REMADE staff member works on equipment for remanufacturing
Cybersecurity, Electronics, Power Electronics, Process Intensification, Re-manufacturing, Sustainability, Sustainable Manufacturing

The industrial sector is the backbone of America’s economy. And to manufacture the products that society relies on, industry consumes 33% of the nation’s energy and accounts for 29% of America’s carbon emissions. Reducing emissions across the industrial sector is a key component of the Biden Administration’s set of economy-wide goals to create an...

Rebuilding domestic supply chain
COVID-19, Flexible Hybrid Electronics, Photonics, Power Electronics, Supply Chain, Workforce

The growth in electronic devices, smart machines and connectivity throughout the world means almost every industry is dependent upon semiconductors. A global shortage of microelectronic semiconductor chips, made worse with changing demands and supply chain issues, has disrupted U.S. automobile manufacturers and is expected to impact consumer...

A team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Smart Manufacturing

One of the main promises of Industry 4.0 is to use digital technology to harness data to unlock business value from machines. The vision of “smart manufacturing” has been partially realized through digital technology and its seamless and efficient connection of the Industrial Internet of Things (IloT). Manufacturers now employ various levels of...

BioWork trainees, with Terra Trujillo (far left) and Lisa Smelser (far right). Credit: Central Carolina Community College.  Photo Credit: Elizabeth Ellis, NCBiotech Center
Biopharmaceutical, Manufacturing Day, Workforce

Active military service members (and military spouses) often have difficulties transitioning to civilian career roles. Terra Trujillo is a proud active service member of the United States Air Force, currently serving the North Carolina Air National Guard with previous deployment assignments to Ali-Al Salem, Kuwait, Ahmad al-Jaber, Kuwait, and...