Rensselaer has a broad, collaborative, and vibrant research community that is focused on the growing interface of the basic sciences and engineering. This provides the basis for innovative solutions to today’s Global Challenges, including: mitigating disease; providing clean food and water; developing new sources of clean and renewable energy; and establishing a sustainable and resilient national and international infrastructure.
Biotechnology and the Life Sciences
Focuses on new routes to drug discovery and development, and understanding the fundamental mechanisms of disease, from Alzheimer’s and diabetes to cancer.
Computational Science and Engineering
Focuses on high-performance computing, neuromorphic and quantum computing, big data, data analytics, and artificial intelligence, which supports research and innovation across a broad front.
Energy, Environment, and Smart Systems
Focuses on renewable technologies, energy efficiency, and the understanding of global environmental change to preserve the biodiversity of the planet.
Media, Arts, Science, and Technology
Focuses on facilitating new approaches to networking, advanced visualization, sensor design, haptics, and multiscale modeling and simulation, which are supported by the core capabilities of EMPAC.
Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials
Focuses on developing robust, affordable, and sustainable methods for manufacturing new functional hybrid materials, and the hierarchical systems and products based upon them.