Energy and Environment

RIT engineers are conducting research to improve the generation, storage and efficient use of energy and to reduce the impact of technology on the environment.

Research Centers

Battery Prototyping Center

The Battery Prototyping Center (BPC) at Rochester Institute of Technology focuses on the development of emerging energy storage technologies through a partnership between RIT and NY-BEST Consortium.

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Nanopower Research Lab

The NanoPower Research Labs (NPRL) represents a consortium of five RIT faculty from both the Kate Gleason College of Engineering and the College of Science working on applications of nanomaterials in energy and photonics. Research is focused on the development of new materials and devices for power generation and storage as well as novel materials for photonic and optoelectronic applications. Ph.D., Masters, and undergraduate students from over 10 academic programs conduct research under the supervision of our principal investigators and alongside a full-time staff of scientists and research assistants. The laboratories span over 6,000 square feet of research space located within both the Golisano Institute for Sustainability and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

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Key Faculty and Staff

Margaret Bailey
Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
585-475-2960
Marcos Esterman
Associate Professor
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
585-475-6922
Brian Landi
Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
585-475-4726
Edward Hensel
Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies
Dean’s Office
585-475-7684
Seth Hubbard
Professor
School of Physics and Astronomy
585-475-4214
Satish Kandlikar
Gleason Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
585-475-6728
Katie McConky
Associate Professor
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
585-475-6062
Ali Ogut
Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
585-475-2542
Rob Stevens
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
585-475-2153
Patricia Taboada-Serrano
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
585-475-7337
Brian Thorn
Professor
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
585-475-6166
Bing Yan
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering
585-475-2655