Troy, N.Y. — Special effects engineering expert Richard Radke has been appointed deputy director of the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Radke serves as associate professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer.
Modeling, design, and controls expert B. Wayne Bequette has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Bequette, a professor of chemical and biological engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), is being recognized for contributions to design and control of chemical and biological systems. Much of his recent work has been toward the development of a closed-loop artificial pancreas for individuals with type 1 diabetes.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has provided a $9.44 million grant to help refurbish and upgrade the electron linear accelerator (LINAC) at the Gaerttner LINAC Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Once the upgrades are complete, the Institute will be home to some of the nation’s most advanced technology for measuring neutron interactions with nuclear materials.
Doctoral candidate Matthew Dion ’12 and his partners in Amp It Up have been awarded a prestigious EXIST-Gründerstipendium (EXIST Business Start-up Grant) to help fund their invention—an inexpensive device that could make prosthetic legs readily available to amputees in developing nations.
Troy, N.Y. – Mattheos A.G. Koffas, a professor in the Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), has been appointed the Dorothy and Fred Chau ʼ71 Career Development Constellation Professor at Rensselaer.
Troy, N.Y. – To bring together world-renowned thinkers and speakers from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) campus community and beyond, a team of Rensselaer students launched the Rensselaer TALKS lecture series in May 2014. On Monday, Dec. 14, the students continue with the fourth installment of TALKS, this time with the theme of “Chaos.” The program will begin at noon in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) auditorium.
Troy, N.Y. — Have you ever thought about the disposable plastic straw in your drink at a restaurant? When you finish your meal and leave, what happens to the straw? Just ask the 14 elementary and middle school teams from the Capital Region that will compete in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Regional Qualifying Tournament on Dec. 12 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).
IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans for a multi-year collaboration with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to pioneer new frontiers in the scientific field of immersive cognitive systems. The research collaboration will be housed in the newly established Cognitive and Immersive Systems Lab (CISL) on the Rensselaer campus in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC).
On Tuesday, November 17, MIT Professor James DiCarlo, M.D., Ph.D., will deliver a lecture titled “Reverse Engineering the Mind: The convergence of neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, and engineering” at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). DiCarlo, the Peter de Florez Professor of Neuroscience at MIT, is head of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research and professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT.
Troy, N.Y. — Graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms bonded in a hexagonal pattern, is simultaneously the thinnest, strongest, and stiffest known material, and also serves as an excellent conductor of both heat and electricity. However, these superior properties have yet to be realized for graphene-derived macroscopic structures such as graphene fibers.