March 21, 2023
RIT acquires equipment from Vanguard Automation to advance photonics packaging research and development
RIT recently acquired Vanguard Automation’s SONATA 1000 3D-nanoprinter, a next-generation technology for advanced photonic packaging and integration. The new equipment will advance how the university is solving the challenges of building and using photonic integrated circuit chips, lasers, and optical fibers.
January 4, 2023
Schumer, Gillibrand and Morelle secure $2 million in Omnibus Bill for RIT to upgrade its Semiconductor Fabrication Lab
RIT will receive $2 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce to update and expand its Semiconductor Fabrication Lab to accommodate research in semiconductor technologies and prepare the workforce for the growing domestic microelectronics manufacturing industry. The funding was included as part of the fiscal year 2023 omnibus funding package.
December 16, 2022
New study confirms the light from outside our galaxy brighter than expected
In a study led by RIT researchers, scientists analyzed new measurements showing that the light emitted by stars outside our galaxy is two to three times brighter than the light from known populations of galaxies, challenging assumptions about the number and environment of stars are in the universe.
December 15, 2022
RIT is first private university to join Innovare Alliance at Griffiss Institute
A new partnership between RIT and Griffiss Institute aims to expand access to high-quality educational training, research, and entrepreneurial opportunities in Upstate New York.
December 14, 2022
RIT researchers receive NSF funding to further develop infrared detectors for astrophysics
The National Science Foundation will award Don Figer, director of RIT’s Center for Detectors and the Future Photon Initiative, more than $315,000 over the next year to continue work on a grant to provide the astronomy community with a new family of detectors that have very large formats, very low cost, and state-of-the-art performance.
December 12, 2022
NASA awardee working on lunar rover technology
Microsystems engineering Ph.D. student Katelynn Fleming is hard at work making new discoveries on the moon. But her ultimate goal is to use technology to help all of us on Earth. Fleming recently won a 2022 NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunity (NSTGRO) award and will work at NASA centers as part of the visiting technologist experiences.
November 22, 2022
RIT astrophysicists leverage cancer center to damage single-photon CMOS detectors for future space missions
A recent trip to a cancer center in Boston helped astrophysicists from RIT's Center for Detectors reach a key milestone in their mission to develop advanced CMOS image sensors for future NASA space missions.
November 21, 2022
Dozens of RIT researchers included on Stanford University’s list of the world’s top 2% of scientists
Numerous Rochester Institute of Technology faculty, professors emeriti, and postdoctoral researchers were recognized as top-cited scientists in their fields, according to a Stanford University study published by Elsevier.
November 18, 2022
RIT Associate Professor Jie Qiao elected Optica fellow
Jie Qiao, an associate professor in RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, was elected to the 2023 Fellow Class of the Optica Society (formerly OSA) by the society’s board of directors.
October 3, 2022
RIT to launch new physics Ph.D. program in fall 2024
RIT will begin offering a new Ph.D. in the fall of 2024 that is designed to prepare graduates to extend the frontiers of fundamental scientific knowledge and develop new advances in technologies at the forefronts of 21st century physics.
August 17, 2022
Faculty, students represent RIT at SPIE conference
RIT had a large contingent of presenters at SPIE Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation event that took place July 17-22 in Montreal.
August 5, 2022
RIT student Lazar Buntic awarded NASA FINESST graduate student fellowship
RIT student Lazar Buntic received a earned a graduate research fellowship through the Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology program to develop infrared detectors for next generation telescopes.