Center for Environmental and Life Sciences

Scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2015, the new 107,500-square-foot Center for Environmental and Life Sciences will expand the University’s science research infrastructure by 50 percent. State-of-the-art classrooms and research labs will support programs and research in sustainability science, pharmaceutical biochemistry and medicinal chemistry, as well as in biological, computing and mathematical sciences.

Rendering of the Center for Environmental and Life Sciences

Designed to foster collaborative research and industry partnerships, the Center will also house the University’s Sokol Institute for the Pharmaceutical Life Sciences; PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies; and Passaic River Institute. 

“The Center for Environmental and Life Sciences’ cutting-edge research facilities will attract top STEM students and faculty who otherwise might have left the state.” – Robert Prezant, Dean, College of Science and Mathematics. 


  • 7 Trans-disciplinary research labs
  • 6 Core research labs
  • 150-seat lecture hall
  • 1 Electron microscopy suite
  • 1 Nuclear magnetic resonance suite
  • 1 Vivarium