SDG 9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure - Faculty Activities and Centers


John Cantwell
Distinguished Professor, International Business at Rutgers University
Rutgers Business School

John Cantwell is the author of Technological Innovation and Multinational Corporations (Basil Blackwell, 1989). This book helped to launch new literature on multinational companies and international networks for technology creation, beyond merely international technology transfer. His published research spans the fields of international business and management, economics, economic history and philosophy, economic geography, and innovation studies.   



Alok Baveja
Professor, Supply Chain Management
Rutgers Business School
Alok Baveja’s expertise is in the use of innovative modeling and technologies for managing operations in the public and private sectors, including for transportation systems, urban operations, and resource allocation optimization. He has participated or led nearly 10 research projects at Rutgers, including “Next Generation Sustainable Freight Transportation,” which aims to address traffic congestion, air pollution, noise pollution, and fuel consumption caused by moving freight.  

Nenad Gucunski
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
School of Engineering
Nenad Gucunski is an internationally recognized expert in nondestructive evaluation technologies that assess infrastructure degradation and deterioration. He is an elected member of Nondestructive Evaluation Technologies (NDT) Academia International. In addition to his extensive work in various seismic, ultrasonic, and electromagnetic NDE techniques, he has conducted research in the areas of geotechnical earthquake engineering and dynamic soil-structure interaction.   

Mohsen A. Jafari
Chair, Industrial Systems and Engineering
School of Engineering

Since 2006, Mohsen Jafari’s research focus has been on control and optimization of energy systems with applications in Distributed Energy Resources (DER), microgrids, smart grid and Demand Side Management (DSM). Jafari has been active in research concerning transportation safety since 2005 and developed a commercial crash analysis software that is currently being used by New Jersey state transportation and police agencies and provinces in China. His traffic safety research is now extending to real time safety risk technology connecting to on-board and mobile devices.   

Carl Pray
Distinguished Professor, Department of Agriculture, Food, and Resource Economics
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Carl Pray’s research focuses on agricultural science and technology policy in China, South Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Key issues of his research examine how government research, policy, intellectual property rights, regulations, and advances in science influence the development of adoption of new agricultural technology—and how that technology impacts poor farmers in Asia and Africa.

Hal Salzman
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Hal Salzman’s research focuses on labor markets, workplace restructuring, skill requirements, and globalization of innovation, engineering, and technology design. Recently, he has been writing on the science and technology policy implications of his research.   

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Research Centers

Alan M Voorhees Transportation Center, aerial view of Easton Ave at 27 in New Brunswick. Photo by Adam Moss.

Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center

The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy was created in 1998 to facilitate informed public debate on critical transportation issues and to conduct research in areas not otherwise addressed by conventional sponsors. The center specializes in identifying and exploring transportation linkages to other public policy areas, such as economic development, land use, political governance, finance, and social policy.

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Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

Across all transportation modes, the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation at the School of Engineering works to maintain and improve U.S. infrastructure, lower life-cycle costs, increase resilience, and promote safe, economically efficient, and environmentally sound ways to keep our country moving.

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