Alumnus inducted into Inventors Hall of Fame
Steven Van Slyke, a Rochester Institute of Technology alumnus, has been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for co-inventing the organic light-emitting diode, or OLED.
Digital display screens—from smartphones and smart watches to computers, high definition and ultra-high-definition televisions—use the flexible light-emitting technology for improved image quality, power efficiency and battery life.
Van Slyke and Ching Tang, also among this year’s inductees, invented the new organic material and the first OLED device at Eastman Kodak Co. in 1987.
Van Slyke graduated from RIT in 1988 with an MS in materials science. He is the chief technology officer at Kateeva Inc., which specializes in ink-jet printing manufacturing equipment for the mass production of OLED displays. He was inducted into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame in 2013 and received a Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate for his invention in 2014.
September 19, 2019
Linda Underhill fills new liaison position in Office of Graduate Education
RIT professor Linda Underhill will join the Office of Graduate Education for the academic year as Faculty Associate for Graduate Education. She will support RIT’s strategic goal to grow the university’s doctoral programs.
September 16, 2019
This smart toilet seat monitors your heart health through your gluteus maximus
Fast Company reposts an essay from The Conversation by Nicholas Conn '11, '13 MS (electrical engineering), research scientist and founder and CEO of Heart Health Intelligence.
September 16, 2019
RIT and Genesee Country Village & Museum seal partnership with $1.3 million gift
RIT has received a $1.3 million gift to endow its partnership between the university and Genesee Country Village & Museum. The gift comes from RIT alumnus Philip Wehrheim and his wife, Anne. Wehrheim received a degree in business from RIT in 1966.
September 15, 2019
Could a toilet seat help prevent hospital readmissions?
PBS Newshour reposts an essay from The Conversation by Nicholas Conn '11, '13 MS (electrical engineering), research scientist and founder and CEO of Heart Health Intelligence.