MANE News and Events

Dr. Peter Caracappa has been recognized with a Presidential Citation by the American Nuclear Society for his contributions to the media response to the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan.

Graduate Student Nicholas Thompson, a recent alumnus of the Nuclear Engineering Program at RPI currently pursuing his masters degree, was recently awarded First Place in the Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards Program in the Nuclear Material Accountability and Control Instrumentation division of the Open Competition.

Institute News

TROY, N.Y. — By studying how electrons in two-dimensional graphene can literally act like a liquid, researchers have paved the way for further research into a material that has the potential to enable future electronic computing devices that outpace silicon transistors.
TROY, N.Y. — A team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is building a semi-autonomous trash collector for space, which they have fittingly named OSCaR. (You can see OSCaR here) The acronym stands for “Obsolete Spacecraft Capture and Removal,” and it’s a creative solution to an increasingly dangerous and costly problem that is literally encompassing the globe.
TROY, N.Y. — Creating a lithium-ion battery that can charge in a matter of minutes but still operate at a high capacity is possible, according to research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute just published in Nature Communications. This development has the potential to improve battery performance for consumer electronics, solar grid storage, and electric vehicles.