Faculty Fellows

At Rensselaer we have a network of faculty innovators and (sometimes) entrepreneurs who support and encourage others to change the world through entrepreneurship.

 

Clint Ballinger, Professor

Clint Ballinger
Executive Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Lecturer, Interim Director of Undergraduate Programs, Lally School of Management 


Dr. Clint Ballinger is the founder and CEO of Evident Technologies, a nanotech company focused on multiple market verticals from LEDs to biotech to military to energy. He is well skilled at translating advanced material science into and new products to solve problems, meet needs, and create new markets. He holds a wealth of experience in raising capital, technology development, market strategy, sales development, personnel recruitment and the creation of a creative corporate culture.

Suvranu De

Suvranu De
J Erik Jonsson '22 Distinguished Professor of Engineering, Department Head and Director, Center for Modeling, Simulation and Imaging in Medicine (CEMSIM), Associate Professor, MANE, BLE and ITWS Departments

Dr. De’s research focus is in the areas of virtual surgery, computer modeling and simulation, healthcare technology and haptics.

 

Robert Karlicek

Robert F. Karlicek, Jr., Ph.D.
Director, Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA)
Co-Director, Institute for Energy, Built Environment and Smart Systems (EBESS)
Professor, Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Dr. Robert F. Karlicek, Jr. is a professor of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering, and the Director of the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Prior RPI, he spent over 30 years in industrial research and R&D management positions related to optoelectronics, telecommunications and lighting systems with corporations including AT&T Bell Labs and General Electric. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and has over 56 peer reviewed technical papers and 48 U.S. patents.

Professor of Practice and Administrative Director, Information Technology and Web Science

Richard M. Plotka, ’87
Professor of Practice and Administrative Director, Information Technology and Web Science

Professor Plotka has dedicated his career to focusing on how businesses can add efficiency and cost-effectiveness by using technology in smart ways.

 

 

Associate Professor Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering Department

Shayla Sawyer
Associate Professor Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering Department

The spirit of entrepreneurship at its core is the same spirit that drives innovation in research and teaching. It is the strong internal belief that: "The best way to predict the future is to create it." -Peter Drucker

 

Director  Center for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) and Professor of Biomedical Engineering Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Deepak Vashishth, Ph.D.
Director Center for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) and Professor of Biomedical Engineering Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Dr. Vashishth is an experienced biomedical researcher and university leader who has successfully developed public-private partnerships, programs and platforms, to drive translational scientific research across disciplines. He is a dedicated, creative, and future-focused educator who also directs the NIH predoctoral T32 program that includes emphasis on life sciences-engineering interface, data analytics, technology transfer and entrepreneurship, and has an established record of recruiting and training predoctoral students from underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.

 

Contact

Lally School of Management
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street, Pittsburgh Building, Troy, NY 12180
(518) 276-2812

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