Research plays an integral role in our vision of the modern technological university.
The Jefferson Project at Lake George
The Jefferson Project at Lake George is a historic partnership of The FUND for Lake George, IBM, Rensselaer, and Rensselaer's Darrin Fresh Water Institute to make Lake George a global model for ecosystem understanding and protection. By creating predictive capacities that harness latest science to light the path forward, this model aims to deliver ecological and market benefits that are widely felt, in the U.S. and worldwide.
Equipped with one of the most comprehensive scientific databases for a freshwater lake in the world, project partners are using this information as a springboard to understanding and solving the systemic problems now threatening to permanently degrade the Queen of American Lakes. The project name comes from Thomas Jefferson's timeless declaration of Lake George as: “without comparison, the most beautiful water I ever saw”—words that provide both inspiration and destination for this unprecedented endeavor.
Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems
The cMDIS, newly transitioned from the Center for Integrated Electronics, serves as the platform for researchers in diverse disciplines within the physical sciences and engineering to tackle some of the most pressing grand challenges that face our society in the 21st century.
The center leads strategic research efforts in the fields of advanced materials, devices, and integrated systems, encompassing leading-edge technologies such as lightweight composite materials, sensors and sensor networks, power electronics, wide bandgap semiconductors, as well as the integration of these technologies into complex systems, using a state-of-the-art clean room and other core research facilities.