NIH Awards $1.3 Million for Spinal Cord Injury Research to Ryan Gilbert

Troy, N.Y. - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $1.3 million to Ryan Gilbert, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Rensselaer, to support research that could give hope to the thousands of Americans who sustain life-changing spinal cord injuries each year.

The five-year grant, from NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, will further Gilbert’s efforts to change cell behavior after spinal cord injury to enable and promote nerve regeneration.

Assad Oberai Named Associate Dean in School of Engineering

Assad Oberai, professor of mechanical aerospace and nuclear engineering and the associate director of the Scientific Computation Research Center (SCOREC), has been named associate dean for research and graduate programs in the School of Engineering.

Oberai will focus on growing the research enterprise in the School of Engineering by building research teams to address grand challenges, increasing collaborations with industry and foundations, and strengthening engineering graduate programs through recruiting and mentoring of outstanding graduate students.  

Engineering Faculty Honored at Annual Recognition Dinner

Engineering faculty members were honored with annual recognition awards at the School of Engineering 2015 Faculty Achievement Dinner, held May 12th at Revolution Hall in Troy.
The Classroom Excellence Awards were presented by Kurt Anderson, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, to Amir H. Hirsa, Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering and to Patrick T. Underhill, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering.