June 28, 2022
Mechanical engineering professor appointed to Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee
Risa Robinson was appointed to the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee. Robinson, department head of mechanical engineering in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, brings extensive research in the area of fluid dynamics, particle inhalation and toxicological effects of various tobacco products and nicotine delivery devices.
November 5, 2019
Studying the Side Effects of Vaping and E-Cigarettes
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers features Risa Robinson, department head, mechanical engineering.
September 13, 2019
How a person vapes, not just what a person vapes, could also play a big role in vaping harm
Essay by Risa Robinson, professor and department chair, mechanical engineering, published by The Conversation.
August 27, 2019
RIT lab researching vaping amid recent death
WROC-TV talks to Risa Robinson, department head and professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, about her research on vaping and e-cigarettes.
August 15, 2019
Podcast: Electronic Cigarette Research
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 21: Are electronic cigarettes really a healthier alternative to tobacco products? Risa Robinson, head of RIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, talks with Edward Hensel, associate dean, about their unique research methods into how these devices are used and how they affect users’ health.
March 6, 2019
User behavior is key in RIT’s e-cigarette research that is meant to inform FDA regulations
Risa Robinson has taken a different approach to assessing e-cigarette usage, and it’s turned up some attention-getting results. Robinson studies users in their own environments, puffing on their own e-cigarettes, rather than on test machines in lab settings. And what she’s found is that they are puffing as much, if not more, than traditional cigarette users, resulting in potentially higher exposure to harmful substances.
January 30, 2019
E-Cigarettes Are Effective at Helping Smokers Quit, a Study Says
The New York Times mentions research by Risa Robinson, professor and department head, mechanical engineering.