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
Christian Wetzel Appointed Associate Dean of School of ScienceAugust 26, 2015 -
Physicist Christian Wetzel has been appointed associate dean of science for research and graduate programs in the School of Science.
Theoretical Physicist Named Head of the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and AstronomyAugust 17, 2015 -
Researchers Optimize Proteins To Fold Faster With Less EnergyAugust 13, 2015 -
Linking computation with experimentation, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have shown that proteins can be engineered to fold more quickly and achieve greater stability by optimizing surface charges.
Biologist Lee Ligon Awarded Science & Technology Policy FellowshipAugust 6, 2015 -
Rensselaer Launches Initiative on Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development KnowledgeAugust 3, 2015 -
Rensselaer has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the Healthy birth, growth and development (HBGD) initiative.
Rensselaer STEM Education Pipeline Initiative in Nature GeoscienceJuly 30, 2015 -
Nature Geoscience today featured news of a climate board game and downloadable teaching module developed by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students and faculty in collaboration with Troy High School.
Peter Fox Elected Fellow of the American Geophysical UnionJuly 28, 2015 -
Research Data Expert Francine Berman on Gender Diversity in Data ScienceJuly 27, 2015 -
Rensselaer Professor Francine Berman is featured in the July 27 issue PLOS Biology in an article titled “Let’s Make Gender Diversity in Data Science a Priority Right from the Start.
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.
"We are a dedicated and diverse community of scholars reaching across boundaries to apply science to the common purposes of life."
-Dr. Curt Breneman, School of Science Dean