Research at RIT

The world needs collaborative thinkers who seek pressing problems and propose innovative, game-changing solutions. RIT’s researchers explore galaxies and help set the pace for a future in photonics. They are the creativity behind discoveries to sustain the planet; they provide medical technologies designed to help individuals overcome obstacles.  They are solving some of the current challenges in cybersecurity and imaging to protect people and organizations.

Through research, RIT is making an impact.

$92M

Sponsored research awards in 2022 fiscal year

16

Faculty members who have received prestigious CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation since 2014

94

Current researchers who have achieved $1 million or more in funding since 2000

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RIT is one of the top universities in the nation working at the intersection of technology, the arts, and design with close ties to industry and alumni.

Latest Research News

  • February 1, 2023

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    Expanding RIT’s research footprint

    RIT has been expanding its research footprint to accommodate the university’s growing research portfolio. The Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED), which opens this fall, is enabling the university to convert 10 existing classrooms, totaling more than 23,000 square feet, into new research space. Another 14,700 square feet of research space opened in January in Brown Hall.

  • February 1, 2023

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    Business incubator grows companies

    The ability to see through body tissue may sound like something from a science fiction movie, but a start-up company in RIT’s Venture Creations business incubator has developed a device that makes this possible.

  • February 1, 2023

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    National institute making an impact

    A national institute led in part by RIT marked five years of accelerating the transition to a circular economy in the United States in 2022. The REMADE Institute, founded in 2017 by the U.S. Department of Energy with an initial investment of $140 million, has grown to nearly 160 current members.

  • January 27, 2023

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    RIT scientists reach a milestone in the search for continuous gravitational waves

    Scientists on the hunt for a previously undetected type of gravitational waves believe they are getting close and have refined techniques to use in upcoming observational runs. Researchers from the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA Collaboration outlined the most sensitive search to date for continuous gravitational waves from a promising source in a paper recently published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

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