Research News

  • May 13, 2019

    Sustainability students in lab

    Rochester Business Journal Features GIS

    A leading business-news publication for Western New York, the Rochester Business Journal recently published an overview of GIS and its role within the sustainability field today.

  • April 23, 2019

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    Packaging solutions improve product shelf life and sustainability

    Images of plastic bags and bottles clogging beaches and oceans have some calling for a ban on all such products. But packaging experts say it’s not that easy to eliminate a highly effective material. Instead, researchers at RIT are looking to strike a balance: Find a way to produce plastics that retain their best qualities and yet are more environmentally friendly.

  • April 12, 2019

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    RIT honors researchers

    RIT honored researchers who served as principal investigators on active awards in fiscal year 2018 at an April 11 reception. Also recognized were the 20 recipients of Seed Funding Awards and 12 new inductees in RIT’s PI Millionaires. 

  • November 12, 2018

    RIT researchers take a bite out of food waste

    The Golisano Institute for Sustainability is employing food waste treatment technology and equipment in its new food waste utilization testbed—the goal of which is to share results with businesses—by using excess food from RIT’s dining halls.
  • October 24, 2018

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    RIT’s Nasr releases U.N. report on circular economies

    Rethinking how industrial products are manufactured and dealing with them at the end of their useful life could provide breakthrough environmental, social and economic benefits, according to new research from the International Resource Panel.
  • August 24, 2018

    Three researchers dressed in white, sterile jumpsuits work together in a lab.

    RIT garners record $78 million in research funding

    RIT’s sponsored research portfolio grew in fiscal year 2018, reaching a record $78 million in funding. RIT received 340 new awards and had a record 333 principal investigators associated with active research awards.
  • July 10, 2018

    RIT to continue to lead Pollution Prevention Institute

    An RIT-led consortium has won a $19.5 million, five-year award from the New York State Department of Environmental Conversation to operate the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, allowing RIT to continue to lead important environmental projects and initiatives.
  • October 22, 2017

    Eric Hittinger and Eric Williams post for a photo together in front of powerlines, both of their arms crossed.

    Optimizing the U.S. electrical grid

    RIT researchers are developing a system of algorithmic computer modeling that will help policymakers produce and use electricity more efficiently.