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May 29, 2019

With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development, a team of researchers including Kevin Rose, assistant professor of biological sciences, will study the water resources of the Limpopo River Basin in southern Africa, considered one of the most biodiverse natural areas on the planet.

May 23, 2019

Jian Shi, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, is the 2019 winner of the Alfred H. Geisler Memorial Award.  


The award, given by the Eastern New York Chapter of ASM International, “recognizes an outstanding young materials scientist/engineer” from the chapter who has made significant contributions to the fields of education, research, or manufacturing, before the age of 40.  


ASM International is the world’s largest association of metals-centric materials engineers and scientists. According to the organization, it has more than 30,000 members across the globe. 

May 22, 2019

Daniel Gall, professor of materials science and engineering, has received the 2019 IBM Faculty Award, part of a competitive worldwide program aimed at fostering collaboration in research and promoting curriculum innovation.


With the award, Gall receives $40,000 to support his work in the area of post-Cu metallization. 


This honor is further recognition of the research by Gall’s group that seeks new metals that could outperform copper as nanoscale wires in future silicon chips.  


In the fall of 2018, LAM Research recognized him with the Unlock Ideas Faculty Award, including a $25,000 research grant. 

May 22, 2019

Jonathan Dordick, the Howard P. Isermann ’42 Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer, will receive the Amgen Biochemical and Molecular Engineering Award at the ECI Conference on Biochemical and Molecular Engineering in Quebec, Canada, this July.


The award, supported by the biotechnology company Amgen Inc., is given in memory of biochemical engineering pioneer James E. Bailey to recognize research excellence and leadership in biomedical and molecular engineering. 

May 15, 2019
The Society for Technical Communication (STC) recently awarded Miles A. Kimball, professor of communication and media in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer, the Ken Rainey Award for Excellence in Research. The award, given out annually, recognizes researchers who have made positive, significant contributions to the field of technical communication. It […]
Miles A. Kimball Receives STC’s Ken Rainey Award

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