Microsystems Engineering Ph.D.
August 30, 2021
Engineering faculty member receives NIH grant to develop biotechnology to better detect sepsis
As one of the leading causes of death in hospitals, sepsis becomes more complicated with the rise in bacteria most resistant to some of today’s antibiotics. If physicians can detect onset earlier, treatments could begin sooner. Ke Du, a mechanical engineering faculty-researcher, will be developing a microfluidic device to improve detection of drug resistant bacteria in blood.
May 11, 2021
Ph.D. students take different career paths
More than 50 students are expected to earn their Ph.D. degrees by the end of June. The hooding ceremony, which will also include Ph.D. recipients in the class of 2020, is May 15.
April 28, 2021
Alumni join forces to market smart toilet seat
Alumnus Nick Conn’s vision for a one-of-a-kind smart toilet seat that will improve the health of people around the world has made giant leaps toward becoming a reality with the help of one of RIT’s most generous patrons, Austin McChord.
April 20, 2021
Four RIT alumni worked on ‘Ingenuity,’ the first helicopter to fly on another planet
WROC-TV features Zac Bittner ’11 (microelectronic engineering), ’11 MS (materials science), ’19 Ph.D. (microsystems engineering); Nicholos Mackos ’08 (mechanical engineering); Chelsea Mackosm ’09 (microelectronic engineering), ’11 MS (materials science); and Joseph Hunt ’19 (chemical engineering).
November 11, 2020
Three new engineering doctoral programs expected to start next fall
Three new engineering doctoral degree programs at RIT were approved by the New York State Department of Education and are focused on using multidisciplinary approaches to solving today’s global challenges.
October 14, 2020
L3Harris becomes industry partner for RIT’s Future Photon Initiative
RIT’s Future Photon Initiative (FPI) and L3Harris have entered into a new industry partnership to develop quantum technologies. The partners will begin developing next steps for experiments and analysis focused on quantum information processing for communication, sensing, and computing.
July 16, 2020
The advantages of working differently
RIT Ph.D. candidate Mehdi (Aslan) Dehghani secured an internship at bio-device company after his team's research paper was published nationally.
July 16, 2020
Researchers develop new method to filter extracellular vesicles to improve diagnostics options
Researchers at RIT and the University of Rochester discovered an alternative to successfully purify biological particles to better understand how cells communicate with one another.
March 31, 2020
Making a quantum leap
Researchers from RIT’s Future Photon Initiative, in collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory, have produced the Department of Defense’s first-ever fully integrated quantum photonics wafer.
November 14, 2019
Student Spotlight: Ph.D. student receives two awards for research
While attending the 2019 American Electrophoresis Society (AES) annual meeting at the Scix conference, Nicole Hill, a microsystems engineering doctoral student, received two awards for her research: The Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) first place Poster Award and the Wiley Innovation Award.
September 11, 2019
Could a toilet seat help prevent hospital readmissions?
Guest essay by Nicholas Conn '11, '13 MS (electrical engineering), research scientist and founder and CEO of Heart Health Intelligence, published by The Conversation.
September 5, 2019
Podcast: Toilet Seat Measures Heart Health
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 22: Heart failure costs the U.S. $34 billion a year, with most of those costs due to repeated hospitalization. David Borkholder, RIT’s Bausch and Lomb Professor of Microsystems Engineering, talks with Nicholas Conn, a postdoctoral fellow and founder of Heart Health Intelligence, about a new invention that could help patients easily monitor their health in the privacy of their own bathrooms.