Mechanical Engineering MS
August 30, 2021
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.
May 8, 2020
RIT Honors Distinguished Faculty Awardees for 2020
RIT honored its 2020 class of Distinguished Faculty—Manuela Campanelli, Satish Kandlikar and James Perkins. The Distinguished Professor designation is given to tenured faculty who have shown continued excellence over their careers in teaching, scholarly contributions, lasting contributions in creative and professional work and service to both the university and community.
April 15, 2020
RIT researchers build micro-device to detect bacteria, viruses
Ke Du and Blanca Lapizco-Encinas, both faculty-researchers in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, worked with an international team to collaborate on the design of a next-generation miniature lab device that uses magnetic nano-beads to isolate minute bacterial particles that cause diseases. This new technology improves how clinicians isolate drug-resistant strains of bacterial infections and difficult-to-detect micro-particles such as those making up Ebola and coronaviruses.
November 25, 2019
How to Get a Theme Park Engineer Job
ASME.org features David Swerzenski '17 (mechanical engineering) and talks to Tim Landschoot, principal lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Catherine Osadciw, fifth-year software engineering major.
November 5, 2019
Studying the Side Effects of Vaping and E-Cigarettes
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers features Risa Robinson, department head, mechanical engineering.
August 27, 2019
RIT lab researching vaping amid recent death
WROC-TV talks to Risa Robinson, department head and professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, about her research on vaping and e-cigarettes.
August 15, 2019
Podcast: Electronic Cigarette Research
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 21: Are electronic cigarettes really a healthier alternative to tobacco products? Risa Robinson, head of RIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, talks with Edward Hensel, associate dean, about their unique research methods into how these devices are used and how they affect users’ health.
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.
June 10, 2019
Saunders College names Optimax president, CEO as 2019 Vanden Brul Award recipients
Michael Mandina, president of Optimax, and Richard Plympton, CEO of Optimax, have been named the 2019 recipients of the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award, presented by Saunders College of Business. The award is given to entrepreneurial leaders in the greater Rochester region who have developed a business that has improved the local or regional economy or whose innovative management skills have changed the course of an existing business.
May 2, 2019
RIT professor develops device to better detect Ebola virus
A faculty-researcher at Rochester Institute of technology has developed a prototype micro device with bio-sensors that can detect the deadly Ebola virus. With this type of device, those infected can be treated earlier, and the early detection process can potentially decrease the spread of infections.
March 6, 2019
User behavior is key in RIT’s e-cigarette research that is meant to inform FDA regulations
Risa Robinson has taken a different approach to assessing e-cigarette usage, and it’s turned up some attention-getting results. Robinson studies users in their own environments, puffing on their own e-cigarettes, rather than on test machines in lab settings. And what she’s found is that they are puffing as much, if not more, than traditional cigarette users, resulting in potentially higher exposure to harmful substances.
November 20, 2018
Engineering students fish for better prostheticsAssociate Professor Kathleen Lamkin-Kennard’s students are learning to understand motion and to replicate it through technology that might mean mobility for individuals who may not have had that option before.