On June 28, it was announced that Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will become the first university in the world to house an IBM Quantum System One. The IBM quantum computer, intended to be operational by January of 2024, will serve as the foundation of a new IBM Quantum Computational Center in partnership with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and GlobalFoundries (Nasdaq: GFS) (GF) launched a new higher education course to help address semiconductor industry education and workforce development needs. The course, Topics in Microelectronics Manufacturing, is targeted toward advanced undergraduates and early graduate students and has already attracted high enrollment.

The ECSE Department welcomes two outstanding new faculty: Professor of Practice Muhsin Celik and Assistant Professor Zheyu Zhang. 

Dr. Martin Schmidt received his B.S. (1981) in Electrical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 1983 and 1988, respectively. He joined MIT as a faculty member in 1988 and served as Director of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (1999-2006), Associate Provost (2008-2013), and Provost until 2022, when he returned to RPI as the 19th President and a Professor in Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE).

By Tracey Leibach

June 8, 2023

Luigi Vanfretti, professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering, and his research scientist Tetiana Bogodorova recently hosted a delegation of high-level Ukrainian energy regulatory representatives and industry members to share their current research on electrical power systems and to establish possible collaborations.

ECSE B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. graduates from August 2022, December 2022 and May 2023 gathered with their families, friends, faculty and staff to celebrate their graduation! Over lunch, graduates were honored, as were departmental award winners and students who completed Focus Areas. 

To watch a recording of the event, click here.

To see the slides, including the names of the graduating students, click here.