- Established the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies.
- Established four constellations in biotechnology – at the intersections of important areas in the bio-domain and Rensselaer core strengths in engineering and information technology.
- Expanded life sciences focus in Biology, Chemistry (now Chemistry and Chemical Biology), and Chemical Engineering (now the Howard P. Isermann ’42 Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering).
- Constructed 218,000-square-foot state-of-the-art research facility for the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies building, opened in September 2004.
- Attracted $22.5 million in New York State funding for equipping the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies.
- Unveiled 800 Mhz NMR in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies in March 2006.
- Obtained State of New York approval of a new Ph.D. program and degree in Biochemistry and Biophysics.
- Launched a Howard Hughes Minority Undergraduate Research Program at Rensselaer in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary studies in the summer of 2006.
- Launched the Center for Modeling, Simulation, and Imaging in Medicine (CeMSIM).
- Established the Center for Computational Innovations (CCI), a $100 million partnership involving Rensselaer, IBM, and New York state.
- Designed and constructed the CCNI platform and facility, made up of massively parallel Blue Gene supercomputers, POWER-based Linux clusters, and AMD Opteron processor-based clusters, providing more than 100 teraflops of computing power, opening it in September 2007 as one of the most powerful university-based supercomputers in the world.
- Received $2.65 million grant from the National Science Foundation to install new IBM Blue Gene/Q system (Fall 2011).
- Established four constellations in computation and information technology—building upon existing core strengths in microelectronics and microsystems and advanced scientific computation, modeling, and simulation.
- Established the ARL-funded Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center (SCNARC).
- Conceived Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center as a bold platform at the intersections of art and science, culture and technology.
- Designed and constructed 220,000-square-foot Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) facility.
- Hired first director for EMPAC.
- Initiated a collaborative program of EMPAC events and research with faculty and students.
- Awarded VPP Status by OSHA for the EMPAC construction project’s outstanding site safety program.
- Achieved LEED certification for EMPAC.