The mission of the International Center for Sensor Science and Engineering (ICSSE) is to foster communications within the scientific and engineering community about sensors and exchange experiences with academia, industry and research labs through support of scientist, engineer, student and faculty research and exchanges; provide an interdisciplinary environment for broader areas of sensor research.

The ICSSE at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) performs basic and applied research in developing chemical and biological sensing systems with novel materials and unique sensing platforms. The Center provides the state-of-the-art facilities and the expertise in sensor research. The research outcome will benefit the society and improve the quality of life through a cleaner environment, more efficient energy usage, earlier diagnosis and effective treatment of diseases, and safer food.

ICSSE was founded in 2003 by Professor of Chemistry Dr. Joe Stetter. Stetter is now President of KWJ Engineering Inc.