The Department Research Program has three goals:
Promote, facilitate and integrate faculty and cadet research across the department.
Connect IAD(A) research (away game) with continued work at USMA (home game).
Leverage three centers of excellence, tremendous Title 10 civilian faculty experience, and collaborations with DoD/DoE/University laboratories for cutting-edge opportunities ranging from fundamental science to applied DoD research.
Point of Contact - LTC James Trimble, 845-938-3670
Nuclear Science and Engineering Research Center (NSERC)
The Nuclear Science and Engineering Research Center is a Defense Threat Reduction Agency activity located at West Point that boasts two full time research officers and a state of the art nuclear detection laboratory, as well as conferencing and computing facilities
Point of Contact - LTC Chad Schools, 845-938-0093
Space and Missile Defense Command Research and Analysis Center SMDC-RAC
The Space and Missile Defense Command's Research and Analysis Center (RAC) within the Physics and Nuclear Engineering Department at West Point is a prominent research center within the DoD Degree Granting School Network for the development, study, and experimentation of strategic capabilities for support of the tactical ground warfighter, while mentoring and ensuring the current and next generation of leaders are cognizant of the Space, Missile Defense, and High Altitude domains.
Point of Contact - LTC Todd Book, 845-938-7247
Photonics Research Center (PRC)
Our original research center, the Photonics Research Center of Excellence, is a cooperative venture between ourselves, the Departments of Chemistry and Life Science and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the Army Research Office, and the Army Research Laboratory. The PRC also serves as a conduit for research at West Point into laser and photonics applications for other DoD agencies.
Point of Contact - COL John Hartke, 845-938-3014