Research News

  • May 28, 2020

    Nathaniel Barlow and Steve Weinstein.

    RIT scientists develop method to help epidemiologists map spread of COVID-19

    Nathaniel Barlow, associate professor in RIT’s School of Mathematical Sciences, and Steven Weinstein, head of RIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering, outline a solution to the SIR epidemic model, which is commonly used to predict how many people are susceptible to, infected by, and recovered from viral epidemics, in a study published in Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena.

  • May 26, 2020

    four researchers collecting sediment samples from a lake.

    RIT researchers receive grant to study microplastic pollution in Lake Ontario

    A team of RIT researchers will explore how tiny particles of plastic pollution are impacting Lake Ontario thanks to new funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The multidisciplinary group will examine how microplastics are transported and transformed in the lake, where they ultimately end up and what effects they have on the ecosystem.

  • May 19, 2020

    Roger Dube standing in front of a presentation projected onto a screen.

    RIT Professor Emeritus Roger Dube receives Fulbright Fellowship

    Professor Emeritus Roger Dube was recently awarded a prestigious Fulbright fellowship for a project to increase retention of First Nations students in STEM higher education programs. The project will take place at the University of Manitoba, where he is serving as Visiting Indigenous Scholar.

  • May 15, 2020

    student working in digital imaging lab with camera

    Student to Student: Remote Sensing

    RIT student, Benjamin Roth, credits his mentors for his interest in remote sensing. His research focuses on retrieving accurate biophysical information on forest health from remote sensing platforms.

  • May 8, 2020

    Manuela Campanelli, Satish Kandlikar, and James Perkins

    RIT Honors Distinguished Faculty Awardees for 2020

    RIT honored its 2020 class of Distinguished Faculty—Manuela Campanelli, Satish Kandlikar and James Perkins. The Distinguished Professor designation is given to tenured faculty who have shown continued excellence over their careers in teaching, scholarly contributions, lasting contributions in creative and professional work and service to both the university and community.

  • April 24, 2020

    Student to Student: NUDIX hydrolase enzymes

    After transferring to RIT, Kevin DiMagno became a biochemistry major to prepare for medical school after graduation. In this student spotlight, he talks about his interest in characterizing the function of NUDIX hydrolases enzymes and the focus of his research.

  • April 24, 2020

    cattle in pasture

    Essential pandemic partners

    Learn how environmental scientists combine their love of nature with cutting-edge research to help understand the origins of infection.