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.
July 23, 2020
Working together, but safely distant, in RIT’s research labs
Several RIT research labs are ramping up work after several months of down time due to COVID-19. With the approval to reopen and prepare for fall classes, faculty-researchers have put in place some of the recommended guidelines for lab usage—from occupancy to cleaning protocols.
May 4, 2020
RIT doctoral students set to contribute to health care, imaging and space fields
Alyssa Owens is contributing new ways to diagnose breast cancer and Poornima Kalyanram has discovered how fluorescent molecules might help to identify diseased cells. Karen Soule and Fatemeh Shah-Mohammadi are part of breakthrough work in developing carbon nanotubes and cognitive radio networks—advances in technology that will power tomorrow’s electronic devices. All four are on track to graduate with a Ph.D. in engineering.
March 10, 2020
Getting in Gear: Research at RIT improves gear design, materials and manufacturing operations
Gears make the industrial world go ’round. And RIT engineering faculty and doctoral students are working to keep them moving efficiently.
December 17, 2019
Simone Center Investor Demo Night prepares budding student entrepreneurs for encounters with potential investors
Four multidisciplinary student teams got the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to potential investors at the RIT Student Accelerator Investor Demo Night earlier this month, each one hoping to jumpstart its ventures and transform its commercial concepts into real companies.
June 24, 2019
Infrared imaging technology being developed to better detect breast cancer
Faculty and student researchers at RIT, and physicians from the Rochester Regional Health System (RRHS), developed a non-invasive process using infrared imaging to better detect cancerous tumors.
May 22, 2019
This Toilet Will Predict if You’ll Have Heart Failure
Yahoo News UK features a toilet seat developed by RIT that contains devices that measure blood oxygenation levels, heart rate and blood pressure to signal when someone is at risk for congestive heart failure.
May 6, 2019
Graduate takes unique path to become a well-rounded engineer
Emma Sarles ’17 (industrial design) has taken the road less traveled to become an engineer. Without ever earning a bachelor’s degree in engineering, Sarles has spent the last two years working toward a customized professional studies master’s degree that specializes in medical device engineering and applied biomaterials.
November 7, 2018
Toilet seat that detects congestive heart failure wins Tiger TankPostdoctoral fellow Nicholas Conn hopes to lower the hospital readmission rates of patients with congestive heart failure through a toilet-seat based cardiovascular monitoring system.
September 7, 2018
Student leaders work to grow graduate cultureYashar Seyed Vahedein, an engineering Ph.D. candidate, established the Doctoral Student Association (DSA) as a social and professional connection for RIT’s doctoral and prospective Ph.D. students.
August 16, 2018
RIT gets grant to advance computer architecturesResearchers at RIT will use photonic integrated circuit technology to improve the processing speed and energy consumption of brain-inspired computing techniques.
June 22, 2018
Engineering professor named Inventor of the YearFor his innovative work impacting advanced microelectronics, Bruce Smith, a professor and director of the microsystems engineering doctoral program at RIT, was honored as the 2018 Inventor of the Year by the Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association.