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One of our emeritus faculty, Prof. Christoph Steinbruchel, has written a textbook for an introductory materials science and engineering course.  Its title is "The Nuts and Bolts of Materials Science".  The book provides a compact, modern narrative of the materials science every engineering student should know and be able to use.

Professor Robert Hull, MSE Department Head, was recently appointed as Associate Editor for Applied Physics Reviews (APR). Applied Physics Reviews (APR) is a review journal published by the American Institute of Physics (AIP), featuring reviews of important and current topics of experimental or theoretical research in applied physics and applications of physics to other branches of science and engineering. For more information about Professor Hull, please refer to http://faculty.rpi.edu/node/1061.

Xiaofeng Su from Professor Minoru Tomozawa's group received the Best Poster Paper Award at the recent “New York State Center for Future Energy Systems Annual Conference” held on March 26, 2014 at Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, NY.

Metals and nanomechanics expert Ying Chen, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Metals and nanomechanics expert Ying Chen has won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award from the NSF.

A new study led by engineers at Rensselaer demonstrates a simple method for determining the strength and stiffness of practical samples of the nanomaterial graphene.

Ganpati Ramanath has been named the John Tod Horton ’52 Professor of Materials Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. An endowed professorship is among the highest honors bestowed on a Rensselaer faculty member.

Nanomaterials Expert Ganpati Ramanath Named John Tod Horton ’52 Professor of Materials Engineering at Rensselaer.
Engineering researchers have developed a new drape made from graphene which can enhance the water-resistant properties of materials with rough surfaces.
Ming Ma has developed a new method to manufacture LEDs that are brighter, more energy efficient, and have superior technical properties than those on the market today.