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January 16, 2020

X. George Xu, the Edward E. Hood Endowed Chair Professor of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering, has been selected by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) to receive the Edith H. Quimby Award for Lifetime Achievement in Medical Physics.

January 14, 2020

Ge Wang, an endowed chair professor of biomedical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, recently published a first book on the foundation of deep neural networks and specific applications in tomographic imaging, in collaboration with his three co-authors.

December 18, 2019

As the year comes to a close, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute congratulates all of the members of the faculty and staff who retired this year and thanks them for all they did for the Rensselaer community!

December 17, 2019

The online master’s degree in mechanical engineering offered by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was recently ranked among the country’s best by, an independent website specializing in higher education information.

December 16, 2019

In Nano Letters, researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute recently demonstrated how they could harness promising characteristics of one such material — vanadium dioxide (VO2) — in order to lay the groundwork for practical application in future technologies.



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