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Tessier Group Designs Alzheimer's Antibodies
Tessier and his colleagues developed a new method to design antibodies aimed at combating disease.

Rensselaer Professor Cynthia Collins Receives NSF CAREER Award
Young Faculty Researcher To Develop New Microbial Communities for Medical and Industrial Applications.

CBE Student Juan Borja wins TECHCON 2012 Award
Juan Borja, a graduate student in Prof. Joel Plawsky's Research Group in CBE has won the Best in Session Award at TECHCON 2012 held in Austin Texas in September 2012.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Patrick Underhill Receives NSF CAREER Award
Patrick Underhill, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Breaching the Blood-Brain Barrier To Create Powerful New Tools for Fighting Cancer
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Are Developing New Technology for Pushing Drugs Through the Blood-Brain Barrier, Directly Targeting Brain Tumors.

Rensselaer Professors Dordick and Interrante Named ACS Fellows
Two Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professors have been named 2010 fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS). 

Rensselaer Professor Peter Tessier Receives NSF CAREER Award
Peter Tessier, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has won a Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Biotechnology: Purifying Proteins—Cramer Group's work published in PNAS
Scientists within the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to understand and improve an important protein purification process.

ChBE experiment aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis
A team of researchers – Cynthia Collins, assistant professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Professors Plawsky and Dordick – sent an army of microorganisms into space to investigate new ways of preventing the formation and spread of biofilms, that could pose a threat to the health of astronauts.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Researchers Develop Coating That Safely Kills MRSA on Contact
Building on an enzyme found in nature, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created a nanoscale coating for surgical equipment, hospital walls, and other surfaces which safely eradicates methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the bacteria responsible for antibiotic resistant infections.

Pankaj Karande Receives Goldhirsh Brain Tumor Grant
Breaching the Blood-Brain Barrier To Create Powerful New Tools for Fighting Cancer

Research From Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Offers Clues to Alzheimer's Disease
An organic compound found in red wine — resveratrol — has the ability to neutralize the toxic effects of proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease, according to research led by Rensselaer Professor Peter M. Tessier. The findings, published in the May 28 edition of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, are a step toward understanding the large-scale death of brain cells seen in certain neurodegenerative diseases.

Patrick Underhill Receives NSF CAREER Award

Peter Tessier Wins NSF CAREER Award

Loves Me, Loves Me Not: Researchers Discover New Method for Measuring Hydrophobicity at the Nanoscale  

Rensselaer Professor Howard Littman Elected AIChE Fellow

Rensselaer Professor Joel Plawsky Named AIChE Fellow

Five Researchers Represent Rensselaer at World Economic Forum "Summer Davos" Meeting

Shuttle To Carry Rensselaer Experiment to International Space Station

Commencement 2009: Seeking Clean Energy and Inner Harmony
—Student story, Ranganath Teki

Measuring the Immeasurable: New Study Links Heat Transfer, Bond Strength of Materials
Research on Heat transfer, Garde

Kane Wins 2009 ACS Young Investigator Award

Rensselaer Receives More Than $2 Million From New York State To Fund Stem Cell Research

Hidden Before Our Eyes: Tiny World Makes Giant Leap to Silver Screen

Kane Named P.K. Lashmet Professor at Rensselaer

Rensselaer Researcher Wins AIChE Young Investigator Award

Rensselaer Professor B. Wayne Bequette Elected Fellow of AIChE

Deadly Dose: Rensselaer Heparin Expert Helps Uncover Source of Lethal Contamination

Team Dreamer takes second place in The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AlChE) Northeast Regional ChemE Car Competition

Biochip Mimics the Body To Reveal Toxicity of Industrial Compounds
Chip could eliminate animal testing in chemicals, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals industries

Two Chemical Engineering Students Selected as Genentech Outstanding Student Awards

Using Carbon Nanotubes To Seek and Destroy Anthrax Toxin and Other Harmful Proteins
New technology could enable new cancer treatment techniques and antibacterial coatings

Seaweed Transformed Into Stem Cell Technology
Engineers develop degradable scaffold that releases stem cells in the body

Separations Expert Named William Weightman Walker Professor at Rensselaer

Rensselaer Names Garde New Head of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Jonathan S. Dordick received the ACS's prestigious Marvin J. Johnson Award in Microbial and Biochemical Technology

Putting Stem Cell Research on the Fast Track
Two groups of researchers provide tools to speed stem cell research

Georges Belfort Wins American Chemical Society Award

B. Wayne Bequette ranked number 23 of the 100 most-cited articles in the Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research journal

Researchers To Develop Active Nanoscale Surfaces for Biological Separations

New Anthrax Inhibitor Could Combat Antibiotic-resistant Strains

Researchers Create New Organic Gel Nanomaterials

Lecture Series Honors Legacy of Michael Abbott '61

Sticky Surfaces Turn Slippery With the Flip of a Molecular Light Switch

Anthrax Inhibitor Counteracts Toxin, May Lead to New Therapeutics

Nanoscale Study Gives New Insight Into Heat Transfer in Biological Systems

Rensselaer Students Compete in International Chemical Car Challenge

Nature Inspires DNA/Protein Nanoconstructions

Making Plastic Smarter With Protein

National Science Foundation Awards Rensselaer First-of-Its-Kind Grant for Fuel Cell Research Education

Rensselaer Professor Jonathan Dordick Selected as 2004 AAAS Fellow

Rensselaer Professor Ravi Kane Selected as One of the Top 100 Young Innovators Worldwide

Georges Belfort Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Georges Belfort Named Chaired Professor at Rensselaer

Shekhar Garde Wins NSF CAREER Award