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

Saving the Hearts of Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease

With the help of a nearly $400,000 NIH grant, NYIT researchers are looking for ways to prevent patients with chronic kidney disease from developing heart disease.

Mouth Guards Get a Digital Upgrade and Aid Concussion Study

Ten student-athletes wore mouth guards with sensors to see how hits effect their cognition.

Video: Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs—With Viruses

In a Facebook Live session, NYIT students take viewers on a live hunt for the answer to antibiotic resistance—viruses.

Engineers, Life Scientist Team Up to Create “Precision Agriculture”

With the help of a nearly $300,000 NSF grant, NYIT faculty are developing a soil nutrient sensing system to enhance crop growth and reduce contamination from agricultural runoff.

News Brief: Dinosaurs Who Toot Their Own Horns

In an article on LiveScience, Assistant Professor Jason Bourke, Ph.D., details his new research examining how different species of duck-billed dinosaurs “tooted” different notes from their crests.

News Brief: Students Take First Place at MACUB Conference

Two NYIT students and an alumna won first place at the Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists conference for their work with bacteriophages.

It’s Time to Eliminate Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Putting juveniles in solitary confinement has damaging effects on their mental health. It’s time the practice is eliminated, argues Associate Professor Emily Restivo.

Discovering New Tools to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

Assistant Professor Bryan Gibb, Ph.D., enlists undergraduate students in his research into bacteriophages to fight resistant bacterial infections that occur due to the overuse of antibiotics.

News Spotlight

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NYIT Launches First Ph.D. Program

The new combined Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)/Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Medical and Biological Sciences will produce much-needed physician-scientists.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