Researchers have developed a new method to quickly and accurately determine that of phosphorene, a promising new material with potential application in semiconductor transistors. more
Plasmons, quasiparticles arising from the collective motion of electrons on the surface of a metal, can strongly modify the behavior of nearby light, and could be instrumental in building some of the key components of a quantum circuit. more
Michael Shur, Professor of Solid State Electronics has received an Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Achievement award for pioneering contributions to deep ultraviolet light emitting diode technology. more
A team of international scientists involved in the XENON100 project have demonstrated the sensitivity of their detector and recorded results that challenge several dark matter models and a longstanding claim of dark matter detection. more
Physicist Christian Wetzel has been appointed associate dean of science for research and graduate programs in the School of Science. more



The School of Science is excited to announce our 2023 Commencement Brunch for all of our School of Science graduates, both undergrad and graduate school! The brunch will be Friday, May 19th from 10:30 am - 1:00 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy. Students and their families will be seated with their department and surrounded by faculty and other graduates. Attendees can also expect a brief welcome from the School of Science Dean, Curt Breneman, followed by our departmental award ceremony.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Humberto Terrones Maldonado, Rayleigh Endowed Chair Professor of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, has been named one of the most highly cited researchers of 2022 by Clarivate. The distinction applies to only one in 1,000 researchers.
AIP and the National Society of Black Physicists have awarded Trevor Rhone the 2022 Joseph A. Johnson III Award for Excellence.
New technique produces lens for focused image or spectrum.  
Trevor David Rhone, Assistant Professor, Physics, Applied Phyics and Astronomy, is recipient of the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER). 

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