Research at Rutgers
The Backbone of a Great State University
Breakthroughs in knowledge—technology, the humanities, or health care—are the essence of a top research university. At Rutgers, we have a strong track record of discovery—from finding a cure for tuberculosis to developing eco-friendly building materials, just to name a few.
Fueling America’s R&D Engine
The results of Rutgers research impact our quality of life, promote prosperity, and enrich humanity in so many ways—from detecting nuclear threats and crime to creating the world’s biggest network of ocean data to exploring the central nervous system.
Where Discovery Happens
Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Rutgers University–New Brunswick, in conjunction with Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences, is a member of the Association of American Universities and the Big Ten Academic Alliance—networks that cultivate knowledge sharing and access to research resources.
In and of the city of Newark, Rutgers engages civic-minded changemakers and fosters experiential learning. The university is rated a Doctoral University: High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Classification of Higher Education.
With a classification as a Doctoral University: High Research Activity by Carnegie, Rutgers University–Camden fosters a dynamic faculty and student research environment with support in finding funding and collaboration.
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Rutgers people across scores of disciplines engage in research that focuses on human health. It’s one of the advantages of a large research university: because we study, teach, and practice all aspects of health care, the latest advances and discoveries inform our treatment of patients.
A Reputation for Excellence
Starting from an early emphasis on agriculture and the mechanical arts related to the university’s land-grant mission, Rutgers research has expanded into a leading hub for respected researchers tackling society's largest challenges.
The achievements of our award-winning faculty drive Rutgers’ world-class reputation. They teach, discover, provide health care, innovate, mentor, and share their knowledge. Leaders in their fields, their everyday endeavors yield brilliant outcomes.
Fostering Inquiry and Innovation
Support for Rutgers' vibrant research community is a priority throughout all stages of the research life cycle—from finding funding to commercialization.
Corporate Engagement Center
Partnerships have the power to transform faculty research. Rutgers fosters long-term engagements between businesses and the university community in the areas of sponsored research, commercialization, training, and philanthropy.
Researchers, students, and partners have access to state-of-the-art scientific instruments, tools, and laboratories.
Collaborate with Rutgers
Connect with faculty across Rutgers’ research network to access the full capabilities of our experts, facilities, and reputation in STEM fields.
Rutgers research sparks innovation and improves lives. A robust environment for technology transfer assists in getting new products and services to market.
Research Centers and Institutes
In clinics and centers, in labs and libraries, in the field and across the globe, our faculty and students create knowledge, advance economic progress, improve lives, and enrich our humanity. Take a look at some of the Rutgers centers and institutes making an impact.
Faculty in Focus
Faculty in Focus
“At its core, forensic science is multidisciplinary. Archaeology is the same way: it’s a little bit of everything. I was also excited by the way everything in archaeology has a direct corollary in crime scene investigation. I have a cross-disciplinary mindset—and a strong stomach for the gory things.”
Moran, a forensics expert at Rutgers University–Camden, created a master’s degree in forensic science, the first of its kind in New Jersey. In 2017, she helped unearth 496 burials dating to 1702—part of a Philadelphia excavation at a proposed development that involved students, historians, archaeologists, and bio-anthropologists.
Moran has provided forensic services to legal professionals in England and runs training workshops for local law enforcement. She helped launch the JDI Centre for the Forensic Sciences in 2010, and has run an educational organization, Forensic Outreach, since 2004. Moran serves on the Crime Scene Investigation subcommittee of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees.
Rutgers experts are providing sound science and evidence-based recommendations on how to be more resilient to climate change-related impacts. Read how action driven by science could future-proof the Garden State against sea-level rise.
Rutgers-led team pioneers an automated way to make unique materials with polymers.
Rutgers is a gold mine of great ideas. Explore some of the many opportunities Rutgers provides for students, faculty, and staff to take great ideas to the next level.