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February 5, 2019
The American Chemical Society has recognized Montwaun Young, a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, for his outreach efforts with a 2019 Outreach Volunteers of the Year award for the Eastern New York Local Section. Department head Wilfredo Colón, noting that each local section may recognize only one individual annually for […]
ACS Recognizes Graduate Student Montwaun Young for Outreach Efforts
February 5, 2019
The ALSETLab at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has received an award of $100,000 from Dominion Energy, a Virginia-based company, to support research on flexible alternating current transmission systems. ALSET stands for Analysis Laboratory for Synchrophasor and Electrical Energy Technology, but perhaps more importantly, it is “Tesla” – as in, Nikola Tesla – spelled backwards. The lab […]
ALSETLab Receives Support from Dominion Energy
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



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