Research News

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...
June 22, 2015 3:46PM - Rochester Institute of Technology students were on the winning team at the recent U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation's GEOINT Hackathon held at DigitalGlobe offices in Herndon, Va. Briana Neuberger,...
June 22, 2015 10:28AM - A targeted molecular-imaging method under development at Rochester Institute of Technology could help detect early stages of prostate cancer and improve image-directed biopsies. RIT professor Hans Schmitthenner is designing molecular imaging compounds that will selectively target prostate cancer cells and...
June 18, 2015 2:52PM - Rochester Institute of Technology undergraduate Kevin Sacca made social networking website Reddit's front page on June 16 with his "Ask Me Anything," or AMA, about multispectral imaging of historical documents. Sacca, a fourth-year student in RIT's Chester F. Carlson Center...
May 26, 2015 2:19PM - A set of British postal stamps commemorating the 25th anniversary of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope includes a star detected by a Rochester Institute of Technology professor nearly 20 years ago. The Pistol Star made international news in 1997 and continues to shape Don Figer's career in unexpected ways. Most recently, an employee...