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February 17, 2021

Jude Abu Zaineh, an electronic arts doctoral student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was offered a Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) doctoral fellowship for her research project, “Home Is Where the Maqlouba Is: Understanding Palestinian diaspora through art, food, and technology.”

Installation view of Balsam Jorh, Jude Abu Zaineh, University of Windsor (2019)
February 16, 2021

In research recently published in Nature Physics, a team led by Sufei Shi, an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, demonstrated surprising and promising properties in heterobilayer transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD), created by stacking monolayer tungsten diselenide (WSe2) and tungsten disulfide (WS2) on top of one another, with precise control. TMD materials have been eyed for their atomically thin semiconductor properties.

February 12, 2021

Pingkun Yan, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is among 63 inventors named by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) to the 2021 class of NAI Senior Members.

February 10, 2021

More than a dozen faculty members in the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have received 2020 School of Engineering Faculty Awards. The awards recognize innovative pedagogy, high impact research, and teamwork by Rensselaer Engineering faculty who have continued to push the frontiers despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

February 2, 2021

Michael Podowski, a professor emeritus of nuclear engineering and engineering physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, recently received the Seaborg Medal and the Technical Achievements Award from the American Nuclear Society (ANS).

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