Students Present Research at Second Annual Graduate Research Symposium July 21

Dr. Fritz Henn is keynote speaker; presentations and keynote address to be streamed live




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Dr. Fritz Henn

More than 100 masters and Ph.D. students from Rochester Institute of Technology will participate in the second annual Graduate Research Symposium on Wednesday, July 21. Graduate students from all eight of RIT’s colleges will deliver presentations during morning and afternoon sessions in Louise M. Slaughter Hall on the RIT campus. The event runs from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public. All research presentations, along with the keynote address will be streamed live on RIT’s Office of Graduate Studies website. To watch, visit http://gradstudies.rit.edu. There will also be a poster presentation session.

A broad range of research topics will be covered including the optimal vial size for vaccinations, cyber-attack modeling and simulation, the life-cycle of lithium-ion batteries, the police recruitment process in Rochester, minimizing the “touch-up” problem in the paint industry and the environmental impact for reusing inkjet cartridges versus purchasing new ones.

Dr. Fritz Henn, associate director of life sciences at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Brookhaven, N.Y., kicks off the day’s event with a keynote address. Henn’s presentation is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Center for Student Innovation on the RIT campus.

In his role at Brookhaven, Henn is responsible for forming partnerships with medical schools so clinicians and laboratory researchers can pool their expertise to conduct medical research using Brookhaven’s advanced imaging equipment. Henn earned a Ph.D. in physiological chemistry from Johns Hopkins University in 1967 and an M.D. from the University of Virginia in 1971. He helped establish a Joint Center for Translational Biomedical Imaging with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The New York Academy of Medicine awarded him the Thomas William Salmon Award. Henn was also named to the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame in 2008, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2009.

RIT’s first Graduate Research Symposium last July drew more than 200 attendees. To learn more about the symposium, visit http://gradstudies.rit.edu.

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Dr. Fritz Henn