Rochester Institute of Technology’s sponsored research portfolio grew in fiscal year 2018, reaching a record $78 million in funding.
RIT received 340 new awards and had a record 333 principal investigators associated with active research awards.
Among the funding sources, New York state provided a record $30.6 million, up from $17 million the previous fiscal year, and $11.2 million came from corporate and private sources, up from $7.1 million the previous year.
“These record results reflect RIT’s success in executing a strategic plan that includes a focus on growing its reputation as a research university,” said Ryne Raffaelle, RIT’s vice president for research and associate provost. “The increasing engagement in research among faculty across the university bodes well for the future and a continuation of this growth.”
Also, this year, Jing Zhang, assistant professor in the electrical and microelectronic engineering department in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, received a Career Award from NSF. The prestigious Career Awards are offered to support faculty who are early in their careers and exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Zhang’s award of $500,145 will fund her work developing new highly efficient ultraviolet light sources.
Other 2018 award highlights include:
For more information, go to www.rit.edu/research.