World-Class Research Facilities

Propel your research in our top-notch facilities

RIT and the College of Science host some of the most sophisticated, high-tech facilities in the world. Many of your classes will be taught in multimedia-supported classrooms and labs that allow the use of computer modeling, 3D imaging, and virtual reality for conducting experiments.

You will find top-notch teaching and research laboratories—including an X-ray and surface science laboratory, an animal care facility, a plasma etching laboratory, an electronics laboratory, a confocal microscopy lab, and a nuclear magnetic resonance laboratory—computer centers, two statistical computing laboratories, a laser light scattering laboratory, a greenhouse, and dozens of community spaces for small-group study, projects, and informal gatherings.

Our state-of-the-art facilities for math and science education are designed to promote engagement between faculty and students.

Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning, and Evaluation

A network of affiliated faculty, projects, and programs engaged in scholarship surrounding science and math education. Learn More >

Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation

A research center 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. Learn More >

Center for Detectors

Designs, develops, and implements new advanced sensor technologies through collaboration with academic researchers, industry engineers, government scientists, and university/college students. Learn More >

Confocal Microscopy Laboratory

Designs, develops, and implements new advanced sensor technologies through collaboration with academic researchers, industry engineers, government scientists, and university/college students. Learn More >

Data and Predictive Analytics Center (DPAC)

Brings together several areas of expertise to invent new approaches to collecting, analyzing, transforming, and interpreting data in order to make predictions and discoveries from large-scale data. Learn More >

Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory

A research group focused on the development of hardware and software tools to facilitate the extraction of information from remotely sensed data of the Earth and the education of students who will continue this work for government agencies and private industry. Learn More >

Imaging Systems Calibration Laboratory

The state of the art Optical Calibration Facility (OCF) at RIT is used to calibrate optical imaging and non-imaging systems in terms of linearity assessment, absolute calibration, flat fielding, spectral calibration, and spectral response. 

Laboratory for Multi-wavelength Astrophysics

A subset of the faculty, staff, and students from the School of Physics and Astronomy and the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science using data from multi-wavelength sensors.

Magnetic Resonance Laboratory

A research and development laboratory devoted to solving real-world problems with magnetic resonance. Learn More >

Munsell Color Science Laboratory

A world-class academic laboratory dedicated to education, research, and outreach in the broad multidisciplinary field of color science. Learn More >