Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Ph.D.

  • February 13, 2023

    RIT professor, Yunbo Zhang wearing a light blue collared shirt and glasses.

    Immersive Technology - AR, VR, XR and the Metaverse 

    Will Zhang, assistant professor in industrial and systems engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology talks about immersive technology on The Peggy Smedley Show. He says immersive technologies include several technologies such as AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), XR (extended reality), and the metaverse—and discusses the connections between each and how they are different.

  • February 1, 2023

    students wearing eyewear and microphones along with faculty members looking at computer screens.

    Doctoral offerings keep growing

    RIT is growing its Ph.D. offerings, adding one new program in the fall of 2023 and two in 2024. This fall, Saunders College of Business will offer a Ph.D. in business administration. In 2024, the College of Liberal Arts will introduce a new doctoral degree in cognitive science and the College of Science will launch a Ph.D. in physics.

  • October 27, 2022

    Professor Denis Cormier standing in front of a 3D printer with a computer screen and keyboard to his right.

    3D Printing - How it works and how it's used 

    Dr. Dennis Cormier, Earl W. Brinkman professor in the department of industrial and systems engineering, recently discussed 3D printing, what it is, how it works, how it is used, and how it should be used on the Peggy Smedley podcast. He says everyone is familiar with printing—3D printing builds up thickness, which is the third dimension.

  • September 20, 2022

    student posing next to a large, industrial 3D printer.

    Student becomes successful entrepreneur

    Adam Foster, a Ph.D. student in mechanical and industrial engineering from Villennes-sur-Seine, France, is a team member on PrisAM, a student-owned business.

  • 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.