Address & Contact Information

The Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ricketts Building
110 8th Street Troy NY 12180 US

Phone: 518-276-6378
Fax: 518-276-3089

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Program Contacts

Department Head
Joel L. Plawsky
Office: Ricketts 102
Phone: 518 276-6049

Administrative Coordinator
Lisa Martin
Office: Ricketts 102
Phone: 518 276-6378

Graduate Program Director: 
Todd Przybycien
Office: CBIS 4105
Phone: 518-276-2793

Graduate Student Services Administrator: 
Marylouise Dowd
Office: Ricketts 103
Phone: 518-276-6929


Directions to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
555 East St, Rensselaer, NY 12144
From Amtrak station: Capitaland Taxi has taxis available outside the station. For more information or to arrange a ride, visit the taxi stand inside the station across from the Hudson News shop, or go to the taxi stand outside the station. The trip between Amtrak station and RPI will take about 20 minutes and will cost ~$30.

Albany International Airport
737 Albany-Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211
From Albany International Airport: Capitaland Taxi operates a taxi stand inside the airport across from baggage claim. The trip from the Albany airport to RPI will take about 20 mins and will cost ~$30.

Capitaland Taxi: 518-426-1405
Black & White Taxi : 518-272-8248


You can park in the Public Safety & Parking Access Offices’ parking lot located just past the pedestrian bridge, on your left. Campus parking permits are available for purchase at the Public Safety & Parking Access Office.  Metered parking is also available on 15th Street and in the Academy Hall lot on the corner of 15th Street & College Avenue. View parking and campus map.

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