MSE News and Events

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor position in Materials Science and Engineering with expertise and potential in the broad area of bulk/thin film metallic materials.

Rensselaer researchers show that a ferroelectric van der Waals layered perovskite exhibits unique internal magnetic field profiles to enable fast and efficient spintronic devices at room temperature, in a work published in Nature Photonics.
Prof. Tomozawa receives the 2022 N.F. Mott Award from the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids (JNCS), which distinguishes senior scientists based on their continuing relevant contributions to the science of non-crystalline solids over many years.
Researchers led by Edwin Fohtung, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, have developed a new technique for revealing defects in nanostructured vanadium oxide.
Department of energy awards a $2.6 million grant to a team of five universities / national labs, led by Ravishankar Sundararaman, an associate professor of Materials Science and Engineering, to develop accurate, cost-effective, and highly accessible computational electrochemistry tools to design future energy materials.

Institute News

Steve Eshiemogie, a doctoral student studying chemical and biological engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been recognized as an honorable mention in the annual Cell Press Rising Black Scientists Awards for his essay “From village to lab: An African scientist’s quest for a sustainable future.” [MS1] More than 350 students across a range of scientific disciplines applied. 
From computer chips and pharmaceuticals to batteries and airplanes, our world runs on manufactured goods and products. However, most people rarely think about how these things get made — not to mention the technology and engineering that goes into making them at scale. 
Joan Llabre, Ph.D. '23, who received her doctorate in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this past fall and is now a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute, has won the Koerner Family Foundation Fellowship, which supports engineers pursuing careers in research. 
This year, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers will begin work on a radically new approach to treating and preventing genetic diseases such as Alzheimer’s.It’s thanks to a grant from the National Institutes of Health’s TARGETED Challenge, which funds scientific research on ways to deliver gene editing tools directly to cells in the human body. 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Hudson Valley Community College have welcomed the inaugural class of RPI-HVCC Semiconductor Scholars. Funded by the 2022 CHIPS and Science Act, the Scholars program is one of many efforts in the Capital Region and around the country to prepare more students to enter the semiconductor industry. 
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