Launched a Howard Hughes Minority Undergraduate Research Program at Rensselaer in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary studies in the summer of 2006.
Initiated a collaborative program of EMPAC events and research with faculty and students.
Created Faculty Seed Fund for new research directions.
Created Faculty Revitalization Fund for research initiation for new faculty research.
Grew the number of externally supported research assistants from 218 in FY02 to 328 in FY20.
Selected to join the prestigious Web Science Trust Network of Laboratories (WSTNet).
Filled Future Chips and Tetherless World constellations.
Partially filled constellations in Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering, Biocomputation and Bioinformatics, and Physics, Information Technology, and Entrepreneurship.
Rensselaer Astrobiology Research and Education Center (RARE), launched in 2019, superseded the New York Center for Astrobiology, which was established in 2008. Formed the
Center for Modeling, Optimization and Computational Analysis (MOCA) in 2018. Established the
Center for Mobility with Vertical Life (MOVE) in 2018. The
Gaerttner Linear Accelerator Center (LINAC), engaged in active research for over 50 years, received a $9.44 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy in 2016. Elevated the
Margaret A. and David M. Darrin ’40 Fresh Water Institute (DFWI) to a University center in 2016. Launched the
Cognitive and Immersive Systems Laboratory (CISL) in 2015. Established the
Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems (cMDIS) in 2014. Established the
Center for Deep Listening (CDL) in 2014. Created the Rensselaer
Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA) in 2013. Established the
Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment (CITE) in 2013. Established the
Center for Flow Physics and Control (CeFPaC) in 2012. Established the
Center for Financial Studies (CFS) in 2012. Launched
Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks (CURENT) in 2011. Launched the
Center for Modeling, Simulation, and Imaging in Medicine (CeMSIM) in 2010. Established the new interdisciplinary
Data Science Research Center in 2010. Established
Network Science and Technology Center (NEST) in 2010. Launched the ARL-funded
Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center (SCNARC) in 2010. Opened the
Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in 2008. Formally launched the Baruch ’60 Center for Biochemical Solar Energy Research, December 2008.
Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE) in 2008. National Science Foundation “Smart Lighting” Engineering Research Center (ERC), founded in 2008, is now designated as the
Center for Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications (LESA). Established the Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations (CCNI), now the
Center for Computational Innovations (CCI), a $100 million partnership involving Rensselaer, IBM, and New York state in 2007. Established the
Exploratory Center for Cheminformatics Research (RECCR) in 2005. Established the
Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) in 2004. Launched the
Center for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (CEES) in 2004 as part of the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation, an NSF initiative. Launched the
Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES) in 2004. Founded the
Rensselaer Nanotechnology Center (RNC) in 2001. Secured NSF
Center for Directed Assembly of Nanostructures Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC), one of only six of its kind in the country, in 2001. Developed
National Science Foundation Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for Directed Assembly of Nanostructures, in 2001.
New York State Center for Polymer Synthesis, dedicated in 1998, provides bridges for companies to work with Rensselaer faculty and students in designing, producing, and testing novel polymers that can change the way people live and work. The
Center for Initiatives in Pre-College Education (CIPCE), founded in 1996, is the official K-12 outreach arm of Rensselaer, playing a unique role in providing service to the Capital Region in STEM education. The
Scientific Computation Research Center (SCOREC), established in 1990, is focused on the development of reliable simulation technologies for engineers, scientists, medical professionals, and other practitioners.
Paul J. ’69 and Kathleen M. Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship was established in 1988 and continues to guide, mentor, and coach student-based startup businesses, connecting those who are starting businesses to resources and networks within and beyond the Rensselaer community.
Lighting Research Center (LRC), established in 1988, conducts research in light and human health, transportation lighting and safety, solid-state lighting, energy efficiency, and plant health. The
Manufacturing Innovation Center, formerly known as the Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS), was founded in 1988 and assists client companies with applied manufacturing R&D to help them meet specific business objectives.