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Microsystems Engineering Ph.D.

  • May 11, 2022

    four people in yellow clean suits looking at microchips.

    Powering the future

    Supply chain disruptions and a strong demand for consumer electronics during the pandemic led to a global chip shortage. The shortage has highlighted the need to strengthen the domestic semiconductor industry and has put a new emphasis on microelectronic engineering education.

  • April 12, 2022

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    Computer chip technology aligns with RIT’s microelectronic engineering program growth

    Research findings and signs of computer chip industry demands were the top subjects at the 40th Annual Microelectronic Engineering Conference April 8 at RIT. With indications of growth and novel functions being developed, there were also discussions of the pressing need for even more skilled workers in the field to sustain that expected growth.

  • March 2, 2022

    the front desk of RIT Venture Creations Business Incubator.

    RIT Venture Creations member companies secure $45 million in investment funding

    Two member companies at RIT’s Venture Creations business incubator are continuing their upward trajectory with the help of two multimillion-dollar investments: Casana, a healthcare technology firm that is reinventing in-home health monitoring, and Owl Autonomous Imaging (Owl AI), which is developing monocular 3D thermal imaging and ranging solutions for automotive active safety systems.

  • January 31, 2022

    researcher with different samples of organic materials called biochar.

    RIT expands Ph.D. portfolio

    RIT’s strategic plan calls for adding six to 12 new Ph.D. programs and conferring 50 doctoral degrees every year by 2025. The university already reached the latter goal with 51 Ph.D. degrees conferred in the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • October 11, 2021

    person in a full clean suit sitting in a clean room.

    RIT receives $1 million grant to upgrade and expand its cleanroom facility

    The Kate Gleason College of Engineering was awarded a $1 million Higher Education Capital Matching Grant (HECAP) from New York state. The award will be used to upgrade and expand the college’s cleanroom facility to accommodate the growth of research in biomedical technologies such as drug delivery and lab-on-chip devices.

  • August 30, 2021

    researchers looking at a laptop on a table with beakers and vials.

    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.

  • June 2, 2021

    three researchers working with optics and photonics equipment.

    RIT and SPIE partner on 2021 Photonics for Quantum event

    SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and RIT will present the 2021 Photonics for Quantum Digital Forum July 16-20. Previously an RIT initiative, this year marks a new iteration of this event in the form of a partnership between RIT and SPIE.

  • May 20, 2021

    environmental portrait of professor Lynn Fuller.

    Microelectronic engineering program founder retires from Kate Gleason College of Engineering

    President Joe Biden recently called for more resources to bolster the computer chip industry to meet consumer and commercial demands. Lynn Fuller has done more than his share to provide assets for this important industry. Fuller established the first microelectronic engineering program in the country in 1982 at RIT, and today many program graduates lead efforts at the top microchip firms advising the president.