Researchers across Binghamton University are working to discover and disseminate breakthrough innovations to help solve some of the most pressing environmental, economic and social challenges of sustainability, with the goal of improving lives.
The University conducts highly innovative research coordinated across several colleges and departments.
Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence
The TAEs address critical social, scientific, technological, economic, cultural and policy issues that can best be addressed by teams of faculty employing the perspectives and methodologies of multiple disciplines. These are the featured TAE committees that encompass sustainability aspects into their research:
- Smart Energy
- The TAE Smart Energy area of excellence will build upon existing strengths in four key areas of alternative energy research: Solar and thermoelectric energy harvesting; Energy storage; Energy efficiency in electronic systems; Sensor development for energy resource management.
- Sustainable Communities
- By developing new paradigms and vital partnerships within the University and with community members and organizations, this area of excellence will help us understand what it takes to model, build and maintain sustainable communities.
Organized Research Centers
- Center for Autonomous Solar Power/CASP focuses on reducing the cost of solar power and enhancing energy efficiency.
- Center for Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems studies the collective dynamics of various types of interacting agents as complex systems.
- Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems/ES2 develops methods for efficiently operating electronic systems by controlling resources and managing workloads to achieve optimal energy consumption.
- Center for Integrated Watershed Studies/CIWS provides opportunities and solutions that address watershed problems on local, regional and global scales.