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Exploring Phosphorene, A Promising New Material

April 28, 2016 - Researchers have developed a new method to quickly and accurately determine that of phosphorene, a promising new material with potential application in semiconductor transistors. 

Rensselaer Professor Lirong Xia Named One of “AI’s 10 to Watch”

April 21, 2016 - Lirong Xia, a computer scientist whose research focuses on “social choice” – the analysis of individual preferences used to reach collective decisions or social objectives – has been recognized by IEEE Intelligent Systems magazine as one of “AI’s 10 to Watch.” 

The Mechanics of Biofilms – Sacrifice of the Few for the Benefit of the Many

April 7, 2016 - Suicide allows bacteria found in opportunistic infections to create an antibiotic tolerant biofilm, according to a team including researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

Using Magnetic Forces To Control Neurons, Study Finds the Brain Plays Key Role in Glucose Metabolism

April 4, 2016 - A new method to control the activity of neurons in mice, devised by scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Rockefeller University, uses magnetic forces to remotely control the flow of ions into specifically targeted cells. 

Rensselaer Professors To Be Inducted Into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

March 29, 2016 - Five members of the Rensselaer faculty have been selected for induction into the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Patricia Search Selected as Inaugural Member of Fulbright Ambassador Program

March 15, 2016 - Patricia Search, professor of communication and media, has been selected as an inaugural member of the Fulbright Ambassadors Program, a flagship initiative established by the Australian-American Fulbright Commission.

Toward the Internet of Things – A Framework for Data Analytics on Digital Device Networks

March 11, 2016 - With the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF), researcher Stacy Patterson is building tools developers can use to easily perform data analytics over a multitude of devices.

Rensselaer Professor Steven Cramer Honored by American Chemical Society

March 9, 2016 - Professor Steven Cramer received a 2016 American Chemical Society award. Cramer is recognized “for contributions to a molecular-level understanding, adsorption isotherm formalisms, and the development of chromatographic bioprocesses for the purification of biopharmaceuticals.”

Rensselaer Professor Recognized for Reimagining Geotechnical Engineering Education

February 29, 2016 - Tarek Abdoun, the Thomas Iovino Chaired Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, has won the 2015 Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Bronze Award for developing a Web-based module that gives students remote, real-time experience with centrifuge testing.

Rensselaer Engineering Ambassadors and Congressman Paul Tonko Celebrate National Engineering Week With Students at Watervliet City School District

February 19, 2016 - In celebration of National Engineers Week, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Engineering Ambassadors and Congressman Paul Tonko will visit Watervliet City Schools for a full day of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

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