MSE News and Events

Jian Shi is the 2019 winner of the Alfred H. Geisler Memorial Award that recognizes an outstanding young materials scientist/engineer from the Eastern NY ASM chapter.
Erik Milosevic has won the S.C. Sun Best Student Paper Award, to be presented at the IEEE International Interconnect Technology Conference in Brussels on June 5, 2019.
Prof. Daniel Gall receives the 2019 IBM Faculty Award for research on "Post-Cu metallization".

TROY, N.Y. — By studying how electrons in two-dimensional graphene can literally act like a liquid, researchers have paved the way for further research into a material that has the potential to enable future electronic computing devices that outpace silicon transistors.

Two MSE affiliated students, Alexander Yepikhin and Parth Bhide, have been selected for the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Award for 2019.

Institute News

TROY, N.Y. —Engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are working to improve imaging methods in order to make medicine more precise and personalized. This work will be a critical component of a new interdisciplinary research project funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that seeks to improve radiation therapy for high-risk prostate cancer patients. 

“In order to do precision medicine, you need to see better,” said Pingkun Yan, assistant professor of biomedical engineer at Rensselaer. “If you cannot see, you can’t do anything.” 

During the 213th Commencement Ceremony at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the nation’s oldest technological university, the Honorable John P. Holdren urged the Class of 2019 to become emissaries “on the relevance of science and technology to the biggest issues affecting human well‐being.”

TROY, N.Y. —Understanding how the brain reacts to acceleration is essential to designing more effective protective equipment and strategies for preventing traumatic brain injury, or TBI.

TROY, N.Y. — Music and science will converge on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute during a two-day celebration of Indian classical music beginning May 2.

The Rensselaer community is invited to two events featuring the award-winning vocalist, and scientist, Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande.