GE researchers working on next wave of revolutionary technology

General Electric R&D Mechanical Engineer, Justin Gambone runs a metal 3-D printer. (Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer)General Electric R&D Mechanical Engineer, Justin Gambone runs a metal 3-D printer. (Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer)

By BETHANY BUMP
Gazette Reporter

NISKAYUNA — They helped create the first radio and the first TV broadcasts.

General Electric researchers in Niskayuna have been changing the world as far back as Edison. These days, they’re working on the next generation of big challenges. Like mapping the human brain, or building green transportation or changing the way people consume power.

This work takes place all over the world, from Bangalore to Shanghai to Munich to Oklahoma. But the bulk of it is happening right here in the Capital Region at GE Global Research’s Niskayuna headquarters, where about 2,000 of GE’s more than 3,000 scientists, engineers and researchers are shaping industries ranging from electronics, chemistry, biosciences and computing to metallurgy, fluid mechanics, materials and imaging.

We asked our local GE researchers to tell us the top three things they’re working on these days that promise to revolutionize an industry.

Read Bethany Bump’s full story in The Daily Gazette’s Outlook 2015 section.