Combustion & Energy Research (COMER) Lab
The primary research goal of lab members is to further the understanding and application of fuel cell combustion in the energy field. Combining a fundamental knowledge of thermodynamics, chemistry, heat transfer, and combustion allows for a wide range of projects related to harvesting, sustaining and converting energy… Read more about the Combustion & Energy Research (COMER) Lab.
Flow Visualization Lab
Led by Melissa Green, the Flow Visualization lab seeks to understand the dynamics in vortex-dominated hydrodynamic flow fields using both qualitative and quantitative flow measurements… Read more about the Flow Visualization Lab.
Total Indoor Environmental Quality (TIEQ) Lab
The TIEQ Lab is an indoor environmental quality and building HVAC system test bed. Researchers use it to study how multiple factors—including temperature, humidity, air quality, lighting and sound—combine to affect human health and performance in built environments… Read more about the Total Indoor Environmental Quality (TIEQ) Lab.
Material Archi-Techtonic Research (MATR) Lab
The Material Archi-Techtonic Research Lab (MATR) is an interdisciplinary Syracuse School of Architecture research group directed by Daekwon Park. Located at the Syracuse Center of Excellence, the group focuses on the intersection between design, material science and environmental engineering… Read more about the Material Archi-Techtonic Research (MATR) Lab.
Applied Sciences & Technology Research in Architecture (ASTRA) Lab
The ASTRA Lab conducts interdisciplinary, multi-scalar investigation into architectural, planning, and technology integration approaches… Read more about the Applied Sciences & Technology Research in Architecture (ASTRA) Lab.
The green roof at the Syracuse Center of Excellence headquarters building was developed to provide rainwater retention and curb the urban heat island effect, as well as provide a visible connection to nature. The building site also features two storm water retention tanks to control run-off entering the sewer system. Rain and meltwater are collected from seven separate drains on the roof and stored in a 8,000-gallon tank in the building… Read more about the Green Roof.
Thermodynamics and Combustion Lab
The Thermodynamics and Combustion Laboratory (TCL) investigates combustion properties of alternative and conventional fuels with the aim of improving energy conversion efficiencies and reducing emissions of harmful byproducts. The work combines experiments, modeling, and simulations aimed at understanding and developing predictive models for ignition phenomena, flame propagation… Read more about the Thermodynamics and Combustion Lab.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Lab
The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Lab provides complete testing facilities for autonomous guidance, navigation, and control of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)s in an indoor environment… Read more about the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Lab.
Rooftop Research Platform
A full-access rooftop used for the placement of sensors and sampling equipment for air quality research and building system performance studies. Current research using this platform is in the areas of atmospheric particulate pollutants, solar collector performance, and LED lighting technology.
Collaborative Project Space
Additional research and office space is available for industry partners working with faculty and students on projects in our areas of focus.