ISE News and Events

Thomas Sharkey, an assistant professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at RPI, has received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The IME Student’s Chapter of IIE has won the Gold Award for the fifth time within the past six years. This great accomplishment was made possible by the hard work of the officers led by Ron Nipay the chapter’s president in 2012. By joining the IIE students get access to many benefits including network opportunities, subscription to the IIE magazine, discount price for attending regional and national, free access to webinars conferences, discounted training, awards, scholarships and much more.

Graduates from Rensselaer’s Industrial and Management Engineering program have continued to do exceptionally well in job placement in the past year.
Major industrial, technology, and healthcare companies who have hired IME graduates in 2012 and 2013 include Boeing, Boston Medical Center, Corning, Cummings Engine, GlobalFoundries, Google, Hartford Insurance, Hitachi, John Deere, Loreal, Nestle, Philips, Procter and Gamble, Schlumberger, Stryker, Target, United Technologies, Vinroyal, William K. Construction, W.L. Gore, and Xerox.

Institute News

From a variety of locations in the Capital Region, and throughout the country, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute faculty, students, and staff are pressing their knowledge and machinery to work making personal protective equipment for those on the front lines of the pandemic.
TROY, N.Y. — Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting more than 32.5 million adults in the United States. The key to preventing or even reversing its painful and debilitating effects may be uncovered through a better understanding of the biomechanics that influence a specific molecular component that is central to the body’s joints.
TROY, N.Y. — A widespread transition to solar energy will depend heavily on reliable, safe, and affordable technology like batteries for energy storage and solar cells for energy conversion. At Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, researchers are focused heavily on both parts of that equation.
TROY, N.Y. — The shortage of critical personal protective equipment (PPE) has been a persistent problem for medical and other front-line workers as they battle the COVID-19 pandemic at close range day after day. A team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a potential solution: a machine that uses ultraviolet (UVC) light to sterilize thousands of protective masks each day, rendering them safe for reuse.
TROY, N.Y. — On a typical April day, Jackie Pelham would spend most of her time in a lab coat and goggles. Working at a laboratory bench, she would examine proteins found in the body. But lately, Pelham has traded her lab coat for a laptop and her lab bench for a desk in her home. Rather than observing biochemical processes, she is poring over previously collected data. Somewhat unexpectedly, even to her, Pelham sees this temporary trade-off as an opportunity.