Research News

August 16, 2018 1:52PM - Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology will use photonic integrated circuit technology to improve the processing speed and energy consumption of brain-inspired computing techniques. Photonics, an emerging technology with wide-ranging potential, is essential to the nation's manufacturing capabilities in areas such as high-speed data and telecommunications. The university received $422, 733 from...
August 14, 2018 2:56PM - A research team from Rochester Institute of Technology has identified a land deed dating from the Civil War that shows abolitionist Frederick Douglass purchased property in what is now downtown Rochester. The deed is a revelation to scholars seeking to understand Douglass's role as a businessman and landholder in Rochester. Douglass, who...
August 7, 2018 11:39AM - Samuel Lum lost a loved one to a serious infection that stemmed from a catheter. The loss encouraged him to gather together a student research team dedicated to developing an enzyme that would prevent bacteria growth inside the medical devices. His project, "The Catheter Solution," was among more than 250 student...
August 6, 2018 7:34AM - RIT's Future Photon Initiative is developing a system of quality-control protocols for a national photonics manufacturing hub located in Rochester. The system will test and validate photonics devices produced at the American Institute for Manufacturing (AIM) Integrated Photonics facility. RIT, a Tier 1 Academic Member of AIM Photonics, is building software and...
July 25, 2018 3:32PM - Findings from a Rochester Institute of Technology study provide further evidence that the outskirts of spiral galaxies host massive black holes. These overlooked regions are new places to observe gravitational waves created when the massive bodies collide, the authors report. The study winds back time on massive black holes by analyzing their...
July 16, 2018 2:44PM - Deaf individuals are up to seven times more likely to experience cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke due to the significant health disparity and knowledge gaps in preventative health, said Professor Peter Hauser, an expert on the long-term impact of deaf individuals' early language acquisition, at a United Nations...
July 16, 2018 2:25PM - Rochester Institute of Technology expanded its partnership with Malmö University this summer by hosting Malmö undergraduate students for a 10-week intensive research experience. The Malmö students are conducting research in human-centered computational sensing alongside students from across the United States participating in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site in Computational...
July 16, 2018 1:46PM - Spacecraft outfitted with sails and propelled by the sun are no longer the stuff of science fiction or theoretical space missions. Now, a Rochester Institute of Technology researcher is taking solar sailing to the next level with advanced photonic materials. Metamaterials-a new class of manmade structures with unconventional properties-could represent the next...