Michael Amitay Named Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Michael “Miki” Amitay, James L. Decker ’45 Endowed Chair in Aerospace Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been elected to the Class of 2019 Fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Amitay will be formally inducted at the AIAA Fellows Dinner on May 14 in Crystal City, Virginia, and on May 15 at AIAA’s black-tie Aerospace Spotlight Gala in Washington, D.C.

New Lab for Virtual and Augmented Reality Experimentation Opens at Rensselaer

On the second floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Engineering Center in the heart of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus, a room has been created that – not unlike Hogwarts’ Room of Requirement – has the potential to be almost anything. Students who enter could find themselves standing on the wing of an airplane, managing a failing nuclear reactor, or designing the crystalline structure of a molecule.

Researchers Pioneer Microfluidics-Enabled Manufacturing of Macroscopic Graphene Fibers

A team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a new microfluidics-assisted technique for developing high-performance macroscopic graphene fibers. Graphene fiber, a recently discovered member of the carbon fiber family, has potential applications in diverse technological areas, from energy storage, electronics and optics, electro-magnetics, thermal conductor and thermal management, to structural applications.

Rensselaer To Host 2019 Season Kickoff for FIRST Robotics Competition Jan. 5

For the eighth year in a row, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host hundreds of high school students as they gather for the season kickoff event of the FIRST ® Robotics Competition. The event will take place in Room 308 of the Darrin Communications Center starting at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, January 5.

Nanoglue Can Make Composites Several Times Tougher During Dynamic Loading

In a discovery that could pave the way for new materials and applications, materials scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that oscillating loads at certain frequencies can lead to several-fold increases in the strength of composites with an interface that is modified by a molecular layer of “nanoglue.”

Fixed-term Lecturer and Professor of Practice Opportunities

The School of Engineering is pleased to invite applications for Lecturer and Professor of Practice openings in several areas including Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering.

These faculty positions may be offered depending upon experience, qualifications, funding and need.