MANE News and Events

A vast majority of American kids in the K-12 demographic are fascinated with Lego™ toys. A team of Rensselaer students led by Professor Johnson Samuel are leveraging this fascination, by promoting advanced manufacturing education/careers through designing a unique Lego™-based outreach module, centered on the concept of desktop micro-factories.

On April 22, 2013 five MANE faculty were recognized with School of Engineering Faculty Awards

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.

Professor Antoinette Maniatty on how nanotechnology and computer modeling can lead to safer air travel:

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.

Institute News

The Class of 2023, currently preparing to begin the next stage of their academic careers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, represents the strongest academic incoming class in Institute history and also includes a record number of underrepresented students. The class average on the SAT was 1411 based on the 1600 scale. Ten students had perfect ACT scores. The high-achieving group of 1,750 enrolled students includes 78 valedictorians or salutatorians of their high school graduating class. Approximately 64% ranked in the top 10% of their class.
Professor Emeritus Michael I. Savic, age 89, died in Atlanta, Georgia on June 24, 2019. He was born in Belgrade, Serbia, and immigrated to the United States in 1967. Dr. Savic received a Dr. Eng. Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in 1965. He was principal investigator on 32 major projects, mainly in areas of industrial and biomedical electronics, and in signal processing. He published over 79 professional papers, and was granted eight patents; 220 citations of his work were published in literature.
TROY, N.Y. — Imagine you are heading to the grocery store and receive a phone alert asking if you’d also be willing to bring your neighbor’s groceries home. Or you are on your way to a concert and see you could fill the seats of your car—and your wallet—if you picked up a few other music fans along the way. As the supplier in these scenarios, you have the choice of which services you provide and when. This may very well be the way commerce is headed.