Research Overview


Research Overview

In 2015, faculty research grant proposals totaled just shy of $16 million. Our faculty research is far-reaching, changing how companies do business and how consumers use products.

Some areas of focus for our faculty include:

  • Synthesis and characterization of bio-based resins for the development of sustainable polymers and composites for Department of Defense applications, Joseph Stanzione Ph.D.
  • Sustainable P2 design for batch-based specialty chemical manufacture for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, C. Stewart Slater, Ph.D.
  • Laser scanning aggregates for real time property identification, Beena Sukumaran Ph.D.
  • MRI: Acquisition of a high performance computer (HPC) to integrate data, intensive research and education: bringing HPC to South Jersey, Nidhal Bouaynaya, Ph.D.
  • Using bioengineering scaffolds loaded with neurotrophins to enhance functional recovery after locomotor training in SCI animals, Anita Singh, Ph.D.
  • Reverse engineering neuroegeneration: A systems biology approach, Mary Staehle, Ph.D.
  • Development of an advanced multi-scale non-invasive thermal technique for landfill monitoring and fire warning for U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rouzbeh Nazar, Ph.D.
  • Extreme precipitation projections and multi-model ensembles to assess potential impacts on flood frequency and storm water infrastructure in a changing climate in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., Joseph Daraio, Ph.D.

Technology firms tap into the expertise of Rowan faculty with research competencies in biotechnology, sustainability, infrastructure, materials, information technology and many other area at our South Jersey Technology Park. SJTP’s mission is to:

  • Expand and strengthen the unique research and learning environment of Rowan University
  • Establish a technology-based entrepreneurial economy
  • Create value for its surrounding communities in their economic, physical and social development

The Samuel H. Jones Innovation Center at the South Jersey Technology Park houses 16 research and development labs and more than 15 small businesses.