Research is how we make the world a better place. At New York Institute of Technology, faculty and students draw on interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial approaches to tackle the world’s biggest challenges in technology, medicine, design, management, health care, and so much more. From undergraduate research opportunities in engineering and life sciences, to advanced research for our medical students, researchers at NYIT fight the war on cybercrime, find new energy alternatives, improve therapies for patients battling Parkinson’s, Ehlers Danlos, heart and kidney disease, and develop designs for a safer, more sustainable future.

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Features and Videos

NYITCOM Opens Center for Biomedical Innovation

The center's state-of-the-art equipment allows faculty and students to develop and apply diagnostics and treatment to elevate standards of research and patient care.

Helping Stroke Victims Get Back on Their Feet

John Handrakis, professor of physical therapy, takes part in Veterans Affairs research to improve knee movement in stroke victims.

Undergrads Use Computing to Detect Cancer

Christopher Garzon and Brian Nguyen worked on a study to standardize and computerize the detection of abnormal cells of the cervix.

Understanding Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders

Researchers at NYIT School of Health Professions and NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine seek to uncover new information that will improve quality of life for patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and other hypermobility spectrum disorders.

Q&A: How Lizards and Snakes Got Their Skull Shapes

In a new study, Assistant Professor Akinobu Watanabe and a team of researchers discover that diet and habitat played a role in the evolution of snake and lizard skulls.

Perfect Ten: Undergrads Participate in NSF-Funded Research Program at New York Tech

Ten students from 10 universities completed the Research Experiences for Undergraduates program over the course of 10 weeks.

Faculty Win $750K NSF Grant for Sustainability Research

With the support of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, a team of researchers led by Associate Professor Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong will study sustainable and resilient urban development in New York City and Phoenix, Ariz.

NYC Awards New York Tech Workforce Development Grant

New York City awarded New York Institute of Technology a $70,620 grant to develop strategies for training individuals with disabilities in technology fields.

News Spotlight

Woman scientist using lab machinary in new engineering and biology lab

New Lab Fosters Interdisciplinary Research in Engineering and Biology

On January 13, New York Institute of Technology opened the Biomedical Sciences and Bioengineering Laboratory, allowing faculty to train students and pursue interdisciplinary research.Read the story


Research Centers

  • Entrepreneurship, Technology & Innovation

    Focuses on IT and cybersecurity; bioengineering and medical devices; and energy and green technologies

  • Global Health

    Explores risk factors, causes of disease, and determinants of health care/delivery systems


    Specialties include anatomy, biomedical, family medicine, OMM, and clinical specialties

  • Sports Medicine

    Specialties include OMM, physical and occupational therapies, training, nutrition, and concussion and injury prevention and treatment