ISE News and Events

As part of a panel addressing the U.S. Coast Guard’s leadership on Arctic safety, security, and environmental responsibility, Dr. Martha Grabowski (a Senior Research Scientist in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department) has been invited to testify before the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee during their upcoming hearing on Coast Guard leadership needs in the Arctic.
Predicting Responses to Public Health Messaging
Dr. Yinan Wang has been selected as a 2023 CGCA Panel Fellow in the 2023 CMMI's Game Changer Academies program. CGCA for Advancing Research Innovation is a partnership between Kardia Group and the CMMI division of the Engineering directorate within the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Genesis Moran Gonzalez and Dean Shekhar Garde
Genesis Moran Gonzalez presented her research entitled “Freight Transportation Pollution Emissions in Oakland, CA. An Environmental Equity Analysis” at the School of Engineering Showcase as part of the Passport to RPI on Friday, October 7 during Reunion & Homecoming 2022.
Dr. Jennifer Pazour
Dr. Jennifer Pazour, Associate Professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Future of Work grant entitled "Mobilizing Nonprofit Resources and Talents with a Community Tool for Purpose-Driven Work."  Dr.

Institute News

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) will hold its 24th annual Black Families Technology Awareness Day on Saturday, February 4. The event, free and open to the public, is designed to introduce historically underrepresented students in grades K-12, their families, and educators to educational and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Fudong Han, Priti and Mukesh Chatter ’82 Career Development Chair in Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, has been awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for Electronic Transport in Sulfide-Based Lithium Solid Electrolytes. The NSF CAREEER award is presented to junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through research and education, and the integration of these endeavors in the context of their organizations’ missions.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) was awarded $740,000 for research and education from the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The project is led by Professor Jie Lian, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering at RPI, and Prof. Shanbin Shi's co-PI project from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).
In an article published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Dr. Deepak Vashishth and Joan Llabre, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, presented evidence of a link between Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, and diabetes. While recent evidence showed loss of bone mineral density with Alzheimer’s disease, this is the first study to demonstrate the effects of the Alzheimer’s disease phenotype on bone quality and link changes in bone and amyloid formation in the brain.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) has a long history of training the next generation for career preparedness. With signing of the $250 billion CHIPS and Science Act, the U.S. need for career preparedness has never been greater. The new BYOND – Build Your Own NanoDevice — curriculum at RPI is an interdisciplinary program that invites students from the School of Engineering and the School of Science to work side by side in the lab and classroom. The increasing demand for nanotechnology and semiconductors creates a need for more advanced cleanroom operations. At RPI, the Micro and Nanofabrication Clean Room (MNCR) facility within the Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems (CMDIS) is offering the BYOND program for undergraduate students to start building a foundation and training for this career path.