Dr. Koratkar earned this award in recognition of his pioneering contributions to the field of nanoscale science and technology.

Nikhil Koratkar, John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Chair Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering and his team discover that using advanced materials that include "multiscale particles" improves battery storage and speeds charging.


TROY, N.Y. — Creating a lithium-ion battery that can charge in a matter of minutes but still operate at a high capacity is possible, according to research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute just published in Nature Communications. This development has the potential to improve battery performance for consumer electronics, solar grid storage, and electric vehicles.  
TROY, NY—Inter-lab collaboration between the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is paving the way for a greener and more resilient power grid – and attracting interest from businesses and government in the process.

The Analysis Laboratory for Synchrophasor and Electrical Energy Technology (ALSETLab) at Rensselaer in collaboration with the Advanced Grid Innovation Lab for Energy (AGILe) at NYPA were recently awarded two large projects from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

2019 CFES Conference

The Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute held the 2019 Future Energy Systems Technology Conference on April 10, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, NY. Major programs of the event included:


Professor Meng Wang
Research could lead to improved monitoring of large-scale engineering networks
NY BEST Conference
CFES exhibited at the NY BEST conference on March 13-14, 2019 in Albany, NY
Jian Sun
His pioneering work is transforming the renewable energy industry