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Latest Faculty News
$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.
The Science of Magic: Rensselaer and Walt Disney CollaborateMarch 19, 2015 -
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is collaborating with Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development, Inc., part of the theme park design and development arm of The Walt Disney Company.
Lirong Xia Received NSF CAREER AwardMarch 12, 2015 -
Computer scientist and social choice expert Lirong Xia has won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation.
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.
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