DeMatteis School


From the very start of their undergraduate career, computer science and engineering students at the DeMatteis School have access to state-of-the-art technologies, machinery, and equipment. Thanks to an ongoing $12 million facilities renovation that began in 2012, Hofstra is home to 17 laboratories including our new Mechatronics Laboratory and Big Data Laboratory, our Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratory (featuring among other advanced technologies an Atomic Force Microscope), the Ultrasound Research Laboratory, and the Particle Image Velocimetry System now available in our Aerodynamics & Transport Phenomena Laboratory. The availability of a highly advanced 3D Printer Laboratory also allows students to create prototypes for industrial products or research projects.

Engineering | Computer Science

Engineering Facilities

  • Asylum MFP-3D-BIO Atomic Force Microscope
  • HR-2 Discovery Rheometer
  • 260 Connex 3D Printer
  • Zeiss Primo Vert Microscope
  • Axio Observer Z1 Fluorescent Microscope
  • Stepone Plus qPCR System
  • BD FACSVerse 3 Laser Flow Cytometer
  • Nanodrop 2000 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Fluxion Bioflux Microfluidic System
  • Assorted Peristaltic and Syringe Pump

Learn more about the Hofstra University Cell and Tissue Engineering Lab

This laboratory is used for instruction and experiments in the environmental engineering component of the civil engineering program.

  • Eppendorf 5810R Refrigerated Centrifuge w/Cell Culture Package
  • Humboldt 500 kip Compression Machine
  • Cole-Parmer dual-syringe infusion pump
  • Tuttnauer/Heidolph Brinkmann Tabletop Autoclave
  • Digital with Printer 0.8 cubic feet
  • Hach 2100Q Portable Tubidimeter Kit
  • Sieve Shaker
  • Proctor compaction apparatus
  • Hach DR 6000 UV VIS Spectrophotometer with RFID
  • Technology
  • Incubators
  • Armfield Aerobic digester

This laboratory is used for the teaching of introductory and advanced level electrical engineering concepts, including the design of electronic and digital circuits. All engineering students use this lab in their introduction to electrical engineering through hands-on instruction in oscilloscope use, transient and steady-state analysis, and the design of operational amplifiers.

  • Digitized Oscilloscopes with Spectrum Analyzers
  • Digitized Function Generators
  • Digitized Power Supplies
  • Digital Circuit Design and Microcontroller Boards
  • Computers for Data Acquisition and Computer Aided Design (CAD)

This laboratory is used for the instruction of specific engineering-based software packages. When the laboratory is not being used for instruction, it serves as a general computer laboratory for all engineering students.

  • 40 work stations
  • Software includes: AutoCAD
    • MatLab
    • Comsol
    • STAAD
    • Other engineering design software

In this laboratory, mechanical engineering students perform experiments in fluid mechanics. The subsonic and supersonic wind tunnels as well as the water channel and water table are used for hands-on instruction in laboratory experiments.

  • Low turbulence subsonic wind tunnel and Mach 3.2 supersonic wind tunnel
  • Water channel: open channel hydraulics
  • Water table for flow visualization and shock simulation

This laboratory is used for teaching of the lab sections of ENGG15: Designing the Human Made World. Students in the course meet in teams weekly in the lab and perform hands-on design experiences. These design experiences culminate at the end of each semester in the grand design challenge, a team-based design competition.

This laboratory is used by all students in the civil and mechanical engineering programs in a laboratory course on the experimental determination of the properties of engineering materials. The laboratory equipment is used to apply axial, flexural, and torsional stresses to test samples as well as nondestructive testing of materials.

  • Instron 5kN Single Column Benchtop Test Stands
  • Instron 50kN Dual Column Tabletop Test Stand
  • Tinius Olsen 30Kip Large Frame Test Stand
  • Tinius Olsen 60Kip Hydraulic Sm Frame Test Stand
  • Ceast/Instron Pendulum Type Charpy/IZOD Impact Tester
  • Admet 5kN Fatigue Testing System
  • Rockwell Hardness Tester
  • Heat Treatment Furnace
  • Two Buehler MetaServ Metallurgical Grinder
  • Polishers w/PowerHead
  • Buehler SimpliMet XPS1 Automatic Metallurgical
  • Mounting Press
  • Buehler AbrasiMet 250 Metallurgical Cutting Device
  • Nikon Eclipse LV-N Upright Metallurgical Microscope w/
  • Nomarski & 5MP Camera
  • Phenom G2 Pro Desktop Scanning Electron Microscope

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The Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory gives DeMatteis School students experience in multidisciplinary systems engineering with a combination of academic rigor and best industry practices. It is designed to instill a human-centered, model-based approach to real-world problem solving and rapid prototyping. Equipment in the lab includes a complete six-work-cell automation facility with two robots, conveyor, and vision system; 10 two-person lab stations with the latest measurement and control hardware and software; a mechanical prototype tester; laser cutter; 3D printer; seven degrees-of-freedom robotic arm; and parallel robot. The lab is used in a sequence of junior- and senior-level mechanical engineering lecture and lab courses in a studio mode. Instruction features an integration of presentation, discussion, problem solving by hand and by computer, and hardware used for real-time measurement and control.

This laboratory is used for instruction of mechanical engineering students in the design of systems that produce power or refrigeration. Laboratory experiments are designed for applying the theories of thermodynamics and thermal engineering with thermal and energy equipment.

  • Heat exchangers
  • Air conditioner design testing unit
  • Heat pump
  • HVAC design tools

The Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory was created to support student and faculty research projects and prototyping needs and allows for the development of precision components and advanced design concepts. It is available for use by all Engineering and Computer Science faculty and students and is incorporated into many of our applied science lab curriculums and workshops.

  • Stratasys Dimension Elite ABS 3D printer
  • Object Connex 260 high-resolution 3D printer
  • Modeling Power Wash Station
  • Epilog 75w Laser cutter/engraver

Computer Science Facilities

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  • 21 x Big Data Servers (420TB combined servers storage, 20TB per big data server)
  • 20 x Linux Workstations
  • 10 x 10TB NAS storage (100TB combined)
  • 5 x routers/switch
  • 2 x 60TB of High Performance NAS storage
  • 60KW UPS

More About the Big Data Lab

This lab is used for Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems, Assembly language, Mobile Application development classes, and Robotics. The lab is equipped with:

  • 20 Macs
  • Two Calliope autonomous robots with camera and robotic arm
  • iPads and Samsung tablets
  • EasyAVR and BigAVR Microprocessor boards
  • Easy 8501 development boards
  • Raspberry PI boards
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Signal generator equipment
  • Electronic measuring device
  • Protoboards

The Cybersecurity Innovation and Research Center provides a 'war room' environment with a cyber range and virtual environment where students can engage in cyber attack scenarios. The lab is equipped with:

  • 36 x workstations
  • 5 x wall-mount LCD displays
  • IoT devices, including VR headsets and Smart Speakers
  • 11 x servers
  • 17 x routers/switches
  • 2 x 200TB of High Performance NAS storage
  • 5KW UPS

More About the Cybersecurity Center

  • 16 graphics machine with NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards and Unity game developing software.

This lab is used for introductory programming courses as well as for advanced classes such as Operating Systems, Software Engineering, Programming Languages, and Graphics. The lab is equipped with:

  • 30 machines with Linux operating systems and associated software development tools for Java, Python, C++
  • One server
  • Linux/Windows machines for use by students working on entrepreneurial or research projects

This lab is used for advanced classes such as Web Application Development, Network Security, Secure Systems, Database Systems, and Networking. The lab is equipped with:

  • 21 Windows machines with specialized application software such as Microsoft MSDNA development software, Matlab