Offsite Facilities

SyracuseCoE is not limited to the labs and testbeds in our HQ building. We work with many offsite facilities, including research centers and testing facilities. By working with SyracuseCoE, our industry Partners, faculty, and collaborators have access to these facilities, expanding their resources and expertise for research and development. This allows for more comprehensive testing and validation of new technologies and promotes innovation and growth. Through these collaborations, our Partners benefit from increased exposure to the newest technologies and ideas, and have the opportunity to share their own knowledge and expertise with other industry leaders and researchers.

Building Energy and Environmental Systems Lab (BEESL)

Jianshun “Jensen” Zhang
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University
Executive Director, Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems

An SU academic and industrial research lab to advance innovations in IEQ, building energy efficient, and building protection – equipped to model and test various emission control, ventilation, air cleaning, and building envelope technologies. More

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Building Envelope Systems Test (BEST) Facility

Jianshun “Jensen” Zhang
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University
Executive Director, Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems

On SU’s South Campus, this facility monitors the performance of air-barriers-systems of materials, like wall assemblies, that control air movement in and out of buildings. Also tests integrated building envelopes and energy POD for heating, cooling, energy-recovering ventilations, and multi-zone AC and air distribution control systems.

Biofilm Engineering Lab

Dacheng Ren
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs Stevenson Endowed Professor, Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University

Understanding and controlling microbial biofilms to promote basic science and knowledge-based technology development in the fields of disease control, bioremediation, and sustainability. More

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Center for Environmental Systems Engineering (CESE)

Charles T. Driscoll
University Professor of Environmental Systems and Distinguished Professor, National Academy of Engineering Member, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University

22,000 sq. ft. accommodation s to research environmental systems including core labs; microbiology, soil, analytical, water, acid wash, trace metals, clean room, radioactive isotope lab, dark room, constant temp rooms, cold room, and teaching facilities. More

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Center for Solid-State Electric Power Storage

Quinn Qiao
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University

CEPS is an IUCRC center that focuses on the next generation of energy storage: solid-state batteries that are safe, efficient, fast charging, and cost-effective. More

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Construction Information Technology Lab – CIT

Min Liu
Professor and Abdallah H. Yabroudi Endowed Professor in Sustainable Civil Infrastructure, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University
Director, Syracuse University Infrastructure Institute

CIT is committed to research, education, and technology transfer for issues related to infrastructure sensing (from the construction phase and beyond), data analysis, and knowledge generation. More

Dynamic Sustainability Lab – DSL

Jay Golden
Pontarelli Professor of Environmental Sustainability and Finance, Public Administration and International Affairs Department
Senior Research Associate, Center for Environmental Policy and Administration

DSL examines the opportunities as well as risks and unintended consequences resulting from the rapid transition to a new generation of sustainable technologies, strategies, and policies. More

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Functional Nanomaterial Laboratory for Green Energy Harvesting

Weiwei Zhang
Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, Syracuse University

The research in the Zheng group is highly interdisciplinary and lies at the intersection of materials chemistry and nanotechnology, solid-state chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and photophysics. More

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Geospatial Urban Study Group

Aims to quantitatively reveal the complex interaction between spatial structures of the urban environment and micro-climate changes and to provide services for emerging urban needs using a variety of geospatial concepts and techniques

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Infrastructure Institute

Min Liu
Professor and Abdallah H. Yabroudi Endowed Professor in Sustainable Civil Infrastructure, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University
Director, Syracuse University Infrastructure Institute

The Syracuse University Infrastructure Institute focuses on bringing together public and private sector groups and companies to plan, design and suggest ways to implement new infrastructures. More

Infrastructure Management and Construction Engineering Lab

Baris Salman
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University

Improving sustainability and resilience of civil infrastructure systems through technological approaches to traditional infrastructure management and construction engineering practices. Generating decision support systems to achieve State Good Repair (SGR) in consideration of economic, social, and environmental benefit and cost. More

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Zhao Qin
Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University

Laboratory for Multiscale Material Modelling – MREL

The multidisciplinary group’s research interests are in the areas of management, and bio-mechanical systems with a focus on energy and water desalination, and an emphasis on using the fundamentals of nano-science and nano-technology to build efficient macro-scale mechanical systems. More

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Smart Grid & Power System Research Lab

Sara Eftekharnejad
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University

Used to simulate sun and wind to integrate these into new power sources into the smart grid system and develop new methodologies to address emerging grid challenges. More

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Smart Vision Systems Lab

Senem Velipasalar
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse Univerisity

Current research projects cover the areas of computer vision, embedded systems, sensor networks, and wireless. More

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The Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering (CASE)

The Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering (CASE) at Syracuse University is an applied research center that catalyzes growth in the high-tech economy of New York State by assembling interdisciplinary academic and private sector teams to develop innovative solutions in complex behavioral, information. More

Syracuse Technology Garden

Syracuse Technology Garden operated by CenterState CEO in downtown Syracuse includes space and services to create and grow new businesses. Services include assistance with developing business plans, connections to experienced mentors, access to angel investors and venture capital, and introductions to potential clients and strategic partners. More

The Clean Tech Center

The Clean Tech Center operated by CenterState CEO at the Syracuse Technology Garden is one of six clean technology incubators funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). It provides support for entrepreneurs and early-stage companies through incubation, acceleration, and retention. More

The NYS Science & Technology Law Center (NYS STLC)

The NYS STLC is dedicated to providing legal research, education, and information to help commercialize new technologies from labs into markets. More

The CNY Biotech Accelerator

Led by SUNY Upstate Medical University. Located adjacent to SyracuseCoE in the CNY Innovation Crossroads district, CNYBAC is a 60,000 sq. ft. facility with labs, services, coordinated resources, mentorship and education for individuals and startups involved in the commercialization of biotech and biomedical innovation. More

The Intelligent Control of Urban and Built Environments (ICUBE)

The Intelligent Control of Urban and Built Environments (ICUBE) test bed enables researchers to study and document how to improve environmental quality and energy efficiency in “built” environments, such as offices, schools, homes, and surrounding urban settings. The test bed allows researchers to study the office environment and its energy burden under real-world conditions, rather than in a test chamber setting, as is normally done.

Field Demonstration Sites

Field demonstration sites in Syracuse, NY have been used since 2007 for SyracuseCoE to collaborate with community partners to conduct feasibility studies and field demonstration projects at more than 60 sites, including homes, commercial buildings, and whole neighborhoods.