News & Events
Cubic GaN LED Materials Breakthrough Creates New Opportunities for Higher Efficiency Full-Spectrum Lighting and Displays
Troy, N.Y. — A team of faculty and graduate students from the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA), headquartered at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the University of New Mexico (UNM) were recently awarded a U. S. patent titled “Growth of Cubic Crystalline Phase Structure on Silicon Substrates and Devices Comprising the Cubic Crystalline Phase.” Cubic gallium nitride (GaN) devices hold promise for addressing two long-standing issues that limit the performance of light emitting diodes (LEDs).
Sikorsky Aircraft Designed by Rensselaer Alumnus Donated to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Troy, N.Y. — Last October, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, announced the donation of its ground-breaking X2 Technology™ Demonstrator to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
Ganpati Ramanath, the John Tod Horton '52 Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).
Troy, N.Y. – During the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute winter break, a team of 13 engineering students from the Rensselaer Engineering Ambassadors program carved out time to visit 67 classrooms at the St. Raymond Academy schools located in Bronx, N.Y., for a full day of hands-on activities and presentations in engineering.
Troy, N.Y. — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will be a founding member of the 14th Manufacturing USA institute – the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Innovation Hub.