Articles in Appointments

Ravi Kane Named Head of Chemical and Biological Engineering

His research interests are at the interface of biotechnology and nanotechnology

RaviKane

Nanobiotechnology expert Ravi Kane, the P.K. Lashmet Professor, has been named head of the university’s Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE). “Dr. Kane is an internationally respected scholar known for interdisciplinary research, an award-winning educator, and an exceptional mentor. We are delighted to have him lead CBE as the department head,”… Read More

President Jackson Appointed to President’s Intelligence Advisory Board

Dr. Jackson

President Barack Obama has appointed Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson to serve as a member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB), which is charged with advising the President on the effectiveness with which the United States Intelligence Community is meeting the nation’s intelligence needs. The Board assesses issues pertaining to the quality, quantity, and… Read More

Christopher Nolin Named Director of Community and State Relations

To join Division of Strategic Communications and External Relations Oct. 6

Chris Nolin

The Division of Strategic Communications and External Relations has appointed Christopher Nolin as director of community and state relations, in the Office of Government and Community Relations, effective Oct. 6. “We are delighted to welcome Chris as a key member of the Government and Community Relations team,” said David Brond, vice president for strategic communications… Read More

Caitlin Crowley To Lead Women’s Tennis

She joined Rensselaer as assistant coach in 2012

Tennis Team

Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton has announced the full-time appointment of Caitlin Crowley as head women’s tennis coach. Crowley, a native of Burnt Hills, N.Y., had been serving as the acting head coach since January. “I am exceptionally grateful to Jim Knowlton and the entire search committee for affording me this incredible opportunity,” said Crowley,… Read More

Robert Hull Named Director of Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems

New center will continue and expand upon the work of the Center for Integrated Electronics

Clean Room

Advanced materials leader Robert Hull, the Henry Burlage Jr. Professor of Engineering and head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been named the first director of the Institute’s new Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems (cMDIS). The appointment is effective October 1, 2014. As cMDIS director, Hull will help lead the… Read More

Rensselaer Names New Vice President for Institute Advancement

Graig Eastin joins leadership team

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Graig Eastin, vice president of the CHOC Children’s Hospital Foundation, has been named vice president for institute advancement by President Shirley Ann Jackson. “I am pleased that Graig is joining our leadership team,” said President Jackson. “His philanthropic advancement experience directing fundraising and friend-raising strategies for leading academic institutions and nationally recognized health-care organizations will… Read More

Mark Gilbride To Lead Men’s Basketball

Former Clarkson head coach joins Rensselaer

Basketball

Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton has announced the appointment of Mark Gilbride to the position of head men’s basketball coach. Gilbride joins the Rensselaer staff from Clarkson University, where he has served as the head men’s basketball coach for the past five years. He replaces Mike Griffin, who retired from Rensselaer after 30 years of… Read More

Linda Schadler Named Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education

The appointment is effective Oct. 13, 2014

Code of Honor

Linda Schadler, the Russell Sage Professor and associate dean for academic affairs for the School of Engineering, has been named vice provost and dean for undergraduate education. The appointment is effective Oct. 13, 2014. In this position, Schadler will be responsible for overseeing the Institute’s undergraduate degree programs. Along with enhancing the core curriculum and… Read More

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

John Kolb Named NYSERNet Board Chair

Consortium of New York state institutions helps advance research and educational initiatives

John Kolb

NYSERNet, a private not-for-profit corporation created to foster science and education in New York state, announced at its recent board meeting that John Kolb ’79, vice president and CIO, has been selected as the board chair of the parent company NYSERNet.Net, succeeding Francis Lees of the American Museum of Natural History. William Thirsk, vice president… Read More