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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Team Develops Innovative 3D-Shaped Particle Fabrication Approach

May 19, 2015 - A team including researchers at Rensselaer have discovered an innovative approach to the optofludic fabrication process, which can be regarded as a rapid 3-D prototyping method. 

Rensselaer Professor Nikhil Koratkar Receives Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award

May 12, 2015 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) professor Nikhil Koratkar has been honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) and Pi Tau Sigma for his pioneering work on nanomaterials.

$2 Million NSF Grant Supports Rensselaer Research Into Emerging Nanomaterials

May 8, 2015 - Rensselaer Professor Humberto Terrones will explore the structure and capabilities of transition metal dichalcogenides with a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to Host “Lessons of Large Disasters for Post-Disaster Response” Webinar May 6

May 5, 2015 - Rensselaer will host a webinar on May 6 titled “Lessons of Large Disasters for Post-Disaster Response,” beginning at 12:30 p.m. EST.

Rensselaer Students Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 24, 2015 - Five Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate students have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships.

Zinc Deficiency Linked to Activation of Hedgehog Signaling Pathway

April 16, 2015 - Zinc deficiency – long associated with numerous diseases, e.g. autism, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancers – can lead to activation of the Hedgehog signaling pathway.

Rensselaer To Host 41st Northeast Bioengineering Conference

April 14, 2015 - The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host the 41st Northeast Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC) April 17-19. 

Neuromorphic: Rensselaer Researchers To Design the Next-Generation Supercomputer

April 6, 2015 - With support from the Air Force Research Laboratory, researchers at Rensselaer will explore supercomputers that incorporate a highly efficient “neuromorphic” processor, which more closely represents the human brain in its architectural design. 

Protein Folding Expert Named Head of Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

March 30, 2015 - Wilfredo Colón, professor and associate dean of science for research, has been named head of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in the School of Science, effective April 1, 2015. 

Ascension of Marine Diatoms Linked to Vast Increase in Continental Weathering

March 23, 2015 - A team of researchers, including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor Morgan Schaller, show that continental erosion over the last 40 million years has contributed to the success of diatoms, marine algae that play a key role in the global carbon cycle.

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