ISE News and Events

The RPI Chapter of the Alpha Pi Mu Society initiated nine new members on April 27.  Pictured here are some of the new members.  Congratulations!
Dr. Yinan Wang will join the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this fall.  Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.  This year he was awarded the Mary G. and Joseph Natrella Scholarship from the American Statistical Association.
Joaquin Rodriguez
Joaquin Rodriguez has been awarded a Willard P. Heddles Memorial Scholarship for the 2022/2023 academic term by the Material Handling Education Foundation.  The Foundation offers scholarship awards to undergraduate students who are pursuing a material handling, logistics or supply chain career.
Dear DSES/IME/SETM/ISE Alumni,   Happy Year of 2022. We’d like to stay in touch with you, learning about your successes and keeping you up-to-date on department news.
Jennifer Pazour
Jennifer Pazour, an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been awarded an International Excellence Fellowship from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Institute News

Rensselaer Professor Jonathan Dordick and collaborators from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College have been awarded $500,000 from the New York State Biodefense Commercialization Fund to engage in research for the development of a Pentosan Polysulfate (PPS)-based nasal spray to block COVID-19.
Rensselaer Professor Michael Amitay has been awarded $800,000 from the Department of Defense as part of the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) to engage in research to advance the study of unsteady aerodynamics.
As the demand for home deliveries from online purchases continues to increase, Cara Wang, an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Woojung Kim, a doctoral student in the same department at Rensselaer, recently published research showing that some, but not all consumers, will accept going to alternate delivery locations to get their packages rather than having them delivered directly to their front door.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been awarded $607,505 from the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) to help develop technologies to resolve the waste and storage challenges associated with Advanced Nuclear Reactor fuel cycles.
The New York Tech Valley Regional 2022 FIRST® Robotics Competition returns to an in-person event as hundreds of high school students will compete for a slot in the FIRST World Championship and more than $80 million in scholarship funding.