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Rensselaer Professor Jason Hicken Wins AFOSR Young Investigator Award

January 27, 2015 - Professor Jason Hicken has won a Young Investigator award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. He will use the three-year, 300,000 grant to further his research into developing new techniques for improving the design process of complex engineering systems.

Jonathan Dordick and Robert Linhardt Named Fellows of National Academy of Inventors

January 21, 2015 - Renowned biotechnology innovators Robert Linhardt and Jonathan Dordick have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Rensselaer Professors Hendler, Gray, and Ji Receive 2014 IBM Faculty Awards

December 19, 2014 - Three professors at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have been selected to receive prestigious 2014 Faculty Awards from IBM.

Researchers Develop "Radio-genetics" – New Method Triggers Gene Expression With Radio Waves or Magnetic Field

December 15, 2014 - A team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Rockefeller University is developing a system that would make it possible to remotely control biological targets in living animals — rapidly, without wires, implants, or drugs. 

Chanaka Edirisinghe Named Kay and Jackson Tai ’72 Senior Professor in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

December 12, 2014 - Chanaka Edirisinghe, a recognized leader in the areas of finance, quantitative finance, and management science, has been named the Kay and Jackson Tai ’72 Senior Professor in the Lally School of Management.  

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Bulent Yener Selected as Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

December 11, 2014 - Troy, N.Y. — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Bulent Yener has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Yener is a professor of computer science and founding director of the Data Science Research Center.

Rensselaer Professors Berman, Garde, and Wang Selected as 2014 AAAS Fellows

November 25, 2014 - Rensselaer professors Francine Berman and Ge Wang and Dean of Engineering Shekhar Garde have been named fellows of AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society.

Mary Simoni Named Semi-Finalist for American Prize in Chamber Music Composition

October 30, 2014 - Mary Simoni has been named a semi-finalist for the prestigious American Prize in Chamber Music for her composition Piano Trio scored for violin, cello, and piano with electronics.

World Economic Forum Recognizes Rensselaer Professor Peter Tessier as One of 30 Top Young Scientists

October 28, 2014 - The World Economic Forum recently honored Professor Peter Tessier with a 2014 Young Scientist award for his contributions to advance the frontiers of science, engineering, and technology in areas of high societal impact.

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Cites Work by Rensselaer Professor E. Fred Schubert in Background Materials for 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics

October 27, 2014 - The work of Professor E. Fred Schubert was cited by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences earlier this month, when the group announced the winners of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics.

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