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
Strategic Communications and External Relations Launches New WebsiteJune 26, 2015 -
To help “tell the story” of Rensselaer and The New Polytechnic, the Office of Strategic Communications and External Relations (SCER) has launched a new website.
Internet of Things Technology on the "World's Smartest Lake"June 26, 2015 -
The Jefferson Project at Lake George - an ambitious research project using Big Data and analytics technology - is entering a new phase of data capture and analysis.
Why did the dinosaur cross the equator…and then keep going?June 15, 2015 -
New research from an international team, including researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), has uncovered the mystery of why large Triassic dinosaurs took more than 30 million years to populate the tropics.
Association for Computing Machinery’s Women in Computing Awarded GrantJune 3, 2015 -
Symantec and the National Center for Women & Information Technology have awarded a seed grant to the Rensselaer chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Women in Computing (ACM-W).
Graduates Urged To “Embrace Your Inner Engineer” at 209th CommencementMay 30, 2015 -
Vice Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michelle Howard Addresses 1,672 Graduates; Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson Encourages Graduates To Be Explorers and Pioneers
Rensselaer Appoints Rongjie Lai Assistant Professor of Mathematical SciencesMay 26, 2015 -
$2 Million NSF Grant to Research Emerging NanomaterialsMay 8, 2015 -
Rensselaer Professor Humberto Terrones will explore the structure and capabilities of transition metal dichalcogenides with a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Rensselaer Students Awarded NSF Graduate Research FellowshipsApril 24, 2015 -
Five Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate students have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships.
Zinc Deficiency Linked to Activation of Hedgehog Signaling PathwayApril 16, 2015 -
Zinc deficiency – long associated with numerous diseases, e.g. autism, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancers – can lead to activation of the Hedgehog signaling pathway.
Neuromorphic: Designing the Next-Generation SupercomputerApril 6, 2015 -
With support from the Air Force Research Laboratory, researchers at Rensselaer will explore supercomputers that incorporate a highly efficient “neuromorphic” processor, which more closely represents the human brain in its architectural design.
Wilfredo Colón Named Head of Department of Chemistry and Chemical BiologyMarch 30, 2015 -
Vast Increase in Continental Weathering and Ascension of Marine DiatomsMarch 23, 2015 -
A team of researchers, including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor Morgan Schaller, show that continental erosion over the last 40 million years has contributed to the success of diatoms, marine algae that play a key role in the global carbon cycle.
A Solution to the 1953 Fermi-Pasta-Ulam ProblemMarch 23, 2015 -
A team of researchers, led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor Yuri Lvov, has found an elegant explanation for the long-standing Fermi-Pasta-Ulam (FPU) problem, first proposed in 1953, and now considered the foundation of experimental mathematics.
Geochemist Morgan Schaller Appointed Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental SciencesMarch 23, 2015 -
Morgan Schaller has been appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences within the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Schaller joins Rensselaer from Rutgers University.
Francine Berman Nominated to National Council on the HumanitiesMarch 20, 2015 -
Troy, N.Y. – President Barack Obama yesterday announced his intent to nominate Francine Berman to be a member of the National Council on the Humanities. Berman is the Edward P. Hamilton Distinguished Professor in Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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-Dr. Curt Breneman, School of Science Dean