CBE News and Events

TROY, N.Y. — The lives of people with Type 1 diabetes could be significantly enhanced through algorithms that connect glucose monitors and insulin pumps to automatically regulate blood glucose to healthy levels, in the same fashion that cruise control in an automobile regulates speed.

SABIC has an opening for a chemical engineering who is early in their career. A BS in Chemical Engineering with 3 years of experience is required.

TROY, N.Y. – Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have come up with a way to manipulate tungsten diselenide (WSe2) —a promising two-dimensional material—to further unlock its potential to enable faster, more efficient computing, and even quantum information processing and storage. Their findings were published today in Nature Communications.

According to a recent study done by HeyTutor, data from the U.S. Cenus Bureau and the National Center for Education Statistics was used to determine which college majors weild the highest wages. Chemical Engineering falls at the number 1 slot with a median early career wage of $68,000 and a mid-career wage of $103,000. Read the full story at HeyTutor

Greg Russotti, a graduate of the RPI CBE program, will be presenting this year's Design Day Seminar. The seminar titled, CAR T Cell Therapy manufacturing: Delivering on the Promise of a Transformational Therapy", will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 in the CBIS Howard P. Isermann Auditorium. All are welcome to attend, but for those who are unable to come to campus, there is a live stream of the event.

Institute News

Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), through biomolecular research and testing, have discovered a potential topical therapeutic to treat monkeypox. 

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a “blanket” diagnosis applied to individuals with vastly differing behavioral as well as co-occurring medical conditions.  Using very large medical-record data sets, researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have found that, not only can children be broken into subgroups based upon those co-occurring conditions, but that those subgroups are also associated with differing maternal prenatal risk factors. The research is published today in the journal Autism Research.

Rensselaer Professor Jie Lian has been awarded $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the Nuclear Energy University Research Program (NEUP) to conduct research and develop new materials that will make advanced nuclear reactors more resilient and economically efficient. Dr. Lian, the principle investigator of the project, will be joined by collaborators Rahul Rahul, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Suvranu De, Florida A&M University-Florida State University; Lu Cai, Idaho National Laboratory Program; Patrick Shower, GE Global Research Center; and Eric Brown, U.S.

Concerns regarding scarcity, high prices, and safety regarding the long-term use of lithium-ion batteries has prompted a team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to propose a greener, more efficient, and less expensive energy storage alternative.

The mental workload of intensive care unit nurses can successfully be evaluated using eye-movement tracking glasses.

What is Chemical Engineering and Why Be a Chemical Engineer?