- Deepak Vashishth Named Director of Rensselaer Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies
Deepak Vashishth, a bone and tissue engineering expert, and current head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been appointed director of the Rensselaer Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS).
- The College Life Series From Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Engineers Without Borders in Panama
A daily challenge faced by the community of Sandubidi in Panama is access to clean water. For nearly two years, Engineers Without Borders (EWB-RPI) has been working with the community to develop a solution.
- Manufacturing Pioneer To Receive Davies Medal
Celebrated innovator and metallurgist Hugo. S. Ferguson, Class of 1956, will receive the prestigious Davies Medal for Engineering Achievement from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Engineering
- Fighting Listeria and Other Food-Borne Illnesses With Nanobiotechnology
Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new method to kill deadly pathogenic bacteria, including listeria, in food handling and packaging.
- Three Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Student Teams Earn Top Honors for Entrepreneurial Ideas
Student creativity and entrepreneurial thinking to make bridges and buildings more resilient to earthquakes, aid bone regeneration, and enhance the online shopping experience have received funding from the Rensselaer Class of ’51 Entrepreneurship Fund.
- Rensselaer Launches New Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute today announced the launch of its new Center for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems
- Rensselaer Engineering Graduate Programs Climb in U.S. News & World Report Rankings
The School of Engineering and several of its programs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute made gains on this year’s list of Best Graduate Engineering Programs by U.S. News & World Report.
- Student Innovator at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Seeks Brighter, Smarter, and More Efficient LEDs
Ming Ma Is One of Three Finalists for the $30,000 2013 Lemelson-Rensselaer Student Prize
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Moving Smarter Lighting Systems from the Laboratory to the Marketplace
Researchers and Students Connect with Industry Leaders at the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center’s Fourth Annual “Industry-Academia Days"
- Supporting Budding Entrepreneurs
Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute To Host Annual Business Plan Competition
- Student Innovator at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Aims To Make Bridges and Buildings More Resilient to Earthquakes
Navid Attary Is one of three finalists for the $30,000 2013
Lemelson-Rensselaer Student Prize.
- Nature Methods Study: Using Light to Control Cell Clustering
New Study Advances Leading-Edge Field of Optogenetics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and UC Berkeley
- Rensselaer Nanomaterials Expert Ganpati Ramanath To Receive Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Honored with Prestigious Distinction, Will Meet President of Germany
- Professor X. George Xu Recognized for Leadership in Nuclear Engineering Research
Radiation expert X. George Xu, head of the Nuclear Engineering Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been appointed to serve on the Radiation Advisory Committee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board.
Battling Brittle Bones ... With Broccoli and Spinach?
A new study from engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows, for the first time, how the little-understood protein osteocalcin plays a significant role in the strength of our bones.
Nature Materials Study: Boosting Heat Transfer With Nanoglue
A team of interdisciplinary researchers at has developed a new method for significantly increasing the heat transfer rate across two different materials.
Novel Antibodies for Combating Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease
Antibodies developed by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are unusually effective at preventing the formation of toxic protein particles linked to Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, as well as Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
New Technique Enables High-Sensitivity View of Cellular Functions
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed an ultrasensitive method for detecting sugar molecules — or glycans — coming from living organisms, a breakthrough that will make possible a more detailed understanding of cellular functions than either genetic or proteomic (the study of proteins) information can provide.
- Geomicrobiology Expert Yuri Gorby Joins Rensselaer as Blitman Professor of Engineering
Geomicrobiology expert Yuri Gorby recently joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as the Howard N. Blitman '50 P.E. Career
Development Professor in Engineering. He is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
- Rotorcraft Expert Farhan Gandhi Joins Rensselaer as Redfern Professor of Engineering
Rotorcraft and adaptive structures expert Farhan Gandhi recently joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as the Rosalind and John J. Redfern Jr. '33 Professor of Engineering.
- "NanoSpace" Answers Call To Improve Science Literacy
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute today unveiled NanoSpace, an online "molecular theme park" populated with more than 25 games, activities, and animations to educate and excite young students about the world of atoms and molecules.
Rensselaer Seeking Creative, Clever Students to Help Name New Supercomputer
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is looking to its brilliant students, world-class faculty, and peerless staff to help name its new supercomputing system.
NY Cap Research Alliance Announces Grants to Fund Biomedical Research
A newly created alliance to foster biomedical research among the Capital Region's leading academic research institutions today announced its first grants: 10 awards totaling $745,000.
Rensselaer Celebrates Opening of Douglas Mercer '77 Laboratory for Student Exploration and Innovation
A part of the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE), the Mercer Lab aims to promote and encourage the "lost art of tinkering" with electronics components.
New $2.6 Million Study Uses Video Cards to Bring Effective, Inexpensive Supercomputing to Hospitals for Safer CT Scans
Rensselaer nuclear engineering expert X. George Xu is leading an interdisciplinary team of academic, medical, and industrial researchers to develop new techniques for quickly calculating the radiation dose a patient will receive from a CT scan.
Rensselaer Civil Engineers Help Destroy Test Levee in The Netherlands
Civil engineers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute were part of an international research team that collapsed a full-scale dike this week in The Netherlands.
Rensselaer Named Among Nation's 25 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs by U.S. News & World Report
Rensselaer this week was ranked 23rd on the 2012 list of Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs by U.S. News & World Report.
Rensselaer Engineers Help High School Students Explore the Physics of Everyday Life
Professor Patrick Underhill and senior Hannah Fix spent the summer developing four "kits" that contain everything needed for researchers to run a fun-filled, memorable educational outreach workshop on the topic of fluid physics at their local high school.
Batteries Made From World's Thinnest Material Could Power Tomorrow's Electric Cars
Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute made a sheet of paper from the world's thinnest material, graphene, and then zapped the paper with a laser or camera flash to blemish it with countless cracks, pores, and other imperfections.
Rensselaer Professor Steven Cramer Elected Fellow of American Chemical Society
Bioseparations and bioprocessing expert Steven Cramer, the William Weightman Walker Professor of Polymer Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, this week was elected a fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
A Walk Through the Nervous System: Artists' View of Nerves and Spinal Cord Injury at Rensselaer
Several biomedical engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have collaborated with artists from the College of Saint Rose and the surrounding Capital Region to bring their research on healing the nervous system to the public through art.