Research News

May 15, 2015 1:47PM - Two Rochester Institute of Technology professors will share their pioneering ideas with the Rochester community, and the world at large, during the next TEDxFlourCity: Branch Out. RIT sustainability engineer Callie Babbitt will discuss the emergence of industrial ecology and astrophysicist Sukanya Chakrabarti will talk about dark matter and dwarf galaxies as they...
May 15, 2015 9:44AM - This is not your grandfather's pacemaker. The National Science Foundation is supporting the early development of medical and cyber-physical systems that fuse software and hardware and go beyond today's embedded medical devices. Rochester Institute of Technology professor Elizabeth Cherry is on the multidisciplinary NSF team, spanning seven universities and centers, developing the...
May 4, 2015 2:36PM - Behnaz Ghoraani, engineering faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology, was recently awarded a $456,000 grant from the National Institutes for Health for the project "Catheter guidance algorithm for identification of atrial fibrillation ablation." According to the American Heart Association, atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder, affects more than 2 million Americans. These...
April 23, 2015 4:19PM - Rochester Institute of Technology honored 386 researchers who secured funding for fiscal year 2014, serving as either principal or co-principal investigators on active research. RIT honored its researchers at an April 23 reception, during which it also recognized the 16 recipients of Seed Funding Awards, eight new inductees in RIT's PI Millionaires,...
April 22, 2015 1:55PM - A bid to clarify the understanding of hypnosis as an effective therapeutic treatment in health care has won national recognition from the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, the peer-reviewed publication of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. The paper "Orienting Hypnosis," published in the journal's January issue, calls for a comprehensive understanding...
April 20, 2015 12:51PM - A scientist at Rochester Institute of Technology has been selected for the National Science Foundation's Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program. Brian Koberlein, senior lecturer in RIT's School of Physics and Astronomy, is one of nine astronomy educators chosen to communicate to the public U.S. research efforts conducted at observatories in Chile....
April 16, 2015 2:39PM - Rochester Institute of Technology professor André Hudson has been awarded an Erskine Fellowship from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Hudson, an associate professor in RIT's Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, is a biochemist with an expertise in amino acid metabolism. As an Erskine Fellow, Hudson will give...
April 9, 2015 9:21AM - When black holes tango, one massive partner spins head over heels (or in this case heels over head) until the merger is complete, said researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology in a paper published in Physical Review Letters. This spin dynamic may affect the growth of black holes surrounded by accretion...