Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering Invites Community to Inaugural Technology Showcase

October 19, 2023

This all-day event will include speakers, presentations and lab tours highlighting how New York’s Capital Region is advancing technology. Please register online

October 25, 2023
8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Heffner Alumni House
1301 Peoples Ave.
Troy, NY 12180

Breakfast  |  8 - 9 a.m. 
Keynote | 9 - 9:30 a.m.
Martin A. Schmidt '81, Ph.D.
President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Research & Collaboration Opportunities | 9:30 a.m.- Noon
Aerospace Engineering Program R&D Overview
Matt Oehlshlaeger
Nuclear Engineering Program R&D Overview
Wei Ji
Mechanical Engineering Program R&D Overview
Theo Borca-Tasciuc
GE Collaboration
Diana Borca-Tasciuc & Jim Olson
Projects with Local Industry
Dan Walczyk
Boeing, Ross & HVCC Robotics
Johnson Samuel
Theo Borca-Tasciuc
Lunch | Noon - 1 p.m.
Keynote | 12:30 - 1 p.m. 
Mark Little, Ph.D. '82

Retired Chief Technology Officer of General Electric, RPI Board of Trustees Member

Regional Industry Leaders | 1- 2:30 p.m.
Eben Bayer
Christina Gilliland
Bill Ross
Ross Precision Manufacturing, Ross Valve
Don Rohr
Plug Power
Poster and Demo Session | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
MANE Faculty and Students
Guest Speaker | 3:30 - 4 p.m.
John T. McDonald III
New York State Assemblyman 
Networking Session with Musical Entertainment | 4 - 5 p.m.
Lab Tours | 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Center for Flow Physics and Control
Miki Amitay
Energy Conversion Lab
Diana Borca-Tasciuc
Thermal System Lab
Theo Borca-Tasciuc
Advanced Materials for Energy Storage Laboratory
Fudong Han
Intelligent Structural Systems Lab (ISSL)
Fotis Kopsaftopoulos
Energy Materials and Device Lab (EMDL)
Nikhil Koratkar
Additive Manufacturing Laboratory
Sandipan Mishra
Robotic Wire-Arc Metal Additive Manufacturing Facility
Samuel Johnson
Thermal-Hydraulics Lab
Shanbin Shi
Thermo-Fluids Teaching Lab
Fred Willett
Gaerttner Electron Linear Accelerator (LINAC) Center
Yaron Danon

Written By Samantha Murray
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