and Manufacturing Engineering.
Faculty within the Center conduct research in the broad field of environmental systems, focusing on two broad areas: environmental assessment and environmental technology. Graduate students from civil, environmental, chemical, and mechanical engineering all participate in the research and academic elements of the Center for Environmental Systems Engineering (CESE).
- Built environmental systems-indoor air quality, comfort, lighting, acoustics, energy efficiency, and intelligent control systems.
- Urban ecosystems-renewable resources, ambient air quality, water resource management, waste management, and sustainable development.
- The designation of Central New York as the home of the Center of Excellence in Environmental Systems marks the official launch of the region as the world's leader in environmental technology.
Center for Systems Assurance
The Center for Systems Assurance (CSA) brings together existing expertise in the College of Engineering and Computer Science with that of faculty across the entire University, including the School of Information Studies and the College of Law. The mission of the Center for Systems Assurance is to promote improvement in system and information assurance. CSA advances system assurance by providing a natural focus for collaboration among Syracuse University faculty and external partners. CSA's efforts to improve system assurance comprise three major areas: research, education, and technology transfer.
CSA's research program focuses on achieving system assurance by providing a fertile environment for faculty and graduate student interaction. CSA provides infrastructure support, in the form of workstations, clustered machines on high-speed networks, firewalls, and other security hardware and software, to support the investigation of fundamental issues in system assurance.
EQS STAR Center
EQS STAR Center Website
The STAR Center for Environmental Quality Systems (EQS STAR Center) was created in May 2001 through a grant from the New York Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR). The EQS STAR Center is the principal research arm of Syracuse University’s Center of Excellence in Environmental & Energy Systems (CoE-EES).
As a Strategically Targeted Academic Research (STAR) Center it has the mission to conduct research, create new knowledge, develop and transfer technology, and educate professionals in intelligent systems that enhance Human Health and Performance, reduce lifecycle costs, and improve the quality of Urban Ecosystems and their Built Environments.
Geofoam Research Center
Geofoam is the name now used around the world to define expanded polystyrene (EPS) and extruded polystyrene (XPS) when used in civil-geotechnical engineering applications. Syracuse University is a national and international leader in the development and evaluation of innovative applications for geofoam. This leadership position led to the establishment of the Geofoam Research Center (GRC) in 1997 through contributions from major geofoam businesses. The mission of GRC is to conduct research, educate, and facilitate information exchange about geofoam and its increasing variety of applications.
GRC has state-of-the-art testing and data acquisition systems in a constant-temperature laboratory. A humid room and an accelerated weathering chamber are also available for sample conditioning. The testing systems include both load and displacement-controlled frames that can accommodate a broad range of sample geometries and loading rates. GRC also maintains up-to-date networked and stand-alone computers and software for numerical modeling and analyses. Research at GRC is supported by extensive resources and an experienced staff of central mechanical and electronic shops.
The Institute for Manufacturing Enterprises (IME) is a partnership between manufacturing companies, the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, the School of Management, the School of Information Studies, and University College. The mission of the IME is to promote learning in manufacturing enterprises through teaching, application, integration, discovery, and service. The IME coordinates and supports multi-disciplinary educational programs in manufacturing collaboratively offered by various colleges at Syracuse University. It also supports research projects relevant to manufacturing enterprises. The IME involves faculty and students from academic programs across the campus, and practitioners from manufacturing industry. The IME encourages close interactions with manufacturing enterprises through collaborative research projects, seminars, workshops, short courses, and student/faculty internships and co-operative work relationships.
Institute for Sensory Research
The Institute for Sensory Research (ISR) is a world-renowned research center focused on advancing the understanding and modeling of sensory systems and related areas at the interfaces between living systems and their environment. ISR was founded in 1973 by Jozef J. Zwislocki, a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Faculty and students at ISR contribute to both basic and applied science with major application areas in medicine, health care, and biotechnology.
ISR is housed in a premiere research facility located on the Skytop campus of Syracuse University (approximately one mile from Main Campus). Research laboratories, shops, a reference library, classrooms, and office space are located in a single modern building. Sensory research at ISR is subdivided into 14 fully equipped, computerized laboratories encompassing mechanoreceptive anatomy (auditory, somatosensory and vestibular), visual anatomy, visual psychophysics, auditory physiology, auditory psychophysics, somatosensory psycho-physics, and somatosensory physiology. New laboratories are under development in sensory-motointegration, orofacial biomechanics, and biomaterials, including a nano- and microbiomechanics laboratory (with an atomic force microscope) and a corrosion and electrochemistry laboratory. The institute maintains a first-rate instrumentation and machine shop with highly trained and experienced research staff and technicians.