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 (ORC) and in Institutes for Advanced Study. These organizations often offer equipment and expertise that may be shared by experts on campus and beyond.

Research teams interested in becoming an ORC must apply. To view the Call for New Organized Research Center 2024, click here.  To view the University's Guidelines for Organized Research Centers, click here

Federally designated centers

Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems (ES2)

A National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center

  • Director: Kanad Ghose
    Phone: 607-777-4803
  • Managing Director: Andrea Palmeri
    Phone: 607-777-3629

Developmental Exposure Alcohol Research Center (DEARC)

A National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Alcohol Research Center

  • Director:  Terry Deak
    Phone: 607-777-5918
  • Scientific Director: Lisa Savage
    Phone: 607-777-6806

New York Node of the Next Flex Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Institute 

A Department of Defense Manufacturing Innovation Institute

  • Director:  Mark Poliks
    Phone: 607-777-5361

New Energy New York

An Economic Development Administration Build Back Better Regional Challenge awardee and a Regional Tech Hub designee 

  • Leadership Team: M. Stanley Whittingham, Per Stromhaug, Olga Petrova
    Phone: 607-777-4675


S3IP - New York State Center of Excellence at Binghamton University 

Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging (S3IP) 

  • Director: Bahgat Sammakia
    Phone: 607-777-6880

S3IP Centers:

Center for Advanced Microelectronics Manufacturing (CAMM)

  • Director:  Mark Poliks
    Phone: 607-777-5361

Center for Autonomous Solar Power (CASP)

  • Director: Tara P. Dhakal
    Phone: 607-777-3680
  • Associate Director: Alok Rastogi
    Phone: 607-777-4854
  • Associate Director: Bruce White
    Phone: 607-777-2843

Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems (ES2)

A National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center

  • Director: Kanad Ghose
    Phone: 607-777-4803
  • Managing Director: Andrea Palmeri
    Phone: 607-777-3629

Center for Heterogeneous Integration Research in Packaging (CHIRP)
A Semiconductor Research Corporation Designated Center

  • Director: Bahgat Sammakia
    Phone: 607-777-4818

Integrated Electronics Engineering Center (IEEC)

  • Director: Sungbae Park
    Phone: 607-777-3415
  • Associate Director: Benson Chan  
    Phone: 607-777-4349

NorthEast Center for Chemical Energy Storage (NECCES)

  • Director: M. Stanley Whittingham
    Phone: 607-777-4675

Binghamton University Organized Research Centers

Center for Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging Science (CAMRIS)

  • Director: J. David Jentsch
    Phone: 607-777-4875                                                                                                                                                                                        

Binghamton Biofilm Research Center (BBRC) 

  • Co-Director: David Davies
    Phone: 607-777-2006
  • Co-Director: Karin Sauer
    Phone: 607-777-3157

Center of Biomanufacturing for Regenerative Medicine (CBRM)

  • Director: Kaiming Ye
    Phone: 607-777-5887

Center for Cognitive Applications (CAPS)

  • Director: Kenneth Kurtz
    Phone: 607-777-3679

Binghamton Center 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: Terrence Deak
    Phone: 607-777-5918
  • Associate Director: Ray Romanczyk
    Phone: 607-777-2829

Center for Healthcare Systems Engineering (CHSE)

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

Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (CIAC)

  • Director:  Ping Yang
    Phone: 607-777-5697
  • Associate Director: Dmitry Ponomarev
    Phone: 607-777-4023
  • Associate Director: Yu Chen
    Phone: 607-777-6133
  • Associate Director: Sumantra Sarkar
    Phone: 607-777-6863 

Center for Imaging, Acoustics and Perception Science (CIAPS)

  • Director: Lijun Yin
    Phone: 607-777-5484
  • Associate Director: Scott Craver
    Phone: 607-777-7238
  • Associate Director: Ron Miles
    Phone: 607-777-4038
  • Associate Director: Peter Gerhardstein
    Phone: 607-777-4387

Center for Integrated Watershed Studies (CIWS)

  • Director: Joe Graney
    Phone: 607-777-6347
  • Associate Director: Weixing Zhu
    Phone: 607-777-3218
  • Associate Director: Mark Blumer
    Phone: 607-777-2615

Bernard M. & Ruth R. Bass Center for Leadership Studies (CLS)

  • Director: Shelley Dionne
    Phone: 607-777-2314
  • Associate Director: Tiffany Keller Hansbrough
    Phone: 607-777-6357

Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CEMERS)

Center for Research in Advanced Sensor Technologies and Environmental Sustainability  (CREATES)

  • Director:  Seokheun (Sean) Choi
    Phone: 607-777-5913

Center for Writers (CW)

  • Director: Tina Chang
    Phone: 607-777-2327

Center for Translational Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering (CTSCTE)

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

Public Archaeology Facility (PAF)

  • Director: Laurie Miroff
    Phone: 607-777-4786
  • Associate Director: Christopher Hohman
    Phone: 607-777-4786

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences (DCNHS) Office of Research and Scholarship

  • Executive Director:  Mario Ortiz
    Phone: 607-777-2311

Tick-borne Diseases Center

  • Director: Yetrib Hathout
    Phone: 607-777-5825

Binghamton University Institutes for Advanced Studies

Center for Israel Studies (CIS)

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

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

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

Human Rights Institute (HRI)

  • Co-Director: David Cingranelli
    Phone: 607-777-5234
  • Co-Director: Alexandra Moore
    Phone: 607-777-5234

Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities (IASH)

Institute for Asia and Asian Diasporas (IAAD)

  • Director: Sonja Kim
    Phone: 607-777-3880

Institute for Evolutionary Studies (Evos)

  • Director: Rolf Quam
    Phone: 607-777-2290

Institute for Justice and Well-Being (IJWB)

  • Director: Laura Bronstein
    Phone: 607-777-9162
  • Assistant Director: Amber Simpson
    Phone: 607-777-4209
  • Assistant Director: Naorah Rimkunas
    Phone: 607-777-7318

Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE)

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

The Binghamton University/Harriet Tubman Center for the Study of Freedom and Equity

  • Director: Anne Bailey
    Phone: 607-218-4308
  • Associate Director: Sharon Bryant
    Phone: 607-777-2678