Research Institutes, Centers, and Laboratories

Columbia Engineering is at the forefront of many strategic areas of research, from environmental sustainability and the human genome to infrastructure sensors, nanotechnology, and data sciences. Our professors and students collaborate with other leading experts not only within the Columbia research community but also at other world-renowned universities and institutions, bringing together the best minds from myriad disciplines to tackle and solve the most challenging problems in society, technology, the environment, infrastructure, and more.

The many interdisciplinary institutes, centers, and laboratories at the School are equipped with the latest technology, tools, and equipment, giving our professors and their students the ideal environment to be creative and thrive. Here is a sample list of the School’s institutes and centers as well as links to joint laboratories, showcasing some of the broad subject areas in which the School is conducting cutting-edge research.

Multidisciplinary Research Institutes and Centers

Building Functional Nanoarchitectures in van der Waals Materials (NSF-MIRT)
Center for Advanced Information Management (CAIM)

Center for Applied Probability (CAP)

Center for Computational Learning Systems (CCLS)

Center for Financial Engineering (CFE)

Center for Life Cycle Analysis

Center for Neuroengineering and Computation
Center for Particulate and Surfactant Systems

Columbia Networking Research Center

Computational Optimization Research Center
Earth Engineering Center (EEC)

EnHANTs Center

Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Advanced Studies in Novel Surfactants

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT)

NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps)

Department Centers and Laboratories
Bionet Group
Carleton Laboratory (Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics)

Columbia Integrated Systems Laboratory
Columbia Plasma Physics Laboratory
Columbia Vision + Graphics Center (CVGC)
Computer Architecture and Security Technologies Laboratory
Computer Science Theory Center
Cryptography Laboratory
Database Research Laboratory
Distributed Computing and Communications Laboratory
Distributed Network Analysis Research Group

Full-Duplex Wireless: From Integrated Circuits to Networks (FlexICoN) Project
Heffner Biomedical Imaging Laboratory
High-Beta Tokamak
Manufacturing Research Laboratory
National Center for Infrastructure Studies
Software Systems Laboratory
Systems Security Center
Wireless and Mobile Networking (WiMNet) Lab

Related Research Entities
Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (C2B2)

Columbia Genome Center

Columbia Water Center

The Earth Institute at Columbia

Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy

Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute

Waste to Energy Research and Technology Council

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