MSE News and Events

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.
Professor Minoru Tomozawa has been elected to be a Distinguished Life Member of the American Ceramic Society, which is its most prestigious level of membership awarded only to three members each year.
Liping Huang, associate dean for research and graduate programs in the School of Engineering, has been accepted as a member of the 2019-2020 cohort of fellows for the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology, Engineering and Science (ELATES) at Drexel program.
Professor Minoru Tomozawa has been awarded the prestigious Edward Orton Jr. Memorial Lecture by the American Ceramic Society (ACerS). He will deliver this lecture during the Materials Science & Technology Conference and Exposition during the week of September 29 - October 3, 2019, in Portland, Oregon, USA.
The  Norbert J. Kreidl Award for Young Scholars is the highest honor GOMD bestows upon a graduate student, recognizing research excellence in glass science. Emily will present her award lecture at the 25th International Congress on Glass (ICG 2019) in Boston, MA on June 9-14, 2019, hosted by the GOMD.

Institute News

TROY, N.Y – Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are often affected by co-occurring conditions, such as epilepsy, immune disorders, gastrointestinal problems, and developmental delays. According to research published today in Autism Research, creating a classification system for ASD based on co-occurring conditions could provide useful insights into the underlying mechanics of ASD and these conditions. 

TROY, N.Y. - Electrical and systems engineers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will develop simulation models to help researchers at the University of Illinois develop an all-electric aircraft, a project that recently received a $6 million grant from NASA.

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.”