Professor Antoinette Maniatty on how nanotechnology and computer modeling can lead to safer air travel: http://approach.rpi.edu/2012/04/09/metal-fatigue-and-you/
MANE News and Events
New Research Center To Tackle Critical Challenges Related to Aircraft Design, Wind Energy, Smart Buildings
Imagine this: A soldier with a gunshot wound arrives in a battleground hospital and undergoes X-rays and CT scans to determine the full extent of the damage. The attending surgeon inputs the scans into a computer, which uses the data to create an ultra-realistic 3-D model of the injury site. The surgeon then hits “print” and within a few minutes is holding a near-perfect, full-size replica of the injured area—whether it’s a shoulder, a thigh, a head, or an internal organ.
Professor George Xu has been invited by Administrator Lisa Jackson of US Environmental Protection Agency to serve as a member of EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) Radiation Advisory Committee. The Radiation Advisory Committee is organized under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Committee member's scientific and technical expertise, experience and innovation play critical roles in the success of the EPA's approach to effective environmental protection.
New Tenured Professor Known Internationally for Research on Morphing Helicopters, Advanced Configurations, and Adaptive Cellular Structures.
Rotorcraft and adaptive structures expert Farhan Gandhi recently joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as the Rosalind and John J. Redfern Jr. ’33 Professor of Engineering. He is a tenured full professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering.