Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering
July 31, 2023
Matt Hartensveld named as a SEMICON West 20 Under 30 future microelectronics industry leader
From building a cleanroom in his family home while he was in high school to becoming an entrepreneur and Ph.D., it is no wonder that RIT alumnus Matt Hartensveld is viewed as a future leader in the microelectronics industry. He was recently named SEMICON West 20 under 30 awardee, given by the organization to recognize the microelectronic industry’s brightest young leaders.
July 19, 2023
Bruce Smith retires as director of RIT’s microsystems engineering doctoral program
Professor Bruce Smith has made a career of innovations in nanolithography—the process of etching complex patterns on semiconductors—and in preparing a long line of graduates for work in organizations around the globe. Celebrating 35 years as a faculty member, his retirement from RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering is a significant milestone that comes after many years of collaborating with leading semiconductor groups around the world.
May 21, 2023
Rochester Institute of Technology takes its place on international stage at G7 to advance semiconductor development
RIT is one of six U.S. universities named as part of an international partnership to improve competitiveness in computer chip design, development, and manufacturing. Micron Corp. and the National Science Foundation announced the partnership and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the 2023 G7 Summit in Japan.
May 5, 2023
VEX Robotics team places in top 10 at international competition
RIT’s VEX Robotics team placed 10th overall among 96 collegiate teams in the recent VEX Robotics World Championships in Dallas. Closing a strong 2023 season, the team was also recognized for excellence in technical designs and the overall quality of its program.
April 29, 2023
Imagine RIT festival proves the future is bright
Thousands of visitors at the 2023 Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival got to see what’s on the horizon in the areas of technology, the arts, and design. Festivalgoers traversed RIT’s campus on Saturday, exploring more than 350 exhibits.
March 23, 2023
Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. Alumnus receives dissertation award
Dimitris Chachlakis ‘21 has been selected as the recipient of the RIT Graduate School Ph.D. Dissertation Award.
March 21, 2023
RIT acquires equipment from Vanguard Automation to advance photonics packaging research and development
RIT recently acquired Vanguard Automation’s SONATA 1000 3D-nanoprinter, a next-generation technology for advanced photonic packaging and integration. The new equipment will advance how the university is solving the challenges of building and using photonic integrated circuit chips, lasers, and optical fibers.
February 28, 2023
Engineering alumni honored for achievement and leadership
Kate Gleason College of Engineering (KGCOE) alumni from points across the U.S. were honored with alumni awards recognizing their achievement and leadership at a reception at RIT’s University Gallery during National Engineers Week.
February 24, 2023
RIT becomes partner in national semiconductor center
RIT recently became a partner in the SUPREME Center (Superior Energy-efficient Materials and Devices), a new $34 million research center based at Cornell University. The center will focus on development of energy-efficient semiconductor materials and technologies.
February 20, 2023
Ni awarded NSF CAREER funding to develop advanced computer memory and devices
Kai Ni, assistant professor of electrical and microelectronic engineering, was awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to improve computing memory through the use of ferroelectric materials and capacity.
February 13, 2023
Hot Wheelz Racing builds new vehicle for national solar car challenge this summer
Hot Wheelz Racing is going solar. Shifting gears from a Formula-style racecar to building a 16-foot solar vehicle, the team is preparing for its first Sun Grand Prix taking place this summer in Kansas.
February 10, 2023
Onsemi to donate $500,000 to RIT to further semiconductor educational initiatives
Intelligent power and sensing technology corporation onsemi announced funding to Kate Gleason College of Engineering to support educational programming and research in advancing today’s semiconductor industry.