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October 13, 2020

With the support of a new grant from the Department of Energy , Patrick Underhill, a professor of chemical and biological engineering, will examine polymer performance through the use of models and simulations.

October 7, 2020

The third season of Why Not Change the World? The RPI Podcast kicks off this week with a deep dive on a research project aimed at making self-disinfecting masks — an urgent need in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

October 7, 2020

With the support of a new grant from NASA, a team of engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will continue its study of amyloid fibril formation aboard the International Space Station.

October 5, 2020

Aida Ayuk, a third-year architecture student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, received a third-place honorable mention in the social impact category of the 2020 National Draper Competition for Women Entrepreneurs for her business plan and design proposal for BioFuture, a portable biomaterial digester for military waste.

October 2, 2020

Vincent Meunier, the head of the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named Editor-in-Chief of a Carbon Trends, a newly launched sister journal to Carbon, the premier research journal for carbon-related papers.

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