Research at RIT features faculty and student scholarship in field of energy

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The fall/winter 2010 issue of Research at RIT spotlights RIT’s energy-related research, with features on nano materials and technologies, smart transportation modeling and sustainability ethics. The issue, which has just been published, also includes a story on RIT’s longtime leadership in the history and development of graphic design.

“Every day our lives our influenced by energy from the fuel people put in their cars to the decisions policy makers and businesses make on what energy technologies to invest in,” notes Donald Boyd, vice president of research and executive editor of Research at RIT. “This issue highlights a host of faculty, student and staff projects designed to improve energy technologies and assist policy makers, scientists and business leaders in making better decisions related to the use and development of energy products.”

The edition also highlights RIT’s growing doctoral programs in sustainability and microsystems engineering, which offer further opportunities for the development of cutting-edge research that could have a major impact on the cars we drive, the fuel we use and how decision makers assess the appropriate energy polices for society.

“RIT is committed to addressing the dire energy challenges facing our world and developing solutions that will improve environmental quality, economic development and society as a whole,” adds Boyd.

Research at RIT started in 2008 and has previously focused on RIT’s research efforts in imaging, sustainability and Bio-X. The magazine also highlights national and international awards garnered by RIT faculty and provides information and statistics on RIT’s current research funding. To view a pdf or order print copies visit