Next Generation Environmental Sensor Lab (NGENS)


An open resource for environmental sensors, low cost sensors, control and communication modules, and characterization and calibration chambers for designing and deploying sensors and sensor networks in the urban and exurban settings. They have high-end refernce instruments for:

  • trace gases
  • greenhouse gases
  • volatile organic compounds
  • particulates
  • radiation
  • noise
  • phenology and thermal imaging
  • soil and water analysis



Ricardo Toledo-Crow, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Facility Director, Next Generation Environmental Sensors

Facility Structure

This lab also manages the rooftop observatory that provides an ideal space in upper Manhattan to stage instrumentation for urban air monitoring.


The facility houses CO2/H2O analyzer (Li-Cor LI-850), CH4/CO2/H2O portable platform (LI-7810), NO2/NO/NOx monitor (2B 405nm), O3 monitor, Aerosol and PM monitors, C-N analyser (Elementar Vario Max), Thermal Imager, and regulatory sensors. They also have a design and fabrication facility to prototype and stage environmental sensors, enclosures and fixtures. It has: CNC mill, lathe, 3D printer, laser cutting, hand & woodworking tools, CAD workstations, electronic testing and measurement. To view a full list of the instruments available in the NGENS Facility, please click here.

Last Updated: 09/22/2023 14:03