Materials Interface Expert Named Head of Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Troy, N.Y. – Materials interface expert Pawel Keblinski has been named head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Keblinski, a professor of materials science and engineering, was recently named a fellow of the American Physical Society for “significant contributions to fundamental understanding of interfacial heat flow using computational materials science tools.”

Using Transplanted T Cells to Relieve Inflammatory Diseases

Troy, N.Y. — With a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a team of researchers – including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor Juergen Hahn – will investigate the potential of using transplanted regulatory T cells (Tregs) to reduce inflammation in diseases like inflammatory bowel disease, which currently has no known viable treatment options.

Rensselaer Hosting New York Tech Valley Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition

Troy, N.Y. – It’s all about robots, 3,000 pounds of metal, gears and electronics, and recycling. Get ready to see the ultimate display of science, mathematics, and technology in action as 36 teams of high school students put their robots to the test and compete in the New York Tech Valley FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition hosted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from March 19 to 21. 

Sangwoo Lee Receives Cozzarelli Prize from PNAS

Troy, N.Y. – Sangwoo Lee, assistant professor in the Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been awarded a 2014 Cozzarelli Prize in Engineering and Applied Sciences from
 the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). His paper, “Sphericity and symmetry breaking in the formation of Frank-Kasper phases from one component materials,” co-authored
 with Chris Leighton and Frank S.

Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair March 21

Troy, N.Y. — More than 150 area middle and high school students from the greater Capital Region will participate in the 25th Annual Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, March 21. The daylong event, which will include students from more than 20 regional schools, will be held on the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus in the Walker Laboratory building.

Eric Ledet and Research Team Awarded International Society for the Study of the Lumber Spine Prize

Eric Ledet, associate professor and laboratory director of the Musculoskeletal Mechanics Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his research team have been named the 2015 recipients of the prestigious ISSLS prize for lumbar spine research.