The fall semester is in full swing and members of the Rensselaer Class of 2018 have already completed their first week of classes. The 1,334 first-year students promise to be an exceptional group.
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".
Advanced materials leader Robert Hull, the Henry Burlage Jr. Professor of Engineering and head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been named the first director of the Institute’s new Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems (cMDIS). The appointment is effective October 1, 2014.
The annual Greeting at the Approach will take place from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. at the 8th Street Approach. As a special highlight of the event, Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson will also greet and shake hands with each member of the Class of 2018.
Hamed Parvaneh, graduate student in Professor Robert Hull's research group was awarded the Microscopy and Microanalysis 2014 Meeting Award. His award was conferred during the opening Plenary Session on Aug 4 in Hartford, CT. Congratulations!
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).
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.