Key Research Centers

AMPrint Center

The Center for Additive Manufacturing and Multifunctional Printing, or AMPrint Center, is a New York state Center for Advanced Technology. Research areas include synthesizing new functional materials that are optimized for 3D printing; developing multi-material 3D printing technologies that can print polymeric, metallic, and even ceramic materials within the same part; and developing novel applications that take advantage of these new multi-functional 3D printing capabilities.

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Battery Prototyping Center

The Battery Prototyping Center at Rochester Institute of Technology focuses on the development of emerging energy storage technologies. The center features a 1,000-square-foot dry room for pouch cell assembly equipment and other moisture sensitive experiments.

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Center for Bioscience Education and Technology

The Center for Bioscience Education and Technology is the Northeast region’s hub for medical-related academic programs, workshops, and summer sessions for K-12 teachers and students, and customized workforce training and professional-development services for the biosciences industry.

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Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation

The Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation is dedicated to study at the frontiers of numerical relativity and relativistic astrophysics, gravitational wave physics, its connection to experiments and observations, and high-performance computation and scientific visualization.

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Center for Cybersecurity

The Center for Cybersecurity brings together a variety of expertise from across RIT to understand and address real-world challenges in cybersecurity and to educate the next generation of cybersecurity experts.

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Center for Detectors

The Center for Detectors designs, develops, and implements new advanced sensor technologies through collaboration with academic researchers, industry engineers, government scientists, and university/college students.

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The Future Photon Initiative

The Future Photon Initiative (FPI) develops photonic devices in pursuit of answers to grand questions, leveraging efforts of existing RIT research groups who develop technology for the generation, transmission, manipulation, absorption, and detection of photons. FPI cross-disciplinary teams collaborate with external university groups, industry, and national laboratories to develop and commercialize new photonic device technology. Potential markets include solar energy, high-performance imaging, astrophysics, communication, electronics, and computing. FPI scientists and engineers research quantum photonic information science and develop related devices for potential application in quantum computing, communication, and sensing.

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Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science

The Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at RIT is a highly interdisciplinary University Research and Education Center, dedicated to pushing the frontiers of imaging in all its forms and uses.  Through education leading to BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Imaging Science, we produce the next generation of educators and researchers who develop and deploy imaging systems to answer fundamental scientific questions, monitor and protect our environment, help keep our nation secure, and aid medical researchers in their quest to conquer disease. From how light is generated to how the world is perceived, imaging science addresses questions about every aspect of systems that are used to create, perceive, analyze, and optimize images. Imaging Science is both truly interdisciplinary in its content and multi-disciplinary in its applications.

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MAGIC Center

The MAGIC Center at RIT is a conscious and deliberate effort to blur the lines between the arts and the sciences, between technology and expression, between the study of the creation of media and its impact and effect on society and the human condition. Faculty, staff, and student researchers, artists, and practitioners come together to create, contextualize, and apply new knowledge in a multitude of related fields and disciplines as appropriate not only to STEM, or the arts and humanities, but their intersection.

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Personalized Healthcare Technology

One of RIT’s five signature interdisciplinary research areas, the Personalized Healthcare Technology (PHT180) initiative integrates talent from all nine colleges to create radically diverse teams that tackle problems in unconventional ways. From basic science to applied research, devices to psychosocial behaviors, PHT180 is creating a new future in healthcare delivery and individually empowered health.

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Center for Public Safety Initiatives

The Center for Public Safety Initiatives is a unique collaboration between the City of Rochester; the criminal justice agencies of Greater Rochester, including the Rochester Police Department; and RIT. Its purpose is to contribute to criminal justice strategy through research, policy analysis, and evaluation. Its educational goals include training graduate and undergraduate students in strategic planning and policy analysis.

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Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship promotes and enables entrepreneurial education and development through cutting edge and interdisciplinary course curricula, applied entrepreneurial experiences, and business planning and development. The center also serves as a link between RIT student creativity, the RIT business incubator and the local business community.

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