Research News

March 6, 2015 11:30AM - State officials and industry executives joined Rochester Institute of Technology in unveiling its new Battery Prototyping Center, a $1.5 million state-of-the-art facility that will conduct research and work with companies in this rapidly growing local industry. Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, RIT offered tours and hosted nearly 50 industry executives for a workshop...
March 6, 2015 10:51AM - Adding energy storage to the U.S. electricity grid results in increases in greenhouse gas emissions and local pollution from power plants, even if storage is charged from renewable energy, according to a team of researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon University. Their findings, published in this week's issue of...
March 5, 2015 4:54PM - Brian Tomaszewski hopes to make riots, fires and sand storms a little easier to manage at the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp in Jordan. The assistant professor of information sciences and technologies at Rochester Institute of Technology spent a week of his winter break in Jordan, looking at how geographic information systems (GIS)...
March 3, 2015 1:30PM - The Image Permanence Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology has received a $399,825 grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation and Access Research and Development program in support of "Digital Image Correlation to Determine Shape Deformation of Paper Based Collections due to Relative Humidity and Temperature Variation." This three-year project...
March 2, 2015 10:29AM - Rochester Institute of Technology was recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, for technology that could improve treatment of hearing loss. RIT received initial funding of $615,412, part of a $3 million, five-year project for "Enabling Microsystem Technologies for Advanced Drug...
February 18, 2015 4:27PM - Gabrielle Gaustad, an assistant professor at Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), has received the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award from the National Science Foundation to study the implications of material scarcity and criticality on future clean energy technologies. The CAREER Program is an NSF-wide activity that...
February 6, 2015 10:28AM - A cluster of young, pulsating stars discovered in the far side of the Milky Way may mark the location of a previously unseen dark-matter dominated dwarf galaxy hidden behind clouds of dust. A team, led by Sukanya Chakrabarti from Rochester Institute of Technology, analyzed near-infrared data collected by the European Southern Observatory's...
February 2, 2015 4:14PM - Circulating oxygen-rich blood through artificial organs and tissues is a bioengineering conundrum without an easy answer. The problem is in the plumbing. Biomedical teams around the world are working on different solutions to the problem of creating a synthetic vascular system. Scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester...