Research News

August 27, 2015 4:57PM - Rochester Institute of Technology's sponsored research portfolio grew by 18 percent in fiscal year 2015, reaching a record $62 million in funding. RIT received 356 new awards during that time period from a variety of state, federal, corporate and foundation sponsors. Half the funding came from federal sources, including $13 million from...
August 14, 2015 4:33PM - Strong bonds can form between high school students and established scientists during the American Chemical Society Project SEED Program. RIT professor Lea Vacca Michel is the Project SEED coordinator and liaison between the national society, RIT professors and high school students-a role she has served for four years. The Rochester section of...
August 13, 2015 2:20PM - The next breakthrough in computing that will make our computer networks more reliable, faster and more secure against cyber attacks is being developed at Rochester Institute of Technology. A team of computing security faculty and graduate students is creating Meshed Tree Protocol, the next standard for loop avoidance in network switching operations-one...
August 6, 2015 2:32PM - Rochester Institute of Technology professor Jie Qiao is the general co-chair of the international conference on Ultrafast Optics UFO X taking place in Beijing, China, from Aug. 16 to 21. Ultrafast optics uses short optical pulses that can provide higher...
August 3, 2015 10:22AM - The phrase "good to the last drop" has a new meaning for student Saddam Alrobaie, who is spending his summer researching how to extract oils and carbohydrates from spent coffee grounds to produce biofuel. "About 20,000 pounds of coffee hold the potential to produce 400 to 500 gallons of biodiesel," said Alrobaie,...
July 27, 2015 12:20PM - A New York-based consortium, led by SUNY Polytechnic, Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester, has been awarded a multimillion-dollar federal investment to create a national photonics center. The award, issued under the federal government's National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), was announced today by Vice President Joe Biden and...
July 22, 2015 3:16PM - A ripple in the outskirts of the Milky Way-and a hunch-led Rochester Institute of Technology astrophysicist Sukanya Chakrabarti to a previously undetected dwarf galaxy hidden under a veil of dark matter. Now Chakrabarti is refining her technique to uncover dwarf galaxies and understand dark matter by simulating the evolutionary histories of...
July 2, 2015 2:43PM - Rochester Institute of Technology has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Tokyo to facilitate the exchange of students and faculty, and to increase collaborative research activities between the two universities. The University of Tokyo is one...