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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (/ˈrʌtɡərz/), commonly referred to as Rutgers University, Rutgers, or RU, is an American public research university in New Jersey. It is the largest institution of higher education in New Jersey. Rutgers has three campuses located throughout New Jersey: New Brunswick campus in New Brunswick and adjacent Piscataway, the Newark campus, and the Camden campus. The university has additional facilities elsewhere in the state. Instruction is offered by 9,000 faculty members in 175 academic departments to over 45,000 undergraduate students and more than 20,000 graduate and professional students. The university is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, the Association of American Universities and the Universities Research Association. The New Brunswick campus was categorized by Howard and Matthew Green in their book titled The Public Ivies: America's Flagship Public Universities (2001) as a Public Ivy.

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3D-Printed Smart Gel Changes Shape When Exposed to Light

“Rutgers engineers’ invention can become color-changing ‘artificial muscle’ Inspired by the color-changing skin of cuttlefish, octopuses and squids, Rutgers engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that changes shape when exposed to light, becomes “artificial muscle” and may lead to …

Quantum Materials Quest Could Benefit From Graphene That Buckles

“Cooled graphene mimics effect of enormous magnetic fields that would benefit electronics Graphene, an extremely thin two-dimensional layer of the graphite used in pencils, buckles when cooled while attached to a flat surface, resulting in beautiful pucker patterns that could …

A Great New Way to Paint 3D-Printed Objects

“Rutgers engineers have created a highly effective way to paint complex 3D-printed objects, such as lightweight frames for aircraft and biomedical stents, that could save manufacturers time and money and provide new opportunities to create “smart skins” for printed parts …

Scientists Have Discovered the Origins of the Building Blocks of Life

“Rutgers researchers have discovered the origins of the protein structures responsible for metabolism: simple molecules that powered early life on Earth and serve as chemical signals that NASA could use to search for life on other planets. Their study, which …

New Robot Does Superior Job Sampling Blood

“First clinical trial of an automated blood drawing and testing device In the future, robots could take blood samples, benefiting patients and healthcare workers alike. A Rutgers-led team has created a blood-sampling robot that performed as well or better than …

A Robot and Software Make It Easier to Create Advanced Materials

“Rutgers-led team pioneers automated way to make unique materials with polymers A Rutgers-led team of engineers has developed an automated way to produce polymers, making it much easier to create advanced materials aimed at improving human health. The innovation is …

Physicists Make Graphene Discovery that Could Help Develop Superconductors

“Rutgers-led research could help reduce energy use, improve electronic devices When two mesh screens are overlaid, beautiful patterns appear when one screen is offset. These “moiré patterns” have long intrigued artists, scientists and mathematicians and have found applications in printing …

New Unprinting Method Can Help Recycle Paper and Curb Environmental Costs

“Rutgers-led study shows the benefits of removing toner with pulses of intense xenon light Imagine if your printer had an “unprint” button that used pulses of light to remove toner, curbing environmental impacts compared with conventional paper recycling. A Rutgers-led …

4D-Printed Materials Can Be Stiff as Wood or Soft as Sponge

“Rutgers engineers’ unique smart materials change shape as temperatures change Imagine smart materials that can morph from being stiff as wood to as soft as a sponge – and also change shape. Rutgers University–New Brunswick engineers have created flexible, lightweight …

Light From an Exotic Crystal Semiconductor Could Lead to Better Solar Cells

“Rutgers-led team finds a new way to control light emitted by a hybrid crystal Scientists have found a new way to control light emitted by exotic crystal semiconductors, which could lead to more efficient solar cells and other advances in …