Brighton Resident Named Head of RIT’s Department of Physics
Mike Kotlarchyk joins the College of Science leadership team
Brighton resident Mike Kotlarchyk was appointed as head of the Department of Physics in Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Science.
He is an expert in radiation scattering as a tool for investigating structure and dynamics of condensed matter, with an emphasis on complex fluids. Kotlarchyk is co-author of the textbook Interactions of Photons and Neutrons with Matter, which has been used in graduate courses at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, the University of Michigan and RIT.
Kotlarchyk joined RIT in 1985 and became a full professor in 1996. He has been a visiting scientist at MIT and a guest research scientist at Brookhaven, Oak Ridge and Argonne National Laboratories, as well as the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research. He is also a standing proposal reviewer for NIST, a member of the executive board of the New York State Section of the American Physical Society and a recently designated Air Force Faculty Research Fellow.
Kotlarchyk earned his bachelor’s in physics, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in nuclear science/engineering and applied radiation physics at MIT.
March 15, 2019
Data science community to gather at RIT for regional DataFest hackathon March 29-31
Teams of three to five students will have 48 hours to mine a complex data set pertaining to a real-world problem. Teams will test their statistical analytic and data science skills to find the best solution.
March 13, 2019
RIT Associate Professor Suzanne O’Handley nationally recognized for mentorship
RIT Associate Professor Suzanne O’Handley has been selected by the Council on Undergraduate Research and the Goldwater Scholarship Foundation as the 2019 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee. O’Handley, a faculty member in RIT’s School of Chemistry and Materials Science, was chosen from 10 finalists for her considerable achievements as a dynamic scholar, teacher and mentor.
March 8, 2019
RIT Venture Creations technology business incubator launches four new companies
From eye tracking to thermal cooling to all things mushrooms, RIT’s Venture Creations technology business incubator celebrated the launch of four new startups.
March 6, 2019
Student Spotlight: Showing the artistic side of science
Meet Deirdre Cannon, a first-year biotechnology and molecular bioscience student who loves drawing.