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.

School of Science Leadership

Curt Breneman, Dean of the School of Science
"We are a dedicated and diverse community of scholars reaching across boundaries to apply science to the common purposes of life."

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Lee Ligon, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
“Rensselaer Science students have access to world-class faculty, top-tier facilities and excellent student support – all designed to help them prepare to answer the question, ‘Why not change the world?’ and then gain the tools to actually change the world.”
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Sibel Adalı, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
“The School of Science is advancing the frontiers of knowledge across multiple disciplines through innovative research and leadership in graduate education.”
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