George J. Kostas Building

The mission of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security is to advance resilience in the face of 21st century risks. The institute will foster collaborative, use-inspired research aimed at expanding the capacity of communities, critical systems, and infrastructure to withstand, respond to, and recover from manmade and natural catastrophes.

Our new facility offers a secure environment for innovative translational research conducted by private-public-academic multidisciplinary research teams.

These teams will include not just researchers in science, engineering, and technology fields, but also experts in the social sciences, law, and other public-policy spheres.

In addition to research, the Kostas Institute will also serve a convening function for researchers, the university community, and practitioners in the fields of homeland security and emergency management.