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’s Michael Amitay, James L. Decker ’45 Endowed Professor in Aerospace Engineering and director for the Center for Flow Physics and Control (CeFPaC), was elected as a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. The society is the only international professional body working to advance aeronautical art, science, and engineering around the world. With more than 25,000 members and corporate partners, the society is dedicated to moving research forward in the aerospace aviation and space communities through information sharing.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) was awarded two of 11 new technology projects from the Advanced Robotics and Manufacturing (ARM) Institute. The new investment totals more than $7.9 million across the 11 projects. ARM selects projects that address critical needs within the manufacturing sector and aims to combine resources and research of industry, academia, and government to advance critical manufacturing technologies.
Steven Cramer, the William Weightman Walker Professor of Polymer Engineering and a professor in the Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for “scientific and technological advances leading to new chromatographic materials, processes, and predictive tools for the purification of biopharmaceuticals.”
Food access is one of the largest social problems in the United States. The challenge of accessing healthy foods is especially pronounced in communities of disadvantaged populations. Research led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) proposes to develop a local food cooperation (LFC) program that integrates a state-level food hub network to enable the coordination of multiple regional food hubs, and regional farm to institution programs that address regional food insecurity and inequity.
A team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute led by Helen Zha, assistant professor in the Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been awarded a $745,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore sustainable alternatives to the synthetic textiles used in “fast fashion.”