Research News

  • October 26, 2023

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    Engineering faculty-researcher awarded grant to decrease computer chip vulnerabilities

    Michael Zuzak, a faculty-researcher at RIT, is one of a growing field of engineers looking to improve computer chip security during manufacturing. Zuzak received a two-year National Science Foundation grant to use the developmental practice of logic obfuscation to enable system-wide security during the manufacturing and testing of integrated circuits.

  • September 1, 2023

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    RIT researchers pioneer solutions for degenerative disc disease and back pain

    Researchers are improving non-invasive treatment options for degenerative disc disease, an ailment that impacts 3 million adults yearly in the U.S. Using state-of-the-art gene editing technology in mesenchymal stem cells, the researchers will add to the growing field of regenerative medicine, the process of producing cellular therapies to alleviate pain and lack of mobility.

  • August 23, 2023

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    AIM Photonics bootcamp held at RIT

    AIM Photonics hosted several days of training Aug. 15-17 in Photonic Integrated Circuits: Testing and Packaging Boot Camp, including one day at RIT.

  • July 31, 2023

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    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

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    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.

  • June 12, 2023

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    RIT and FDA test digital therapy/avatar to treat addiction, reduce intimate partner violence

    Researchers from five colleges at RIT are testing a new way to deliver mental health therapy to people struggling with alcohol/drug addiction and aggressive behavior. RIT is running a randomized clinical trial with the Food and Drug Administration to test the therapy platform “RITchCBT” as a tool for treating people whose substance use disorders have led to intimate partner violence.

  • May 22, 2023

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    RIT named to U.S.-Japan semiconductor network 

    The Rochester Beacon features the U.S.-Japan University Partnership for Workforce Advancement and Research & Development in Semiconductors for the Future, of which RIT was named a member during the 2023 G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan.

  • May 8, 2023

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    Squishing the barriers of physics

    Four RIT faculty members are opening up soft matter physics, sometimes known as “squishy physics,” to a new generation of diverse scholars. Moumita Das, Poornima Padmanabhan, Shima Parsa, and Lishibanya Mohapatra are helping RIT make its mark in the field.