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The fellowships will allow students to work with eminent faculty members.

Graduate Fellowships

3.86 Million NSF Fellowship Grant for THz Research

Rensselaer has been awarded a $3.86 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund 15 fellowships to enhance interdisciplinary graduate study in terahertz (THz) science and technology as it relates to imaging, data transfer and networking systems, and electronics.

The fellowships, managed by Rensselaer’s Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, will allow students to study with eminent faculty members in physics, electrical engineering, biology, and biomedical engineering. Students will be exposed to advanced research facilities at Rensselaer, such as the Center for Terahertz Research, where Rensselaer researchers have played a leading role in the quest to understand the science and the application of THz radiation.

The NSF award comes at a time when Rensselaer is strengthening its research-oriented graduate program with plans to double the number of doctoral degrees awarded.

Rensselaer faculty are among the world’s first scientists to exploit the unique advantages of THz radiation. Using the relatively unexplored THz portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, they are creating innovative imaging and sensing technologies that hold enormous potential in biomedical imaging, genetics diagnostics, microelectronics, and the chemical and biological materials identification fields.

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Rensselaer Magazine: Spring 2004
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