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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.

Sustainability and Health of Urban Infrastructure Laboratory.  The goal of the Sustainability and Health of Urban Infrastructure Laboratory is to create ways to improve the safety and sustainability of our infrastructure.  We seek to create innovative yet practical solutions to keeping our urban environment healthy and reliable. 

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

Geospatial Center 

Trace Element Laboratory 

Trace Organic Chemical Mass Spectrometry Laboratory

Flax Pond Marine Laboratory

Southampton Marine Station

Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center 

Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology

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.

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