Research is a fundamental part of Rutgers’ mission. Our faculty, staff, and students are diligent, inquisitive, and hard working. We are asking the difficult questions and delivering the answers that are leading to discoveries that change the way we live and work.
Rutgers is home to nearly 300 research centers and institutes in New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden, and other sites statewide. Find the full list here to explore research at Rutgers.
The world's greatest golfers teed off on turfgrass developed at Rutgers’ Center for Turfgrass Science at the 2016 PGA Championship. Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey, uses Rutgers breeds throughout the course. Learn more about the world leader in turfgrass breeding at Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. Watch the video.
Did you know concrete is the largest emitter of carbon dioxide of any man-made chemical? Rutgers University–New Brunswick researchers have developed a new concrete that not only produces less carbon—but absorbs it as well. Learn about green concrete and other advanced materials that could help limit climate change. Watch the video.
Funded by an $11.8 million National Science Foundation grant, the Ocean Observatories Initiative collected and shared data from more than 800 instruments and a transmission network across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, making Rutgers–New Brunswick the hub for the world’s richest source of new in-water oceanographic data.
The fight against type 2 diabetes may soon improve thanks to a pioneering high-fiber diet study led by Liping Zhao, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, School of Arts and Sciences, at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Diets high in diverse fibers led to better blood glucose control, greater weight loss, and better lipid levels.
Dining Services has distributed more than 15,000 reusable bottles, with a goal of saving one million cups from the landfill by fall 2018. Rutgers is also home to one of the country’s largest solar arrays, which provides 63 percent of the power on the Livingston campus. Find out other ways Rutgers is going green. Watch the video.
The institute, which aims to prepare students and future business leaders to drive successful results in sustainable organizations that are financially, environmentally and socially responsible, was founded by MBA alumnus Gary Cohen, who intends to contribute $1 million toward its creation.
The 3D-printed smart gel technology could lead to the creation of an artificial heart, stomach, and other muscles, along with new devices for diagnosing diseases, detecting, and delivering drugs, and performing underwater inspections.