Affiliated Centers


Rensselaer CATS conducts cutting-edge research in advanced automation and control systems to impact areas from biotech and renewable energy to aerospace and nanoscale manufacturing. CATS develops new (advanced manufacturing) technologies, fosters economic growth and engenders a richer educational experience by partnerships with public sector stakeholders, industrial clients, faculty, staff, and students.

CeFPaC conducts research in flow physics, prediction, modeling, and control. The center focuses on a combination of basic research aimed at verifying or developing theories for fluid dynamic behavior, and the application of these theories towards controlling flows.
CFES conducts fundamental and applied research to accelerate the development of energy efficient and renewable energy technologies (e.g., solar and wind energy, advanced lighting, fuel cells, smart buildings, energy storage technologies, renewable energy grid integration, microgrid and smart grid.) CFES is funded by the Empire State Development of New York and was recently re-designated as a Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) by the state for another decade (2015-2025).

The cMDIS focuses on advanced materials and devices, and the integration of these technologies into complex systems to foster a safe, secure, and sustainable world.


MOVE—The Center for Mobility with Vertical Lift—pursues cutting-edge research in vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft technologies.

CeMSIM harnesses advanced  modeling, simulation and imaging technology for healthcare, and transitions those technologies to clinical practice – from the lab bench to the hospital bedside. CeMSIM is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Linac: The Gaerttner Laboratory
The Gaerttner Linear Accelerator (LINAC) Center is one of two unique facilities available in the Nuclear Engineering program at RPI and has been engaged in active research continuously for over 50 years. Current areas of research at the LINAC include thermal reactor physics, photoneutron reactions, neutron cross sections, radiation effects in electronics, and production of medical isotopes. This laboratory has well served government and industry in numerous applications where it has provided a unique and highly intense radiation environment.

The Scientific Computation Research Center (SCOREC) is focused on the development of reliable simulation technologies for engineers, scientists, medical professionals, and other practitioners. These advancements enable experts in their fields to employ, appraise, and evaluate the behavior of physical, chemical, and biological systems of interest.