• Unlocking the Secrets of Photosynthesis

    New research that reveals how plants efficiently convert energy from the sun could enable the development of a new, highly robust, and more efficient generation of solar-energy technologies.

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  • Rensselaer Licenses Novel Solar Power Technology

    Rensselaer signed an exclusive license agreement with Concentrating Solar Power Utility for a new solar power technology utilizing what is known as magnetohydrodynamics (MHD).

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  • Facilitating the Transport of Green Power Along Power Grids

    A recent Rensselaer doctoral student has developed a new advanced material to coat electrical components and allow the transmission of higher voltages across national power infrastructures.

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  • Focusing on the Future of Lighting at the LRC

    The Lighting Research Center and Osram Sylvania are working with Paramount Pictures on a study of LED-based lighting in a conference room that uses modular lighting tiles on the ceiling and wall; LRC reports assist airports the feasibility of LED runway and taxiway lights and facilitate industry reduction of electricity costs during times of peak electric loads.

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  • Insights from Innovators

    Recent media interviews consider space exploration, machines as artist, ecofriendly packaging, game creation, lighting prescriptions for seniors, and 3-D printing.

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Steven Cramer Elected Fellow of American Chemical Society

World Wide Web Expert Jim Hendler Named Head of Computer Science Department at Rensselaer

Nanomaterials Expert Nikhil Koratkar Named the John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Professor of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Miki Amitay Named the James L. Decker '45 Endowed Chair in Aerospace Engineering

Rensselaer Research Leader Francine Berman Will Transition to New Effort To Aid Global Efforts on Data-Driven Innovation

Suvranu De to Lead Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Contemporary Artist Laurie Anderson Named Inaugural Distinguished Artist in Residence at EMPAC

Rensselaer Professor Lester Gerhardt Honored by ASEE

Rensselaer Names Professor Curt Breneman as New Head of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

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