ISE News and Events

ISE celebrated the 2014 graduating class with the commencement luncheon on May 22. Congratulations to the 41 Industrial and Management Engineering graduates!  Picture shows class of 2014 with advisor Cheng Hsu.

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As the oil industry prepares to exploit the Arctic's vast resources, the United States is inadequate in its preparedness for an oil spill in the region, according to a report released on April 23 by the National Research Council (NRC). ISE Research Faculty Dr. Martha Grabowski is the chair of this report. The 183-page report marks the first time in more than ten years that the NRC, an arm of the National Academy of Sciences, has taken a comprehensive look at the impact of oil and gas exploration in the Arctic.
The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) 2.0 is a national effort appointed by President Obama to secure U.S. leadership in emerging technologies that will create high-quality manufacturing jobs and enhance America’s global competitiveness. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and GlobalFoundries are proud to co-host the AMP 2.0 Regional Meeting on April 24, 2014.

The IIE Student Chapter at RPI along with IIE Headquarters are proud to present to all engineering students at RPI a short course in Green Belt. The course will be conducted on campus during a weekend in late March or early April. An instructor from IIE will teach the course which will be followed by an exam on Sunday afternoon. Students successfully completing the course will receive a Green Belt Certification from IIE.

Richard Garrett, a doctoral student in ISE, was awarded a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fellowship via the Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA) at Rutgers University. Richard’s research is on providing decision support for optimizing oil spill response resource allocation in the Alaskan Arctic in partnership with the United States Coast Guard.

Institute News

Tribology expert John Tichy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering, has received the Donald Wilcock Distinguished Service Award from the Tribology Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Troy, N.Y. — The transportation sector is one of the largest consumers of energy. The energy consumption of the freight sector is growing faster than the overall sector, according to researchers. This is the case of light trucks and medium/heavy trucks that consume 32.1 percent and 22.7 percent of the energy consumed in the sector. To address this, energy agencies throughout the world have fostered the use of novel engine technologies and fuels, and improved fuel consumption standards.
Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson is profiled in the MIT Technology Review article “The Remarkable Career of Shirley Ann Jackson,” published Dec. 19, 2017.   “Shirley Ann Jackson worked to help bring about more diversity at MIT, where she was the first African-American woman to earn a doctorate,” wrote author Amanda Schaffer. “She then applied her mix of vision and pragmatism in the lab, in Washington, and at the helm of a major research university.” Read the article here: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609692/the-remarkable-career-of-shirley-ann-jackson/  
Rensselaer alumnus Nambi Seshadri ’86 has been selected to receive the 2018 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, the highest honor conferred by IEEE in the field of communications and networking, for his “contributions to the theory and practice of wireless communications.”
Troy, N.Y. — Energy and sustainability are among the grand challenges facing humanity. Faculty research in electric power engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has led to groundbreaking discoveries and innovative contributions in all aspects of generation, transmission, distribution, and utilization of electric energy. Especially today, the ongoing research contributions of three faculty in the broad electric power engineering program at Rensselaer has the potential to make power systems more resilient.