Research News

  • February 9, 2024

    researcher watches as college student adjusts a vape pen on lab equipment.

    Team’s research method becomes industry model

    Work by Risa Robinson and members of the Respiratory Technologies Laboratory completely shifted how e-cigarette analysis is done and became an industry model. Through this new viewpoint, the team recorded harmful emissions that were not otherwise seen in a lab setting, and this data contributed to FDA policies and regulations about e-cigarette usage today.

  • February 5, 2024

    Three male tortoises engaged in aggressive behavior on the sand at the Charles Darwin Research Station.

    The Galapagos comes to life in new RIT Press book

    For more than 30 years, Robert Rothman has led hundreds of RIT students on tours to the Galápagos Islands to observe the wildlife and landscape that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. Rothman’s A Paradise for Reptiles, an homage to the 19th century scientist, is an accessibly written guide for anyone interested in Darwin, the Galápagos, and reptiles in general.

  • January 16, 2024

    Flip Phillips points to a CGI tiger on a large LED screen.

    Professor recognized for role as a Pixar pioneer

    Flip Phillips, professor of motion picture science, shared a Milestone Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his hand in creating RenderMan, Pixar’s revolutionary software still used today to create the iconic animation look of classic films.

  • January 2, 2024

    college professor posing with her arms crossed in front of a whiteboard covered in math equations.

    RIT’s Moumita Das elected as American Physical Society fellow

    The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who have made advances in physics through original research and publication, innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology, or teaching or service in the activities of the organization. No more than one half of 1 percent of the APS membership, excluding students, is recognized with fellowship.

  • November 29, 2023

    two college students who are twins who are not identical standing outside on a college campus.

    Transformative Campaign propels university to new heights

    More than $200 million has been given to Transforming RIT to support scholarships and the student experience to ensure the best and brightest minds can attend RIT regardless of their financial circumstances. The campaign, launched publicly in 2018, is bringing RIT’s strategic plan to life by investing in student success, creating world-class facilities, advancing research and discovery, and innovating careers of the future.