Articles in Academics

X. George Xu Named Edward E. Hood Jr. Endowed Chair of Engineering

Endowed professorship among highest honors bestowed on faculty members

George Xu

Nuclear engineering expert X. George Xu has been named the Edward E. Hood Jr. Endowed Chair of Engineering. An endowed professorship is among the highest honors bestowed on a Rensselaer faculty member. “Dr. Xu is known around the world as a leader in his field. His innovative work on radiation dosimetry is advancing many important… Read More

Middle School Students From Amsterdam Get a Taste of College Life

CIPCE held weeklong program focused on robots

Middle schoolers

A group of middle school students from the Greater Amsterdam School District got a taste of college life as part of a program offered by the Center for Initiatives in Pre-College Education this summer. The students spent a week on campus learning how to build and program robots, working together to put their robots through… Read More

Dean of Science Search Underway

Committee members named

President Shirley Ann Jackson has initiated a national search for the position of Dean of the School of Science. The dean is responsible for leading the School of Science into national and international prominence through the pursuit of excellence in trending research and academic scholarship. Earlier this summer, she announced that the following members of… Read More

3-D Printed Tissues Advance Stem Cell Research

Guohao Dai Receives NSF CAREER Award to support research

Guohao Dai

Tissue engineering and vascular biology expert Guohao Dai, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, recently won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dai will use the five-year, $440,000 grant to advance his research into bio-fabricating human tissues with 3-D cell printing technology. Adult neural stem… Read More

Tomie Hahn Appointed Director of New Center for Deep Listening

Center founded by Rensselaer professor Pauline Oliveros

Tomie Hahn

Arts professor Tomie Hahn has been appointed director of the new Center for Deep Listening based in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS). Hahn will steer the new center as it assumes leadership of the Deep Listening Institute, an organization dedicated to the study and practice of Deep Listening that was founded… Read More

AMOS at Rensselaer Ranks 43rd on List of World’s Top 500 Supercomputers

Ranked number one among private American academic institutions


The Institute’s petascale supercomputing system clocks in at a top peak processing speed of 1048.6 teraflops per second, making it the 43rd most powerful system in the world, according to the most recent TOP500 list. Named the Advanced Multiprocessing Optimized System, or AMOS, the Rensselaer supercomputer was switched on in October 2013. The system is… Read More

Jose Holguín-Veras Elected Fellow of ASCE

Global leader in areas of freight demand modeling, transportation economics, and humanitarian logistics

FedEx truck

Jose Holguín-Veras, the William Howard Hart Professor, was recently named a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). A professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Holguin-Veras is director of the Institute’s Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment and Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems. He began his… Read More

Chang Ryu Named Director of Polymer Center

Also named acting head of Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Chang Ryu

Polymer materials expert Chang Ryu has been named acting head of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and director of Polymer Center. Ryu joined Rensselaer as an assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology in 2000, and was promoted to associate professor in 2006 and full professor in 2013. He began working with the… Read More

Accolades and Honors

Recent publications and awards for faculty, staff, and students


FEATURED ARTICLE “It’s Personal: The Importance of a Credible Messenger” is featured in the Spring 2014 issue of Public Purpose, the magazine of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Written by David Brond, Rensselaer vice president for strategic communications and external relations, the article highlights the importance of selecting the correct spokesperson for… Read More

Senator Gillibrand Tours MILL and CATS, Announces TRANSFER Act

Gillbrand visit

Joined by Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson and other campus leaders, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand toured the Rensselaer Manufacturing Innovation Learning Laboratory (MILL) and parts of the Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) on July 21 to see an example of the data-driven transformations underway and to announce new legislation for helping translate academic… Read More