Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new method for creating advanced nanomaterials that could lead to highly efficient refrigerators and cooling systems requiring no refrigerants and no moving parts. The key ingredients for this innovation are a dash of nanoscale sulfur and a normal, everyday microwave oven.
Sir Harold Walter Kroto, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, will speak at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute about science in today’s society.
Kroto’s presentation, titled “Science and Society in the 21st Century,” will take place at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in room 330 of the Darrin Communications Center (DCC) at Rensselaer. A reception will follow in the Ansell Lounge of the Jonsson Engineering Center. He will also present a separate lecture titled “Carbon in Nano and Outer Space” at 11 a.m. in DCC 337 as part of the Rensselaer Department of Materials Science and Engineering Seminar Series. Both lectures are free and open to the public and the Rensselaer community.
Four engineering students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute spent their summer in Spain researching advanced materials at the Madrid Microelectronics Institute (IMM). The eight-week fellowship, funded by the National Science Foundation through an International Research Experiences for Students grant, offered the students a chance to perform leading-edge research while living, working, and learning in an international, multicultural environment.
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new method to harvest energy from flowing water. This discovery aims to hasten the creation of self-powered microsensors for more accurate and cost-efficient oil exploration.
Nanoengineered Graphene Coating Harvests Energy From Flowing Water, Powers Microsensors Used To Detect Underground Oil and Gas