Civil Engineering Labs
Coastal and Hydraulic Engineering Research Laboratory (CHERL). This lab offers a wide range of research opportunities to study topics on coastal engineering, fluid mechanics, and hydraulics in civil engineering. The state-of-the-art combined wave and bi-directional current flume of 80 ft long, 5 ft wide, and 5 ft deep, as well as other advanced instruments are used to conduct experiments on coastal structures, beach morphology, marine and hydrokinetic energy, open channel flow, and other applications.
Environmental Engineering Molecular Science Laboratory. The Environmental Engineering Molecular Science Laboratory develops new technology to solve environmental problems using advanced molecular tools and techniques.
High-Performance Supercomputing Cluster. Our department has recently commissioned a high-performance computing cluster, named “Zagros”. Zagros is equipped with execution and compute nodes connected by low-latency/high-throughput local interconnects (InfiniBand). This supercomputing cluster is a 76-node Intel Xeon E5-2670 which contains 1,216 cores. Each node has 128GB RAM and for a total of 9.728TB memory system wide. Each node is connected via 40Gbps Infiniband network for intranode communications. Storage for the cluster is a Lustre system with 72GB usable and connected via Infiniband.
Lightweight and Multifunctional Structures Laboratory. The Lightweight and Multifunctional Structures Laboratory is dedicated to the development and meso-scale characterization of engineered materials (e.g., hybrids, composites, and metamaterials); lightweight (i.e., slender, thin-walled) structures; and multifunctional structures (e.g., smart, adaptive, multi-physics). The laboratory is equipped for experimental research in the areas of engineered materials for energy management; energy harvesting materials and devices; slender thin-walled structures; and structural health monitoring.
Sustainable Geotechniques Laboratory. In the TAGS Laboratory, we study the thermo-mechanical behavior of soils under combined thermal and structural loadings. The lab is equipped with 3 thermo-mechanical triaxial cells that can apply temperatures ranging from below freezing up to 100 °C to the tested soil sample. Further, the lab is equipped with a strong floor supporting a 12'x12' 1-g soil box that is 7' high, which is designed to study the behavior of pile elements, footings and thermal improvement techniques for various soil types.
Civil Engineering Materials Teaching Laboratory I. The Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory I is a high-ceiling work space for the construction and testing of civil engineering materials. The space is also dedicated for our ASCE concrete canoe and steel bridge teams.
Civil Engineering Materials Teaching Laboratory II. The Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory II is designed primarily for undergraduate teaching. The laboratory includes modern material and geotechnical testing equipment such as a Shimadzu 300 kN University Testing Machine, Constant and Falling Head Permeameter, Consolidation Load Frame, Direct Residual Shear testing device, Triaxial Testing instrument, Marshall Load Frame, and Concrete Compression Tester.
Civil Engineering Hydraulics Teaching Laboratory. The hydraulics laboratory is designed for teaching purposes in our undergraduate program and contains a variety of new equipment for studies of weirs, orifice and jet flow, energy loss, open channel flow, and fluid statics
University Labs and Centers
SensorCat New York State Center for Advanced Technologies
Trace Organic Chemical Mass Spectrometry
Flax Pond Marine Laboratory
Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center
External Labs and Facilities
National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) II, Brookhaven National Lab. The NSLS II is a new, one-of-a-kind user facility located at BNL, approximately 20 miles from the main Stony Brook campus.
Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), Brookhaven National Lab. The CFN is a state-of-the-art user facility located at BNL, approximately 20 miles from the main Stony Brook campus.