CATS News

The Rensselaer Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) is hosting its annual Technology Showcase and Conference from 9:00am to 8:00pm on April 27, 2011 at the Hilton Garden Inn - 235 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY.

The Rensselaer Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) will host its annual Technology Showcase and Conference from 9:00am to 8:00pm on April 27, 2011 at the Hilton Garden Inn - 235 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY.

Congratulations to CATS faculty Daniel Lewis, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, for winning a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Advanced manufacturing expert Daniel Walczyk, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Class of 1991, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, and CATS Associate Director of Manufacturing, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Rensselaer CATS, a NYSTAR-designated Center for Advanced Technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Daniel Walczyk as its Associate Director of Manufacturing.

CATS Alumnus and BullEx Digital Safety CEO Ryan O'Donnell was featured on NBC's Today Show during the show's observance of National Fire Prevention Week 2010. Mr. O'Donnell offered expert tips on How to Survive a Nighttime House Fire. 

CATS Program Director for Industrial Automation, Ray Puffer, and CATS Sr. Research Scientist, Steve Rock — along with two Mechanical Engineering graduate students working in the CATS, Ph.D. student Casey Hoffman and M.S. student Jake Pyzza — have been invited to participate in a Manufacturing Fuel Cells Manhattan Project workshop to be held at Montana Tech October 4-15, 2010.

May, 2010. Congratulations to CATS students Christina Laskowski, Todd Snelsen, and Eric Peterson. Their Sustain-a-PET entry won the second place in the clean energy technology business plan competition.

Congratulations to CATS faculty David Corr and Agung Julius for winning the NSF CAREER Awards. 

CATS in the news! CATS students and staff developed a new bomb disposal system: HAVEN (HAzardous VEssel Neutralizer). Read more in Troy Record and YNN (including video).