Making Old Bones New Again

Troy, N.Y. – As we age, our bones grow more brittle and more susceptible to fracture. Individuals with diabetes or with certain types of osteoporosis often are similarly afflicted with brittle bones.

A new study from biomedical engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute demonstrates how the compound N-phenacylthiazolium bromide, or PTB, dissolves the sugary impurities within bone tissue that cause our femurs, fibulas, and other bones to become more fragile.

Linda Schadler Named Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education

Troy, N.Y. – Linda Schadler, the Russell Sage Professor and associate dean for academic affairs for the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named vice provost and dean for undergraduate education. The appointment, effective Oct. 13, 2014, was announced this week by Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson.

Shekhar Garde Named Dean of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, N.Y. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute today named Shekhar Garde as dean of the School of Engineering. The appointment is effective July 1.

Garde, the Elaine S. and Jack S. Parker Chaired Professor in Engineering at Rensselaer, has served since 2007 as head of the university’s Howard. P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE).