Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new method to kill deadly pathogenic bacteria, including listeria, in food handling and packaging. This innovation represents an alternative to the use of antibiotics or chemical decontamination in food supply systems.
Rangarajan Radhakrishnan, a graduate student in the Dynamics of Complex Fluids group led by Prof. Patrick Underhill, received 3rd prize in the poster competition at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Society of Rheology held in Pasadena, CA in February 2013. The annual meeting showcases the research of its worldwide membership of rheologists who study flow behavior of different materials from foams to blood. >> Read more
A new study from engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of California, Berkeley, pairs light and genetics to give researchers a powerful new tool for manipulating cells. Results of the study, published in the journal Nature Methods, show how blue light can be used as a switch to prompt targeted proteins to accumulate into large clusters.
Dr. Jonathan S. Dordick, Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies and Howard P. Isermann Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been appointed to the position of Vice President for Research. Dr. Dordick's appointment as Vice President for Research is effective September 4, and he will continue to serve as Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies until a successor is selected.