Our Center for Advanced Sensor Technology

Sensor CAT is a New York State-funded link between Stony Brook University and New York business. We rely on University intellectual and material resources to help grow high-technology manufacturing in the State.


The program of the Center for Advanced Technology in Diagnostic Tools and Sensor Systems (Sensor CAT) is driven by needs of NYS industries that develop, manufacture, or employ sensors. We pay particular attention to supporting science-based start-ups, especially those connected with university research. This support includes universal modern prototyping facilities, assistance by the CAT’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence, and the CAT’s connections with NY investment community.


  • Operating since 1998 under NY State grant to help companies generate economic impact
  • Provides co-funding for company collaborations; serves as portal to campus resources
  • Scope: All projects relating to applications of the S.T.E.M. fields, all across campus
  • Environment is Non-Exclusive: Sensor CAT resources provided are additive to those of other Stony Brook University Centers


Sensor CAT/CEWIT Pathways of Aid to Collaborating Companies

  • Offsetting the cost of faculty collaborations
  • Identifying access to unique research infrastructure/equipment across SBU
  • Access to Sensor CAT’s rapid prototyping research facilities via collaboration
  • Access to Sensor CAT/CEWIT Entrepreneur in Residence Program, a business brainstorming collaboration


How is Programmatic Performance of the Sensor CAT Metricized?

  • Economic Impact achieved by company with Sensor CAT assistance
    • As substantiated by brief company letters to NYSTAR—letters not published
  • Selected Examples of Economic Impact:
    • Company creates one or more jobs
    • Company gains patent protection
    • Company launches new product line
  • Sensor CAT and Company Goals Align

Upcoming Events

CEWIT2017 Conference · November 7 & 8, 2017 · CEWIT

CEWIT2017 is the premier international forum on the applications of emerging technologies in infrastructure, healthcare, and energy - three of the most critical components of a smarter global environment.

A New York State Center for Advanced Technology at Stony Brook University.

Sensor CAT, Stony Brook University | Suffolk Hall, Room 115B, Stony Brook, NY 11794-6217 | sensorcat.stonybrook.edu