Research Centers and Institutes

Innovation lives in different research centers across campus. Exciting developments are taking place in hard sciences like environmental and energy systems, biomaterials, and computer security and soft sciences like human policy and global affairs. Contact us to help you find the expertise you need.

The Ballentine Investment Institute
The activities of The Ballentine Investment Institute in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management are meant to “bring the markets alive,” allowing students to experience and study the markets as they move, in real time, and to learn from people who are in the thick of things, day in and day out.

The Syracuse Biomaterials Institute (SBI)
The Syracuse Biomaterials Institute (SBI) is an interdisciplinary institute focused on research in biomaterials, smart medical devices, and biological/tissue-engineered constructs. Biomaterials are natural and synthetic substances designed to treat, augment, or replace tissues and organs of the human body as treatments to disease or injury. SBI researchers are engaged in a wide spectrum of problems, ranging from fundamental studies of the biochemical and physical processes controlling cell functions to the development of new technologies for biomedical applications. Emphasis is placed on fundamental and applied studies related to medical implants spanning cardiovascular, neurological, and orthopedic systems.

The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI)
The Burton Blatt Institute: Centers of Innovation on Disability (BBI) is building the premier organization to advance civic, economic, and social participation of persons with disabilities in a global society. BBI is named in honor of SU Centennial Professor Burton Blatt, who was a pioneer in humanizing services for people with disabilities. Through entrepreneurial innovation and public-private dialogue, BBI is creating the capacity to transform policy, systems, and people through inclusive education, the workforce, and communities.

Alan K. Campbell Public Affairs Institute
The Alan K. Campbell Public Affairs Institute is an interdisciplinary research organization in the Maxwell School dedicated to linking the worlds of scholarship and public affairs. Its mission is to examine the ideal of citizenship, its evolution, and the conditions under which it thrives. The Institute explores the relationship among citizens, private organizations, and government in an effort to understand the development and implementation of effective leadership, management, and policy. The Institute helps support faculty research, service projects, and doctoral student development and presents a wide range of seminars, workshops, and guest speakers, including the Sawyer Law and Politics Program, the State of Democracy Lecture Series, and the Maxwell Poll.

Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering (CASE)
The mission of the CASE Center is to be a key contributor to the high-technology economy of New York State by making available the intellectual (and other) resources of Syracuse University and collaborating with New York State businesses and economic development organizations.

Center for Environmental Policy and Administration (CEPA)
CEPA is an interdisciplinary center within Syracuse University’s Maxwell School. It explores environmental issues from an integrated perspective that considers technical, social, and humanistic aspects of environmental matters and prepares leaders who can blend those dimensions as they confront the world’s complex environmental challenges.

Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (CoE)
The Center of Excellence brings together a dynamic group of world-class participants. Universities. Research partners. Corporations. Economic development groups. All the participants are collaborating to develop new technologies, solutions, and applications that improve human health and productivity in built and urban environments..

Center on Human Policy (CHP)
The Center on Human Policy in the School of Education is a policy, research, and advocacy organization involved in the national movement to insure the rights of people with disabilities.

Center for Policy Research (CPR)
The Center for Policy Research is an interdisciplinary, applied policy research program in the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.

Center for Information and Systems Assurance and Trust (CISAT)
Located within the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Center for Information and Systems Assurance and Trust serves as a focus for multi-disciplinary education and research about theory and practices concerning protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems and the information they contain and convey.

Michael J. Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship
The Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management is affiliated with the Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises at Syracuse University. The mission is the facilitation of entrepreneurship activity on the campus, in the local and regional community, and beyond. The center focuses on outreach efforts, offering a portfolio of innovative programs and initiatives for various constituencies.

The H. H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management
Transportation and distribution have long been an important part of Central New York, going back to the Erie Canal and the Saint Lawrence Seaway. The H. H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management was established in 1920 through the generous donation of a local industrialist, the founder of the Franklin Automobile Company. SU’s supply chain management program and the Franklin Center have a rich history supporting student and faculty activities in supply chain management.

Geofoam Research Center (GRC)
The Geofoam Research Center in the College of Engineering and Computer Science is dedicated to research of geofoam properties, development of innovative applications, dissemination of technical information, and technology transfer through education.

Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism
The Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) is a multidisciplinary, university-based community of scholars and practitioners dynamically exploring and engaging national and international security and counterterrorism challenges. Leveraging the vast public and private sector experience of its faculty, staff, and associates, INSCT provides cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, graduate-level education, and public service and policy analysis.

Office of Institutional Research
The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment provides leadership in developing and implementing Syracuse University’s institutional research and assessment plan to support institutional planning, policy analysis, and program improvement. OIRA conducts and centrally coordinates research and assessment efforts for the University’s academic and administrative units.

Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
The mission of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs is to extend, integrate, and focus the Maxwell School’s commitment to exploring the international and global concerns raised by an interdependent world of diverse cultures, economies, and political systems; support interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects among teams of faculty and graduate students to work on understanding and solving critical world problems; and maintain a productive dialogue between the academic and policymaking communities in the process of translating theory into practice.

Olivia and Walter Kiebach Center for International Business Studies
The Kiebach Center in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management works to increase student appreciation, knowledge, and career development in international business. The center also promotes the international business expertise in the teaching, scholarship, and service of the faculty.

Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC)
Housed in the Maxwell School, PARCC advances the theory and practice of the analysis of conflict, the resolution of conflict, collaborative problem solving, and collaborative governance.

Harry E. Salzberg Memorial Program
Since 1949, the Harry E. Salzberg Memorial Program has been presenting Salzberg Medallions to individuals and companies in recognition of outstanding achievement in or contributions to the fields of transportation, logistics, and supply chain management. Organized by the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, the program features lectures by the medallion recipients, as well as presentations from other distinguished professionals and selected students. The audience is drawn from the Syracuse University community, officials and policy makers from all levels of government, and the national business community.

Earl V. Snyder Innovation Management Program
The Earl V. Snyder Innovation Management Research Center in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management is dedicated to the study and understanding of innovation and how it works, and the continuous advancement of performance in innovation and its management.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)
The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse—a joint center of the Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management—is a data gathering, data research and data distribution organization providing access to comprehensive information on federal staffing, spending, and enforcement activities of the federal government.