Our faculty includes some of the world’s most highly celebrated 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.

 

News

Six universities including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have joined with IBM Research to launch the Cognitive Horizons Network, a network committed to accelerating the development of core technologies needed to advance the promise of cognitive computing. ...read more
A $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will be sued to develop innovative ion conduction materials for next-generation renewable energy conversion and storage technology. ...read more
A $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will support and expand the Biomolecular Sciences and Engineering Training Program at Rensselaer. ...read more