Research News

November 13, 2018 3:00PM - Tourist locations are hardest hit during natural disasters, but also provide significant, and often unheralded, resources during recovery efforts. A research group at Rochester Institute of Technology is measuring those efforts and the value of the contributions hotel and lodging sector personnel and facilities provide during times of crisis, beyond basic shelter....
November 12, 2018 1:35PM - RIT researchers have a full plate when it comes to identifying creative and innovative ways to mitigate food waste. The stakes are tremendous. Faced with a growing world population and a shrinking pool of natural resources, the world today faces an unprecedented challenge to provide a resilient food supply-made even more complex...
November 6, 2018 2:23PM - Patricia Taboada-Serrano's work in developing water treatment technology through molecular engineering could impact how some communities survive. A faculty member at Rochester Institute of Technology, Taboada-Serrano was recognized for this breakthrough work and distinguished as a 2018 Emerging Investigator in the field of chemical thermodynamics by the American Chemical Society. She was...
November 1, 2018 1:10PM - A Rochester Institute of Technology researcher is building a theoretical framework to predict how nanoparticles made of graphene, silica and rare-earth compounds behave when suspended within the center of a laser beam. Mishkat Bhattacharya, associate professor of physics at RIT and a member of the Future Photon Initiative, is collaborating on a...
October 25, 2018 4:21PM - Using augmented reality to make science, technology, engineering and math content more accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing learners in live presentation settings is the goal of a $258,000 grant from the National Science Foundation awarded to Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Researchers and developers at RIT/NTID's...
October 24, 2018 4:25PM - Researchers developed a new digital stethoscope that combines precision sensors, electrocardiogram technology and machine learning applications into one piece of equipment to better detect heart ailments and problems that might occur with an implanted heart pump. Jason Kolodziej and Steven Day, engineering professors at Rochester Institute of Technology, worked with Dr. Karl...
October 24, 2018 10:36AM - Understanding how elephants use their trunks to pick up small objects could lead to robots designed with flexible hands or grippers, according to a new study that includes Rochester Institute of Technology research. RIT scientist Scott Franklin collaborated with David Hu at Georgia Institute of Technology to understand how elephants apply force...
October 18, 2018 3:42PM - Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf honored 12 researchers and program directors for their work leading to new knowledge, strategies or programs, and services to improve the lives of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.  Awards include: Scholarship Portfolio Development Initiative-Internal seed-funding opportunity for early-career faculty and contract research faculty whose...