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Christian Wetzel Appointed Associate Dean of School of Science

August 26, 2015 - Physicist Christian Wetzel has been appointed associate dean of science for research and graduate programs in the School of Science.  

Researchers Investigate a Non-Invasive Test for Surgical Site Infections in Orthopedic Implants

August 25, 2015 - Researchers led by Rensselaer Professor Eric Ledet, will investigate whether small wireless sensors incorporated into orthopedic implants could be used to detect surgical site infections. 

Suvranu De Named J. Erik Jonsson ’22 Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

August 19, 2015 - Computational mechanics expert Suvranu De has been named the J. Erik Jonsson ’22 Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Rensselaer. 

Theoretical Physicist Named Head of the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy at Rensselaer

August 17, 2015 - Vincent Meunier has been named head of the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy in the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

Researchers Optimize Proteins To Fold Faster With Less Energy

August 13, 2015 - Linking computation with experimentation, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have shown that proteins can be engineered to fold more quickly and achieve greater stability by optimizing surface charges.

Assad Oberai Named Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs in School of Engineering

August 12, 2015 - Assad Oberai has been named associate dean for research and graduate programs in the School of Engineering. 

Rensselaer Biologist Lee Ligon Awarded Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

August 6, 2015 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) biologist Lee Ligon has been awarded a Science & Technology Policy Fellowship through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 

Forbes Ranks Rensselaer Among Nation’s Most Entrepreneurial Universities

August 5, 2015 - Rensselaer is ranked 12th among the “most entrepreneurial universities” for 2015, according to Forbes magazine. 

Rensselaer Thin Films Expert Joel Plawsky Named Head of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

August 4, 2015 - Joel Plawsky has been named head of the Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Launches Initiative on Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development Knowledge: Semantic and Data Analytic Support

August 3, 2015 - Rensselaer has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the Healthy birth, growth and development (HBGD) initiative.

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