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February 5, 2019
Xavier Intes, professor of biomedical engineering and co-director of the Biomedical Imaging Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been promoted to Fellow of the Society by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. SPIE annually promotes select members as new fellows. This year, SPIE will honor 88 new Fellows of the Society. This honor […]
Xavier Intes Promoted to Fellow of the Society by SPIE
February 1, 2019
Nanomaterials expert Nikhil Koratkar, the John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Professor of Engineering in the Rensselaer Department of Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, has been awarded the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay Distinguished Alumni Award. Koratkar’s research is positioned at the intersections of nanotechnology, energy, and sustainability. His research focuses on the […]
Nanomaterials expert Nikhil Koratkar Honored
January 31, 2019
“We believe the next generation of aerospace systems will be able to feel, think, and react in a way that is similar to how biological systems behave.” That’s how Fotis Kopsaftopoulos describes the overarching goal behind a new project funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Kopsaftopoulos, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering, […]
Grant Awarded to Increase Intelligence in Aerospace Systems
January 25, 2019
Aparna Gupta, associate professor of quantitative finance and director of the Lally School of Management Center for Financial Studies at Rensselaer, won a 2018 “best paper” award from the Financial Management Association. The paper was recognized as the best paper of 2018 in the discipline of derivatives and options. Gupta’s paper was co-authored by Runzu […]
Aparna Gupta Wins Financial Management Association Award
January 19, 2019
The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) has awarded Rensselaer a workforce development grant as part of a nearly $13 million round of recently announced funding, a value which includes cost sharing from participating organizations. The grant, in collaboration with Celegene and LumaCyte, LLC will, develop “characterization of cell therapy products by flow […]
Grant Awarded for Manufacturing Biopharmeceuticals



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