Research News

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...
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)...