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March 21, 2019
Emily Aaldenberg, a doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been chosen to receive the Norbert J. Kreidl Award for her contribution to understanding the origins of fast-surface stress relaxation in glass. The Norbert J. Kreidl Award for Young Scholars is awarded by the Glass & Optical […]
Doctoral Student Receives Norbert J. Kreidl Award
March 20, 2019
Luigi Vanfretti, associate professor of electrical engineering, was recently elected to the Modelica Association. The nonprofit organization “develops coordinated, open access standards and open source software in the area of cyber physical systems.” To be considered for membership, individuals must contribute to the goals of the association. Vanfretti was elected, he said, for the work […]
Luigi Vanfretti Elected to the Modelica Association
March 18, 2019
Sergio Pequito, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering, has been named a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). As the largest technical professional organization in the world, IEEE is focused on technological innovation to benefit humanity. The level of senior membership is given to those with professional maturity, who […]
Sergio Pequito Named Senior Member of IEEE
March 14, 2019
Liwen Chen, a doctoral student in the department of chemical and biological engineering at Rensselaer, recently won the prestigious Frank J. Padden Jr. Award from the 2019 American Physical Society March Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The award is given to a graduate student for “Excellence in Polymer Physics Research.” She received this honor after presenting […]
Doctoral Student Honored at 2019 American Physical Society Meeting
March 11, 2019
Pingkun Yan, co-director of Rensselaer’s Biomedical Imaging Center, recently received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bench-to-Bedside award grant with his NIH collaborator Dr. Brad Wood for their research focused on improving cancer detection through ultrasound imaging. Right now, Yan said, ultrasound imaging is the most commonly used tool for interventional procedures. It is easy […]
NIH Grant to Support Cancer Detection Research



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