Centers and Institutes

Research at Binghamton University is conducted in multiple venues. Some faculty members are primarily affiliated with their departments and conduct research that originates from questions in a particular discipline. However, the interdisciplinary nature of some of today's most pressing questions frequently requires expertise from several areas and/or departments. Often these cross-disciplinary connections develop into permanent working relationships.

Researchers have formalized these connections in federally designated institutes, through Binghamton University's Center of Excellence, through organized research centers and in institutes for advanced study. These organizations often offer equipment and expertise that may be shared by experts on campus and beyond.

To view the University's Guidelines for Organized Research Centers, click here.


Federally designated centers

Developmental Exposure Alcohol Research Center (DEARC)

A National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Alcohol Research Center

  • Director: Linda Spear
    Phone: 607-777-2825

Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems (ES2)

A National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center

  • Director: Kanad Ghose
    Phone: 607-777-4803
  • Program Manager: Andrea Palmeri
    Phone: 607-349-9136

NorthEast Center for Chemical Energy Storage (NECCES)

An Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the Department of Energy Office of Science

  • Director: M. Stanley Whittingham
    Phone: 607-777-4675
  • Program Staff Associate: Mary Jane F. Sager
    Phone: 607-777-4675


New York State Center of Excellence at Binghamton University 

Center of Excellence in Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging (S3IP) 

  • Director: Bahgat Sammakia
    Phone: 607-777-6880
  • Associate Director: Steve Czarnecki
    Phone: 607-777-7270

Center for Advanced Microelectronics Manufacturing (CAMM)

  • Director: Peter Borgesen
    Phone: 607-777-4437
  • Technical Director: Mark Poliks
    Phone: 607-777-5361

Center for Autonomous Solar Power (CASP)

  • Director: Charles R. Westgate
    Phone: 607-777-6598
  • Associate Director: Alok Rastogi
    Phone: 607-777-4854
  • Associate Director: Bruce White
    Phone: 607-777-2843

Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems (ES2)

  • Director: Kanad Ghose
    Phone: 607-777-4803
  • Program Manager: Andrea Palmeri
    Phone: 607-349-9136

Integrated Electronics Engineering Center (IEEC)

  • Director: Daryl Santos
    Phone: 607-777-4769
  • Associate Director: Krishnaswami Srihari
    Phone: 607-77-4410


Binghamton University Organized Research Centers

Binghamton Center for Biofilms Research

  • Director: David Davies
  • Co-Director: Karin Sauer

Center for Advanced Sensors and Environmental Systems (CASE)

  • Director: Omowunmi Sadik
    Phone: 607-777-4312

Center for Affective Science

  • Director: Brandon Gibb
  • Co-Director: Terry Deak

Center for Cognitive and Psycholinguistic Sciences (CaPS)

  • Director: Cynthia Connine
    Phone: 607-777-2286
  • Associate Director: Albrecht Inhoff
    Phone: 607-777-3679

Center for Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems (CoCo)

  • Director: Hiroki Sayama
    Phone: 607-777-3566
  • Associate Director: Andreas Pape
    Phone: 607-777-2660

Center for Development and Behavioral Neuroscience (CDBN)

  • Director: Norman Spear
    Phone: 607-777-2663
  • Associate Director: Ray Romanczyk
    Phone: 607-777-2829
  • Associate Director: Linda Spear
    Phone: 607-777-2825
  • Associate Director: Terry Deak
    Phone: 607-777-5918

Center for Healthcare Systems Engineering (CHSE)

  • Director: Mohammad Khasawneh
    Phone: 607-777-4408

Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender (CHSWG)

  • Co-Director: Thomas Dublin
    Phone: 607-777-2854
  • Co-Director: Wendy Wall
    Phone: 607-777-2382

Center for Integrated Watershed Studies (CIWS)

  • Director: John Titus
    Phone: 607-777-2445
  • Associate Director: Joe Graney
    Phone: 607-777-6347
  • Associate Director: Mark Blumer
    Phone: 607-777-2615

Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture (CPIC)

  • Director: Joshua Price
    Phone: 607-777-6659

Center for Leadership Studies (CLS)

  • Director: Francis Yammarino
    Phone: 607-777-3007
  • Associate Director: Shelley Dionne
    Phone: 607-777-6557

Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CEMERS)

  • Director: Marilynn Desmond
    Phone: 607-777-2130
    Phone: 607-777-4629

Center for Writers (CW)

  • Director: Maria Mazziotti Gillan
    Phone: 607-777-6134
  • Associate Director: Christine Gelineau
    Phone: 607-777-2713

Clinical Science and Engineering Research Center (CSERC)

  • Director: Kenneth McLeod
    Phone: 607-777-5779
  • Associate Director: Leann Lesperance
    Phone: 607-777-5488

Institute for Materials Research (IMR)

  • Director: M. Stanley Whittingham
    Phone: 607-777-4623
  • Associate Directors: Bruce White
    Phone: 607-777-2843
  • Associate Directors: David Jenkins
    Phone: 607-777-2736

Institute of Biomedical Technology (IBT)

  • Director: John G. Baust
    Phone: 607-777-2775
  • Associate Director: Robert Van Buskirk
    Phone: 607-777-6746

Public Archaeology Facility (PAF)

  • Director: Nina Versaggi
    Phone: 607-777-4786
  • Associate Director: Christopher Hohman

Roger L. Kresge Center for Nursing Research (KCNR)

  • Interim Director: Ann Myers
    Phone: 607-777-6171 


Binghamton University Institutes for Advanced Studies

Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations (FBC)

  • Director: Richard E. Lee
    Phone: 607-777-4924
  • Associate Director: Dale Tomich
    Phone: 607-777-6840

Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities (IASH)

  • Director: Bat-Ami Bar On
    Phone: 607-777-6198

Institute for Asia and Asian Diasporas (IAAD)

  • Director: John Chaffee
    Phone: 607-777-4168

Center for Israel Studies (CIS-ISR)

  • Director: Randy L. Friedman
    Phone: 607-777-2443

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

  • Director: Sungdai Cho
    Phone: 607-777-3950

Institute for Evolutionary Studies (Evos)

  • Director: David Sloan Wilson
    Phone: 607-777-4393

Institute of Global Cultural Studies (IGCS)

  • Associate Director: Seifudein Adem
    Phone: 607-777-4497

Institute for Multigenerational Studies (IMS)

  • Director: Laura Bronstein
    Phone: 607-777-9162

Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE)

  • Director: K. Hari Srihari
    Phone: 607-777-4410

Last Updated: 7/9/15