Articles in Academics

Nikhil Koratkar Receives Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award

Honored for pioneering work in synthesis, characterization, and applications of one-dimensional and two-dimensional nanomaterials

Nikhil Koratkar, the John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Professor of Engineering, has been honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) and Pi Tau Sigma for his pioneering work in the synthesis, characterization, and applications of one-dimensional and two-dimensional nanomaterials. The professional organizations recognized Koratkar with the Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award…. Read More

Rensselaer Ranked on Report of Value-Added Measures of Economic Impact of Colleges

Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings releases report evaluating colleges’ contribution to alumni economic outcomes


The Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program has named Rensselaer on its recent classification of colleges based on “value-added” measures. The rankings consider how well colleges’ alumni performed on three economic measures: midcareer earnings, student-loan repayment, and occupational earnings power, the average salary within the occupations of alumni of a given college or university. To come up with value-added measures,… Read More

Graduate Student Michael Guerette Honored by American Ceramic Society

Award recognizes research excellence in glass science

Michael Guerette

Michael Guerette, postdoctoral researcher and graduate of Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been honored by the Glass and Optical Materials Division (GOMD) in the American Ceramic Society. Guerette has been recognized with the Norbert J. Kreidl Award for Young Scholars, the highest honor GOMD bestows upon a graduate student, recognizing research excellence in… Read More

Rongjie Lai Named Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences

Expert in three-dimensional object recognition

Rongjie Lai, an expert in three-dimensional object recognition, has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Lai joins Rensselaer from the University of California, Irvine. Researching in the field of numerical partial differential equations and computational differential geometry, Lai uses mathematical techniques to develop global tools for extracting information from discrete data… Read More

Faculty Members Celebrated at 52nd Annual Recognition Dinner

Milestone anniversaries, retirements noted


Rensselaer faculty members were honored with annual Institute awards, and for service and dedication, at the 52nd annual Faculty Recognition Dinner, held May 5 in the Heffner Alumni House. James Hendler, the Tetherless World Senior Constellation Professor and director of the Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications, received the William H. Wiley Distinguished Faculty… Read More

Holguín-Veras Discusses Implications for the Response to Nepal Earthquake

Presentation discussed important lessons that ought to be learned from other large disasters


Extreme events pose serious logistical challenges to emergency and aid organizations active in preparation, response, and recovery operations, as the disturbances they bring about turn normal conditions into chaos. On May 6, José Holguín-Veras, the William H. Hart Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment,… Read More

Rensselaer Launches Spring Admission Program

Expands opportunity for more students to access Rensselaer transformational experience


To expand access to the Rensselaer transformational experience, Rensselaer has instituted a spring admission program. Because the Institute receives record numbers of applications each year, a spring admission provides a unique pathway for a select group of outstanding and mature students to study at our world-class technological research university. “A Rensselaer education—through innovative pedagogy, global… Read More

Rensselaer Implements Advanced Professional Studies Program

Pratt & Whitney cohort will begin this summer

Advanced Professional Studies

The Office of Graduate Education has announced the launch of a customized graduate degree program for the employees of Pratt & Whitney’s North Berwick, Maine, location. The content and structure of the degree program was developed by Rensselaer faculty in response to the particular career development needs of Pratt & Whitney’s engineers. The cohort of… Read More

Student Social Media Ambassador Program Launched

Students will share stories of life on campus

The Rensselaer Student Social Media Ambassador (SSMA) program has been created to provide opportunities for students to gain professional social media experience before graduating. “SSMAs can provide insights into life at Rensselaer and in their own words describe their experiences, learning and leadership opportunities, and participation in research as well as community activities,” said David… Read More

Rensselaer Student Startup Reaches Semifinals at 2015 Rice Business Plan Competition

Team Resumazing honored for automated Web service that helps applicants land dream jobs


Resumazing, a student startup team from Rensselaer, placed in the semifinals round at the 15th annual Rice Business Plan Competition at Rice University in Houston, Texas. The team earned a fifth-place prize of $1,250 in the semifinals category and a $750 second-place prize in the Mercury Fund Elevator Pitch competition. The team competed with students… Read More