Founded in 1854, the Institute adopted the European polytechnic university model which tend to be primarily devoted to the instruction of technical arts and applied sciences.; it is the second oldest private engineering and technology institute in the United States. Its laboratory instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels led to close cooperation with industry.
Its main campus is centrally located in the MetroTech Center, the nation’s largest urban university-industry science and technology park. NYU-Poly is MetroTech’s founding member. NYU-Poly operates several on-campus and off-campus business incubators and is known for its success in the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the marketplace. NYU-Poly is one of the eight schools of NYU that is part of the NYU Entrepreneurs Network (NYUEN).
NYU Polytechnic is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Doctorate-Granting “Research University” with very high research activity. Its financial engineering program was the second program of its kind and the first curriculum to be certified by the International Association of Financial Engineers. It was one of the first universities to introduce a cyber security program and is designated as both a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and a Center of Academic Excellence in Research by the National Security Agency.
Polytechnic is the first school in New York City to receive the designation Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the U.S. National Security Agency. The first polymer science and polymer engineering programs in the U.S. began at NYU-Poly. In 1950, the NYU-Poly division of the American Chemical Society was formed, and has since grown to the second-largest division in this association with nearly 8,000 members.
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NYU School of Engineering’s Nikhil Gupta and Collaborators Discover a Way to Expand the Applications of Metal Matrix Syntactic Foams to Autos, Ships, Trains, and More
A team of researchers reports success in pioneering tests of a layered material with a lightweight metal matrix syntactic foam core that holds significant potential for automobiles, trains, ships, and other applications requiring lightweight structural components that retain their strength even when bent or compressed.
The research team of Nikhil Gupta, a NYU School of Engineering associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, working with the Toledo, Ohio, company Deep Springs Technology and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, published their findings in Materials Science and Engineering: A .
Conventional metal foams have gas-filled pores within the metal, which reduce weight but pose some drawbacks, such as difficulty in controlling the size and shape of the pores during manufacturing.
By contrast, metal matrix syntactic foams incorporate porosity in their foam-like structure by means of hollow particles. In recent years there has been an upsurge in the use of these materials, mainly because of their compressive strength. However, bending strength was a limitation for many potential applications, notably automotive structures.
Metallic foams previously have been sandwiched between two stiff sheets, which provide increased flexural strength while the foam core allows the material to withstand large deformation and absorb energy. But Gupta and his colleagues are the first to develop a metal matrix syntactic foam core sandwich composite.
Their study focused on an aluminum alloy filled with hollow alumina particles sandwiched with carbon fabric face-sheets. The researchers discovered that the resulting layered material reduced weight but also increased stiffness and offered high energy absorption. These qualities make the metal matrix syntactic foam sandwich attractive for automotive floor board panels and other applications in which bending properties are important.