MANE News and Events

Announcements

Professor Peter F Caracappa has been awarded the prestigious Elda E. Anderson Award presented to a young member of the Health Physics Society to recognize excellence in (1) research or development, (2) discovery or invention, (3) devotion to health physics, and/or (4) significant contributions to the profession of health physics

On April 2, 2013 Dr. Farhan Gandhi, the Rosalind and John J. Redfern Jr. ’33 Professor of Engineering, was elected Technical Fellow of the American Helicopter Society. This award is reserved for members of the society with outstanding technical contributions to the vertical flight industry.

Grace V. Tilton, a MANE undergraduate student working with Professor Riccardo Bevilacqua, received the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship in March 2013. She is one of only 71 engineering majors in the country to receive this award this year.

Institute News

TROY, N.Y. – Hundreds of high school students will gather on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Saturday, January 4, for the season kickoff of the 2020 FIRST ® Robotics Competition. At the event, teams will learn the details of this year’s challenge — FIRST RISE, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change.
TROY, N.Y. — As the lithium-ion batteries that power most phones, laptops, and electric vehicles become increasingly fast-charging and high-performing, they also grow increasingly expensive and flammable.
TROY, N.Y. — Whether you’re traveling for work or for fun, nothing ruins the start of a trip quite like jet lag. Engineers affiliated with the Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA) Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a way to deliver personalized advice using smart wearable technology that would help travelers adjust more quickly.
TROY, N.Y. — Cardboard boxes being delivered to homes and businesses — one, two, even three packages at a time — are as ubiquitous as holiday lights this time of year. While most people enjoy giving and receiving gifts throughout the season, there’s increasing concern over the rise in congestion, emissions, and energy consumption associated with an influx of deliveries. A new survey conducted by a research team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute indicates that some online shoppers are open to receiving packages in another way, if it would help offset this growing problem.
TROY, N.Y. — Power generation, the heat in our homes, air-conditioning, even the manufacturing of some of the products we use each day rely on evaporation and condensation processes. Improving and controlling these phase-change phenomena could increase energy efficiency across a vast number of industries.
TROY, N.Y. — Many technologies that are essential for daily life — from communications to GPS navigation to weather forecasting — rely on the thousands of satellites that are orbiting Earth. When those satellites run out of gas and stop working, there’s not much that can currently be done to fix them.
TROY, N.Y. — Ge Wang, the Clark and Crossan Endowed Chair of biomedical engineering and director of the Biomedical Imaging Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI fellow is the highest professional distinction given to academic inventors. It is bestowed on those who have created or facilitated inventions that have improved quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.
By folding snippets of DNA into the shape of a five-pointed star using structural DNA nanotechnology, researchers have created a trap that captures Dengue virus as it floats in the bloodstream. 
TROY, N.Y. — The innovations that will enable greener energy systems, next generation computing, artificially intelligent solutions, and even health-care technology are all being developed right now on the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus. These solutions are ripe for research and industry partnerships.
Troy, N.Y. — Charles Taylor ’87, ’91, ’92, recognizes that every person’s heart and health are different, which is why he has spent his career focused on developing a personalized approach to diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disease. His visionary work as the co-founder of HeartFlow Inc. is one of the reasons that, later this week, Taylor will be awarded the Davies Medal for Engineering Achievement from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.