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Rensselaer Installs First of Its Kind Smart Lighting Testbed in Hospital Inpatient Setting

January 15, 2016 - To study the effects of lighting on human health and diseases, the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center at Rensselaer installed a novel hospital inpatient lighting test bed at the University of New Mexico Health Center. 

Rensselaer Receives $9.44 Million Grant From U.S. Department of Energy

January 7, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Energy provided a $9.44 million grant to help refurbish and upgrade the electron linear accelerator at the Gaerttner LINAC Center at Rensselaer. Once upgrades are complete, it will be home to some of the nation’s most advanced technology.

Modeling, Design, and Controls Expert B. Wayne Bequette Named Fellow of IEEE

January 7, 2016 - Modeling, design, and controls expert B. Wayne Bequette has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 

Student-Led Company Receives Grant To “Amp It Up”

December 21, 2015 - Doctoral candidate Matthew Dion ’12 and his partners in Amp It Up have been awarded a prestigious EXIST Business Start-up Grant to help fund their invention—an inexpensive device that could make prosthetic legs readily available to amputees in developing nations.

Mattheos Koffas Appointed as the Dorothy and Fred Chau ʼ71 Career Development Constellation Professor in Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering

December 18, 2015 - Troy, N.Y. – Mattheos A.G. Koffas, a professor in the Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), has been appointed the Dorothy and Fred Chau ʼ71 Career Development Constellation Professor at Rensselaer.

The Free Energy Landscape — Exploring the Role of Amino Acid Sequence in Protein Folding

December 9, 2015 - Using pressure to perturb folded proteins, biotechnology researcher Catherine Royer will explore the path of a protein from its unfolded to folded state, advancing our ability to optimize proteins for industrial and pharmaceutical applications.

Federal Investments in Research Enabling Improvements in How We Age

November 24, 2015 - Federal investments in research are paying off in scientific breakthroughs that are “unleashing the power and potential of proteins” in humans.

Architectural Record Honors Anna Dyson

November 20, 2015 - Architectural Record has named Anna Dyson a winner of one of the second annual Women in Architecture Awards.

IBM Research and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Pioneer Next-Generation Cognitive Environments for Business Decision Making

November 18, 2015 - IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) today announced a multi-year collaboration with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to pioneer new frontiers in the scientific field of immersive cognitive systems.

James DiCarlo To Speak on Neuroscience and Cognitive Computing at Rensselaer Nov. 17

November 17, 2015 - On Tuesday, November 17, MIT Professor James DiCarlo, M.D., Ph.D., will deliver a lecture on the subject of “Reverse Engineering the Mind" at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). 


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