The Materials Science and Engineering Department is pleased to welcome Dr. Jian Shi to join the faculty as an Assistant Professor starting Fall 2014. Dr. Shi's research interests is on synthesis and application of low-dimensional complex oxides. For more information about Professor Shi's research, please refer to his Google Scholar webpage: http://scholar.google.com/citations?sortby=pubdate&hl=en&user=owoVW08AAAAJ&view_op=list_works.
Linda Schadler, the Russell Sage Professor and associate dean for academic affairs for the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named vice provost and dean for undergraduate education. The appointment, effective Oct. 13, 2014, was announced this week by Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson.
The Materials Science and Engineering Department is pleased to welcome Dr. Edmund Palermo to join the faculty as an Assistant Professor starting Fall 2014. Dr. Palermo's research interests is on polymer science and engineering at the interface of materials and biology, specifically on biomimetic macromolecules. For more information about Professor Palermo's research, please refer to his group website (http://edpalermo.weebly.com).
Liyun Ren, a MSE graduate student, has won the 2nd Place Poster Award at the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC) in Las Vegas on April 30, 2014. Her poster is titled "Highly efficient production of polymeric nanofiber assemblies using centrifugal jet spinning technique". Liyun is advised by BME Professor Shiva Kotha and MSE Professor Rahmi Ozisik. Congratulations!
Rensselaer researchers have developed a rechargeable lithium battery with components made entirely of carbon.
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).