Our faculty consists of some of the world’s most highly educated and accomplished scientists.
Among our ranks are a Nobel laureate, two National Academy members, and fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Physics Society, and other professional societies. All have achieved the highest attainable degree within their field.
At Rensselaer, students have the opportunity to work with faculty in cutting-edge research that appears regularly in the world’s most prestigious journals – including publications such as Nature, Science, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Many faculty draw upon the Institute's major interdisciplinary research centers in their work, providing faculty and students alike with access to world-class research tools. In the classroom, faculty support students in hands-on learning, with innovative teaching techniques and frequent one-to-one attention.
Latest Faculty News
Dordick and Linhardt Named Fellows of National Academy of InventorsJanuary 21, 2015 -
Renowned biotechnology innovators Robert Linhardt and Jonathan Dordick have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
Professors Hendler, Gray, and Ji Receive 2014 IBM Faculty AwardsDecember 19, 2014 -
Three professors at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have been selected to receive prestigious 2014 Faculty Awards from IBM.
"Radio-Genetics" Triggers Gene Expression with Magnetic FieldDecember 15, 2014 -
A team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Rockefeller University is developing a system that would make it possible to remotely control biological targets in living animals — rapidly, without wires, implants, or drugs.
Bulent Yener Selected as Fellow of the IEEEDecember 11, 2014 -
Troy, N.Y. — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Bulent Yener has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Yener is a professor of computer science and founding director of the Data Science Research Center.
Professors Berman, Garde, and Wang Selected as 2014 AAAS FellowsNovember 25, 2014 -
Work by Professor E. Fred Schubert Cited in Background Materials for 2014 Nobel Prize in PhysicsOctober 27, 2014 -
The work of Professor E. Fred Schubert was cited by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences earlier this month, when the group announced the winners of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Rick Relyea To Head Jefferson Project at Lake GeorgeOctober 17, 2014 -
Rick Relyea, a world-renowned aquatic ecologist, has been named the director of the Jefferson Project at Lake George for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and appointed the David M. Darrin ’40 Senior Endowed Chair in the Department of Biological Sciences
NSF Awards $15 Million to DataONE Environmental Science ProjectOctober 10, 2014 -
The National Science Foundation has awarded $15 million to a team of environmental and earth science data researchers, including researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, who are providing tools and infrastructure that improve access to vast amounts of scientific data.
Rensselaer Biologist Honored for Work Protecting Lake GeorgeSeptember 11, 2014 -
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute biologist Sandra Nierzwicki-Bauer was recently honored by The FUND for Lake George with the James D. Corbett award for her work on a committee tasked with preventing the introduction of invasive plant and animal species into Lake George.
Chang Ryu Named Polymer Center Director, Acting Department HeadJuly 17, 2014 -
Xing Wang, Expert in Bio-Nanotechnology, Joins RensselaerMay 16, 2014 -
Expert in Social Choice Lirong Xia Joins RensselaerApril 16, 2014 -
Lirong Xia, a researcher whose work is improving voting and online recommendation systems, has joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as an assistant professor of computer science.
Nanostructures Expert Humberto Terrones Joins Rensselaer as Rayleigh ChairMarch 13, 2014 -
Humberto Terrones has been appointed the Rayleigh Chair and full professor in the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy.
Peter Fox Elected President of Earth Science Information PartnersFebruary 25, 2014 -
Peter Fox has been elected president of the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Federation.
William Henshaw Joins Rensselaer as Margaret A. Darrin ProfessorFebruary 7, 2014 - William Henshaw has been named the Margaret A. Darrin Distinguished Professor in Applied Mathematics at Rensselaer.
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-Dr. Curt Breneman, School of Science Dean