Please consider downloading the latest version of Internet Explorer
to experience this site as intended.
Tools Search Main Menu

Bob Marcotte

rss feed

Bob Marcotte's Latest Posts

Kyoto Prize honors Ching Tang, pioneer of OLED technology

Kyoto Prize honors Ching Tang, pioneer of OLED technology

June 14, 2019

Japan’s highest private award for global achievement recognizes Tang’s work in developing thin-film, light-emitting technology now widely used in computers, smartphones, and televisions.

Continue Reading

Researchers ‘stretch’ the ability of 2D materials to change technology

Researchers ‘stretch’ the ability of 2D materials to change technology

June 10, 2019

Moore’s Law predicts that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit will double every two years. As technology nears the limits of Moore’s Law, Rochester researchers have combined 2D materials with oxide materials in a new way, with new possibilities for computing power.

Continue Reading

Students make assembly line more accessible for workers with disabilities

Students make assembly line more accessible for workers with disabilities

May 15, 2019

The graduating seniors behind THOR Designs are the first all-female engineering team to compete in a state-wide competition to bring assistive technologies to New Yorkers in the workplace.

Continue Reading

Human powered vehicle offers ‘so many things’ in one project

Human powered vehicle offers ‘so many things’ in one project

May 15, 2019

Members of the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge Team can take their senior engineering capstone project on the road, competing nationally with other student engineers to design, build, and race a new vehicle.

Continue Reading

Adding a vintage feel to modern audio recordings

Adding a vintage feel to modern audio recordings

May 15, 2019

Warble. Wow. Flutter. A team of audio and music engineering graduates is bring back these irregular, low-fi sounds from four-track cassette recordings of the 1980s and ’90s with a digital plug-in.

Continue Reading

Translating Nobel-worthy science for a broad audience

Translating Nobel-worthy science for a broad audience

May 15, 2019

For their capstone project, a senior design team has built a demonstration model for museum audiences of the Nobel Prize-winning laser technology developed by Rochester alumna Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD).

Continue Reading

Finding the ‘missing piece’ in social entrepreneurship

Finding the ‘missing piece’ in social entrepreneurship

May 9, 2019

Muhammad Miqdad is graduating with a degree in chemical engineering, but his four years at Rochester are leading him to a future focused on connecting the dots between technology, business, and social good.

Continue Reading

Finding the ‘Art of Science’ in a dandelion

Finding the ‘Art of Science’ in a dandelion

May 2, 2019

The Art of Science Competition continues to embody the “complex yet elegantly simple” systems found in nature, in engineering, and in all scientific fields, as this year’s winners show.

Continue Reading

Women of invention: How Rochester faculty find success as patent-holders

Women of invention: How Rochester faculty find success as patent-holders

April 16, 2019

They create novel devices and develop new technologies with global impact. The University of Rochester ranks fourth among US universities in its percentage of international patent holders who are women. What brought these women to the University–and what enables them to thrive?

Continue Reading