ABS Engineering Center
This three-story structure on Hudson Street was originally built during World War II and used to test torpedoes and other defense technologies. Through the generous support of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), the facility transformed into an interdisciplinary teaching and research complex where students and faculty collaborate on design projects from robotics to building materials, maritime craft and green technology.
The newly refurbished space opened in 2016, extending Stevens’ reach in key areas of engineering, design and homeland security.
The main floor and atrium of the Center’s three floors include five lab spaces:
• A Systems Integration Laboratory utilized by Stevens senior project teams
• A Fluids Laboratory utilized by civil, environmental and naval engineering students to study core fluid dynamics
• A Structural and Building Materials Laboratory, including static and dynamic testing frames, a furnace and environmental control chambers
• A Robust Field Autonomy Laboratory utilized for research on underwater robots, among other projects
• A Naval Engineering Laboratory where maritime industry challenges such as energy efficiency, short sea shipping, the development of autonomous vehicles and the design and control of small ships are studied and addressed
The upper floors feature offices for teaching faculty and postdoctoral fellows, and a seminar room that can accommodate events, colloquia and project presentations.