CATS News

Dr. Steve Buelte has been promoted to Research Scientist in the Center of Automation Science and Technologies (CATS). Steve's strong background in fuel cell and other electrochemical systems has already significantly benefitted existing CATS' research programs. We look forward to Steve's continuing contribution in his new role. A brief summary of Steve's professional background is attached below.

Members of the student group Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have been hard at work transforming a used 20-foot steel shipping container into a safe, comfortable, and transportable bedroom for orphaned children in Haiti.

Michael Molnar, chief manufacturing officer of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology and director of the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), delivered the keynote address at the Rensselaer Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) 2012 Technology Showcase and Conference.

President Barack Obama plans to visit GlobalFoundries on Tuesday to deliver an address on high-tech manufacturing in the U.S.

Looking more like a machine shop than a laboratory, the high-ceilinged room at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Center for Industrial Innovation has enough moving parts to please even the most demanding mechanical engineer. And that's what filled the room Wednesday afternoon: more than a dozen mechanical engineering majors who will graduate later this spring for jobs at companies such as Boeing, Apple and Pratt & Whitney.

Although Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is the nation’s oldest technological university, it’s on the cutting edge of advanced manufacturing. The Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) is at the forefront of research focusing on robotics, composites, nanotechnology, fuel cells and other evolving fields.

About 250 representatives from industry, universities, and other organizations interested in the future of advanced manufacturing in the United States convened in Troy, N.Y., to trade ideas on how best to design and organize a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), a $1billion cost-shared program proposed in President Obama’s budget for the next fiscal year.

This week, I had the opportunity to speak as part of digital manufacturing panel at the 2012 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) Technology Showcase & Conference. CATS is set up as a way for industry to utilize the extensive pool of knowledge and expertise in science and technologies of automation resident at RPI. 

Michael Molnar, chief manufacturing officer of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and director of the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), will deliver the keynote address at the Rensselaer Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) 2012 Technology Showcase and Conference.

Michael Molnar, chief manufacturing officer of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and director of the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, will deliver the keynote address at the Rensselaer Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) 2012 Technology Showcase and Conference.