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October 11, 2019

Xavier Intes, professor of biomedical engineering and co-director of the Biomedical Imaging Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been elected a fellow of The Optical Society (OSA), an international society for optics and photonics.

October 10, 2019

Advanced robotics manufacturing has the potential to vastly improve, speed up, and create safer manufacturing processes to design and create the things we interact with each day, while saving money. It combines cutting-edge robotics, artificial intelligence, and emerging technologies.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is leading a number of projects aimed at improving next-generation manufacturing. 

October 10, 2019

Raquel Velho, an assistant professor of science and technology studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will deliver a talk titled “Monuments of Care: A Discussion About Infrastructures and Maintenance,” on October 10 at 6:30 at the Opalka Gallery at Russell Sage College. The gallery’s latest installation, “In-Faux-Structure,” addresses the power dynamics and disparities inherent in global and local infrastructures.

October 2, 2019

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute physicist Vincent Meunier has been appointed to an International Francqui Professor position, supporting a five-month research stay with the Université de Namur in Belgium.

Vincent Meunier has been awarded an International Francqui Professor Chair position.
October 1, 2019

Jacob Shelley, an expert in plasma-ambient mass spectrometry instruments and professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has won the 2020 Emerging Leader in Atomic Spectroscopy Award from Spectroscopy, a multimedia platform devoted to spectroscopic instruments.

Jacob Shelley



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