We would like to welcome Kannathal Natarajan to the Design Lab as one of our Senior Academic Support Engineers! 

Students from The Design Lab at Rensselaer participated in the March 28, 2023 grand opening event. The center is supported by CESMII, the Smart Manufacturing Institute, whose mission, according to their website, is "to enhance U.S. manufacturing productivity, global competitiveness, and reinvestment by increasing energy productivity, improving economic performance and raising workforce capacity."

The Design Lab recently published our 2022 Newsletter.  The newsletter contains highlights of several Capstone projects and new robotic cell capabilities, as well as accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni.  This is the link to the newsletter:

The Design Lab has hired a new Senior Academic Support Engineer to help guide and mentor students in the Design Lab!


Several Capstone student project teams have worked to develop a more accurate and efficient sensor system to monitor water quality as part of the Jefferson Project at Lake George.  The sensor pod that the students developed combines commercially available and custom-designed components to measure temperature, pressure (depth), dissolved oxygen and conductivity (salinity).