News and Events

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
The Industrial and Systems Engineering Department and the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) student chapter, along with IISE Headquarters, will present two short courses on Six Sigma Green Belt and Six Sigma Healthcare Green Belt at RPI on 3/15 - 3/17. Registration is required by 3/8/2024 at https://link.iise.org/ssgbhc-mar24-rpi.
Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Please join a webinar via Zoom on March 12, 2024 at 4:00 PM Eastern. Dr. Azita Hirsa, student Samantha Fluty, and a representative from the Admissions Office will be available to describe the Industrial and Management Engineering program and answer your questions.
Pictured here are some of Dr. Nima Ahmadi’s students displaying their projects from this Fall’s Multidisciplinary Capstone Design course.
ISE Faculty are hosting a webinar to provide information about the Ph.D. program in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering on December 18, 2023, at 9.00 am (EST). Ph.D. application fees will be waived for webinar attendees.
Students in Dr. Ahmadi's Human Performance Modeling
Students in the Human Performance Modeling Course at Rensselaer Augmented and Virtual Environment (RAVE) taught by Dr. Nima Ahmadi recently delved into the realms of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and cutting-edge wearables. Their objective: get familiar with EmbracePlus, Tobii Pro Glasses 2, and the immersive VR and AR experiences provided by the HTC Vive Pro 2.

Institute News

A team led by scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has 3D-printed hair follicles in human skin tissue cultured in the lab. This marks the first time researchers have used the technology to generate hair follicles, which play an important role in skin healing and function.
Nikhil Koratkar, Ph.D., John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Professor of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Koratkar was recognized for his pioneering contributions to the field of nanoscale science and technology and the use of nanoscale materials in composites and energy storage devices. Each year, no more than 0.05% of the society membership is recognized by their peers for election to the status of fellow of the American Physical Society.
Transistors — the tiny on-off switches inside microchips — have gotten smaller and smaller over the years, increasing computing power and enabling smaller devices. During that time, the copper wires that connect these switches have likewise shrunk. However, smaller, thinner wires create a big problem, said Daniel Gall, professor of materials science and engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Using artificial intelligence tools to analyze years of biomedical data, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered a possible connection between sleep, gastrointestinal health, and two potentially harmful behaviors often associated with profound autism: self-injury and aggression. Their study is published in the Journal of Personalized Medicine.
Pawel Keblinski, Ph.D., has been named John Tod Horton ’52 Professor of Materials Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. An endowed chaired professorship is among the highest honors bestowed on a Rensselaer faculty member.