Chemical Engineers Collaborate To Advance Battlefield Biomanufacturing Technology
December 2, 2013 -
Two chemical engineering professors are contributing to the development of a method for rapidly manufacturing biologic drugs.
Professor Georges Belfort Elected Fellow of AIChE
November 6, 2013 -
World-leading bioseparations expert Georges Belfort was recently elected a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
Ganpati Ramanath Named John Tod Horton ’52 Professor of Materials Engineering
November 4, 2013 -
Nanomaterials Expert Ganpati Ramanath Named John Tod Horton ’52 Professor of Materials Engineering at Rensselaer.
Rensselaer Hosts Conference To Explore the Technology, Policy, and Promise of Microgrids
October 1, 2013 -
The CFES will host leaders in academia, industry, and the public sector to explore the technology and opportunities related to the large-scale deployment of microgrids.
Researchers Propose New Theory To Explain Seeds of Life in Asteroids
September 30, 2013 -
A new look at the early solar system introduces an alternative to a long-taught, but largely discredited, theory that seeks to explain how biomolecules were once able to form inside of asteroids.
NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Finds Water in First Sample of Planet Surface
September 26, 2013 -
The first scoop of soil analyzed by the analytical suite in the belly of NASA’s Curiosity rover reveals that fine materials on the surface of the planet contain several percent water by weight.
Water Glides Freely Across “Nanodrapes” Made From the World’s Thinnest Material
September 25, 2013 -
Engineering researchers have developed a new drape made from graphene which can enhance the water-resistant properties of materials with rough surfaces.
NanoSpace Wins Educational “Best of Web” Award
September 24, 2013 -
Faculty researchers were honored for developing and creating the NanoSpace website, that aims to excite elementary and middle-school students about the world of atoms and molecules.
Off-Hour Truck Deliveries in Manhattan Reduce Traffic, Empower Business Owners
September 16, 2013 -
A federal study led by Rensselaer is helping make Manhattan streets cleaner, less congested, and more profitable for businesses by shifting daytime delivery truck traffic to after normal business hours.
Rensselaer Researchers Create Accurate Computer Model of RNA Tetraloop
September 16, 2013 -
A computational model developed by Rensselaer researchers accurately simulates the complex twists of a short sequence of RNA as it folds into a critical hairpin structure known as a “tetraloop.”
Leo Q. Wan Named Pew Scholar, Receives NSF CAREER Award
August 13, 2013 -
Wan has been named a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences and recipient of a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award.
Researchers Identify Cause of LED “Efficiency Droop”
July 30, 2013 -
Rensselaer researchers have identified the mechanism behind a flaw called “efficiency droop” that causes LEDs to lose up to 20 percent of their efficiency as they are subjected to greater electrical currents.