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Medical, fingerprint tech scales up with prototyping awards

April 25, 2018

Medical, fingerprint tech scales up with prototyping awards

Promising new technologies being developed into functioning prototypes with help from Cornell... read more

Cancer event explores ways to bridge Ithaca, NYC campuses

April 25, 2018

Cancer event explores ways to bridge Ithaca, NYC campuses

Cornell University held the first Annual Cornell Cancer Research Symposium at the College of... read more

Faulty Spotlight

April 24, 2018

Faulty Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight: Kirstin Petersen: Engineering robot collectives that mimic social insects;... read more

Faculty Profiles: Spring 2018

April 24, 2018

Faculty Profiles: Spring 2018

Faculty Spotlight: Kirstin Petersen: Engineering robot collectives that mimic social insects;... read more

Cornell students coach composting in Washington

April 24, 2018

Cornell students coach composting in Washington

Nine members of the Cornell University Sustainability Design student group spent Earth Day weekend... read more

Recent Russian Arctic glacier loss doubles from the previous 60 years

April 24, 2018

Recent Russian Arctic glacier loss doubles from the previous 60 years

Geophysicists examining glacier changes in the Russian Arctic have found that the rate of ice mass... read more

Castaway exoplanet moons behave like cosmic bumper cars

April 24, 2018

Castaway exoplanet moons behave like cosmic bumper cars

In our solar system, moons stay close to home planets. But beyond our cosmic neighborhood, lunar... read more

Molnar, Jena and Xing join national consortium to develop future cellular infrastructure

April 23, 2018

Molnar, Jena and Xing join national consortium to develop future cellular infrastructure

Three Cornell faculty will be part of the newly established $27.5 million ComSenTer, a center for... read more

Three students named delegates to Clinton Foundation conference

April 23, 2018

Three students named delegates to Clinton Foundation conference

Saloni Verma ’18, Kiyan Rajabi ’18 and Imani Majied ’19 will be delegates to the Clinton Global... read more

Wayfair founders share story of company’s rise

April 23, 2018

Wayfair founders share story of company’s rise

The Cornell Entrepreneurs of the Year, Wayfair founders Niraj Shah and Steve Conine, spoke about... read more

Engineers to hack 50-year-old computing problem with new center

April 20, 2018

Engineers to hack 50-year-old computing problem with new center

Cornell engineers are part of a national effort to reinvent computing by developing new solutions... read more

Novo Nordisk commits nearly $7 million for Minglin Ma's diabetes research

April 19, 2018

Novo Nordisk commits nearly $7 million for Minglin Ma's diabetes research

The lab of Minglin Ma, associate professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will... read more

Rovers and robots and beats, oh my! BOOM celebrates 20th year

April 19, 2018

Rovers and robots and beats, oh my! BOOM celebrates 20th year

The 20th annual Bits on our Minds technology showcase brought together approximately 140 students... read more

Eleven assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

April 19, 2018

Eleven assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

Eleven assistant professors from Cornell's Ithaca and New York City campuses have received... read more

A first for quantum physics: electron orbitals manipulated in diamonds

April 19, 2018

A first for quantum physics: electron orbitals manipulated in diamonds

Applied physicists have demonstrated a technique for engineering key optical properties of diamond... read more

Twelve assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

April 19, 2018

Twelve assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

Twelve assistant professors from Cornell's Ithaca and New York City campuses have received... read more

ECE Women Advance Gender Equity in Electrical and Computer Engineering

April 18, 2018

ECE Women Advance Gender Equity in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Cornell ECE’s undergraduate gender ratio is trending upward—35% women in 2017 versus just 13% in... read more

Cornell students paint a fashion runway green

April 18, 2018

Cornell students paint a fashion runway green

The Ecouture 2018 environmental fashion show April 14 featured Colorful and creative couture that’s... read more

Yüksel receives 2018 Outstanding TA Award from Cornell ECE

April 17, 2018

Yüksel receives 2018 Outstanding TA Award from Cornell ECE

Hazal Yüksel, a Ph.D. candidate from the Molnar Group has been selected to receive the 2018... read more

Nanoscale facility partners with German photonics firm

April 12, 2018

Nanoscale facility partners with German photonics firm

The Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility has entered into a partnership with the... read more

App helps users choose wardrobe based on weather

April 10, 2018

App helps users choose wardrobe based on weather

Matt Barker ‘19 and Austin Astorga ’19 created Brella, an app that delivers a personalized daily... read more

Demo day, Big Idea competition top Celebration 2018

April 10, 2018

Demo day, Big Idea competition top Celebration 2018

Cornell Entrepreneurs of the Year Steve Conine ’95 and Niraj Shah ‘95, co-founders of Wayfair, will... read more

Lysandrou receives aerospace industry fellowship

April 10, 2018

Lysandrou receives aerospace industry fellowship

Padraig Lysandrou, ECE B.S. ’18 and an early M.Eng. student in MAE at Cornell was recently awarded... read more

Immune-engineered device targets chemo-resistant lymphoma

April 10, 2018

Immune-engineered device targets chemo-resistant lymphoma

A multi-campus study of lymphoma shows that certain cell mutations in tumors can cause the cancer... read more

Algae-forestry, bioenergy mix may help make CO2 vanish from thin air

April 10, 2018

Algae-forestry, bioenergy mix may help make CO2 vanish from thin air

Scientists from Cornell, Duke and the University of Hawaii have an idea that could provide power... read more

Next-generation rechargeable battery made with tin

April 10, 2018

Next-generation rechargeable battery made with tin

Archer group has demonstrated a cost-effective way to stabilize lithium and sodium anodes using tin... read more

Materials, microbiomes displayed at D.C. STEM event

April 10, 2018

Materials, microbiomes displayed at D.C. STEM event

Scientists represented Cornell at the annual USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington,... read more

Smart Meter project puts power in the hands of people

April 4, 2018

Smart Meter project puts power in the hands of people

Through a collaboration between Cornell researchers and energy industry partners, New... read more

Cornell startup Orthofit combats workplace injuries

April 3, 2018

Cornell startup Orthofit combats workplace injuries

Orthofit, the newest member of Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, is refining the prototype of its... read more

Breakthrough made in atomically thin magnets

April 3, 2018

Breakthrough made in atomically thin magnets

Cornell researchers have become the first to control atomically thin magnets with an electric... read more

NYT Op-Ed: Beware of A.I. in Social Media Advertising

April 2, 2018

NYT Op-Ed: Beware of A.I. in Social Media Advertising

An op-ed by Dipayan Ghosh, ECE Ph.D. '13, a former student of Prof. Stephen Wicker. read more

Cancer symposium aims to unify Cornell researchers

March 30, 2018

Cancer symposium aims to unify Cornell researchers

Cornell will hold the first Annual Cancer Research Symposium to showcase diverse and groundbreaking... read more

Cornell touts Sustainability Month with over 80 events

March 29, 2018

Cornell touts Sustainability Month with over 80 events

Cornell goes green by celebrating Earth with Sustainability Month during April. More than 80 events... read more

Students’ bus stop sign design becomes roadside reality

March 29, 2018

Students’ bus stop sign design becomes roadside reality

Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit is installing nearly 560 bus stop signs, redesigned in... read more

For Dragon Day 2018, first-year architects have transparent plans

March 29, 2018

For Dragon Day 2018, first-year architects have transparent plans

Dragon Day, the annual spring rite celebrated by first-year architecture students at Cornell for... read more

Cornell ECE ranked among best in U.S. News grad school rankings

March 28, 2018

Cornell ECE ranked among best in U.S. News grad school rankings

The 2019 U.S. News & World Report ranking of graduate schools has been published, and the School of... read more

Campus leaders pay tribute to Peter Meinig at memorial service

March 24, 2018

Campus leaders pay tribute to Peter Meinig at memorial service

Campus leaders, students and family members attended a memorial service for the late Peter Meinig,... read more

Delimitrou receives Facebook Hardware & Software Systems Research Award

March 22, 2018

Delimitrou receives Facebook Hardware & Software Systems Research Award

Cornell ECE Assistant Professor Christina Delimitrou has recently been awarded a Facebook Hardware... read more

Turn your lights off for Earth March 24

March 22, 2018

Turn your lights off for Earth March 24

Cornell will celebrate “Earth Hour” March 24, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., when community members are... read more

Cornell to help jump-start seven NY businesses

March 22, 2018

Cornell to help jump-start seven NY businesses

Seven New York state businesses have been awarded funding to participate in the Cornell Center for... read more

Online tech is changing the dynamics of gift-giving

March 20, 2018

Online tech is changing the dynamics of gift-giving

Online gift-giving is spreading in social networks and causing people to give more gifts – online... read more

Sugar-coated vesicles prove effective in laboratory tests on deadly pathogens

March 19, 2018

Sugar-coated vesicles prove effective in laboratory tests on deadly pathogens

The labs of Matt DeLisa and Dave Putnam has teamed with a group from Harvard to work on a vaccine... read more

Give to ECE on Cornell's Giving Day, March 20, 2018

March 16, 2018

Give to ECE on Cornell's Giving Day, March 20, 2018

Make an exponential difference - Increase your support by a factor of 2.718—tell your friends! read more

$1.6M grant may turn sediment into port city pay dirt

March 15, 2018

$1.6M grant may turn sediment into port city pay dirt

Landscape Architecture’s Brian Davis and Sean Burkholder, University at Buffalo, received a $1.6... read more

Re-architecting Next-Gen Computing Systems

March 15, 2018

Re-architecting Next-Gen Computing Systems

Disaggregated architectures have the potential to increase resource capacity by 10 to 100 times... read more

Sustainability sows a healthy business climate

March 13, 2018

Sustainability sows a healthy business climate

The color of money may be the best tint for keeping the world from warming was a key message at the... read more

Grant seeks to diversify participation in biology, biomedical graduate studies

March 12, 2018

Grant seeks to diversify participation in biology, biomedical graduate studies

A new initiative aims to increase participation rates and enhance the success of under-represented... read more

Quick pulse of laser light can cause dramatic shift in material's properties

March 12, 2018

Quick pulse of laser light can cause dramatic shift in material's properties

Assistant professor Nicole Benedek and postdoc Guru Khalsa are working to perfect a method for... read more

New technique simplifies creation of nanoparticle 'magic-sized clusters'

March 12, 2018

New technique simplifies creation of nanoparticle 'magic-sized clusters'

A collaboration of two Cornell research groups has proposed a novel method for producing groups of... read more

Dire levels of CO2 will decimate oceans in 200 years

March 8, 2018

Dire levels of CO2 will decimate oceans in 200 years

Sustained climate warming will drive the ocean’s fishery yields into steep decline 200 years from... read more

Scientists unravel complex factors of starfish diseases

March 8, 2018

Scientists unravel complex factors of starfish diseases

Cornell University scientists are beginning to unravel the complicated connections between viruses,... read more

Undergrads: Apply for summer research opportunities at Cornell Tech

March 7, 2018

Undergrads: Apply for summer research opportunities at Cornell Tech

Up to 10 undergraduate students from the Ithaca campus will spend their summer doing research on... read more

Novel semiconductor-superconductor structure features versatile gallium nitride

March 7, 2018

Novel semiconductor-superconductor structure features versatile gallium nitride

A research group led by Debdeep Jena of electrical and computer engineering has successfully... read more

New working group on disasters launches with March 14 talk

March 6, 2018

New working group on disasters launches with March 14 talk

A new cross-college working group on disasters kicks off with a public presentation by... read more

Cornell scientists size up quality wastewater treatment

March 5, 2018

Cornell scientists size up quality wastewater treatment

Cornell scientists have assessed factors to improve, upgrade and make New York’s wastewater... read more

Cornell helps unlock doors to careers in data science

February 28, 2018

Cornell helps unlock doors to careers in data science

A course offered by Computer Science, Operations Research and Information Engineering and the... read more

NASA-Cornell collaboration will study desert dust's impact on climate from space

February 28, 2018

NASA-Cornell collaboration will study desert dust's impact on climate from space

A $60 million collaboration between NASA and Cornell University will examine deserts' impact on... read more

Faculty team wins NYC sustainable design competition

February 21, 2018

Faculty team wins NYC sustainable design competition

A collaborative exhibition project created by four faculty members featuring reused grain... read more

The Silent Stalker: how to protect yourself from cellular tracking

February 21, 2018

The Silent Stalker: how to protect yourself from cellular tracking

Stephen Wicker is interviewed by WENY News. Did you know your cellphone is constantly tracking you? read more

Andrew Ferraiuolo receives ECE Outstanding Thesis Research Award

February 20, 2018

Andrew Ferraiuolo receives ECE Outstanding Thesis Research Award

"I am particularly excited about Andrew's work because it shows how we can build a practical... read more

Prince Charles gives Cornell reef research a royal shout-out

February 16, 2018

Prince Charles gives Cornell reef research a royal shout-out

Research on how plastics adversely affect coral reefs received a royal shout-out from the Prince of... read more

Suntivich receives Sloan Foundation Fellowship

February 15, 2018

Suntivich receives Sloan Foundation Fellowship

MSE Assistant Professor Jin Suntivich has received an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship. read more

New grad housing is living lab for heat pump study

February 8, 2018

New grad housing is living lab for heat pump study

At the Maplewood Apartments project, now under construction, Cornell engineering students will... read more

Smart herbs, weather app among Engineering Innovation winners

February 8, 2018

Smart herbs, weather app among Engineering Innovation winners

Thirty-three teams entered the Cornell Engineering Innovation Award Competition; prizes were... read more

Host-microbe institute poised to expand

February 7, 2018

Host-microbe institute poised to expand

The launch of its Undergraduate Research Experience proved to be a highlight of the Cornell... read more

Interested in social entrepreneurship? Become a 'change-maker'

February 5, 2018

Interested in social entrepreneurship? Become a 'change-maker'

Cornell delegates to the Clinton Global Initiative University presented their commitments to action... read more

Cornelia Ye Award recognizes teaching assistants Aguillon, Natarajan

February 1, 2018

Cornelia Ye Award recognizes teaching assistants Aguillon, Natarajan

Graduate teaching assistants Stepfanie Aguillon and Aravind Natarajan were honored with the 2017-18... read more

Oceanic plastic trash conveys disease to coral reefs

January 25, 2018

Oceanic plastic trash conveys disease to coral reefs

An international research group led by Cornell University has found that plastic trash – ubiquitous... read more

Wayfair founders named 2018 Cornell Entrepreneurs of the Year

January 24, 2018

Wayfair founders named 2018 Cornell Entrepreneurs of the Year

Niraj Shah ’95 and Steve Conine ’95, founders of Wayfair, have been named 2018 Cornell... read more

Apsel named IEEE Distinguished Lecturer

January 23, 2018

Apsel named IEEE Distinguished Lecturer

ECE Professor Alyssa Apsel was recently named a Distinguished Lecturer by the IEEE Circuits and... read more

U.S. News ranks Systems DL program in top 10

January 22, 2018

U.S. News ranks Systems DL program in top 10

Cornell's Systems DL program is in the top 10 on the 2018 ranking of Best Online Graduate... read more

Bonassar Group helps develop new cell therapy

January 19, 2018

Bonassar Group helps develop new cell therapy

Development and testing by engineering professor Larry Bonassar and his group helped a New England... read more

Engineers create new architecture for vaporizable electronics

January 16, 2018

Engineers create new architecture for vaporizable electronics

Engineers have demonstrated a new method to remotely vaporize electronics, giving devices and data... read more

Lynden Archer to lead Cornell Energy Systems Institute

January 11, 2018

Lynden Archer to lead Cornell Energy Systems Institute

Lynden Archer, professor of chemical and biolomolecular engineering, is the new director of the... read more

Cornell extends partnership with Public Prep in NYC

January 11, 2018

Cornell extends partnership with Public Prep in NYC

Cornell University has extended its partnership to incorporate computer science instruction and... read more

Leadership committee to guide Earth Source Heat effort on campus

January 10, 2018

Leadership committee to guide Earth Source Heat effort on campus

Prof. Tester, who has been involved with geothermal research and development for more than 30... read more

Alyssa Apsel named next Director for Cornell ECE

January 10, 2018

Alyssa Apsel named next Director for Cornell ECE

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University is pleased to announce the... read more

French president taps climate scientist to ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’

January 9, 2018

French president taps climate scientist to ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’

Louis Derry, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, has won a grant from the French... read more

Removable implant may control type 1 diabetes

January 2, 2018

Removable implant may control type 1 diabetes

In an example of cross-campus collaboration, a group led by Minglin Ma has developed a unique... read more

UCLA-Cornell Team Win Award Intel-NSF Award for Heterogeneous Computing Research Effort

December 21, 2017

UCLA-Cornell Team Win Award Intel-NSF Award for Heterogeneous Computing Research Effort

UCLA and Cornell Research Team Win Award from Intel and the National Science Foundation For... read more

Imaging tool could find early signs of arterial plaque

December 21, 2017

Imaging tool could find early signs of arterial plaque

Using multi-photon microscopy developed at Cornell, a group led by Nozomi Nishimura has shown the... read more

Cornell collaboration reports unique property of bilayer graphene

December 15, 2017

Cornell collaboration reports unique property of bilayer graphene

The group reports remarkably clear observations of excitons – electrically neutral quasiparticles –... read more

Students envision future of Hudson River town confronting flooding

December 15, 2017

Students envision future of Hudson River town confronting flooding

Residents of Piermont, New York are facing climate change, as Hudson River flooding begins to... read more

Commercialization fellows present new technologies

December 13, 2017

Commercialization fellows present new technologies

Doctoral students in Cornell’s Commercialization Fellows program gathered Dec. 8 to present their... read more

Engaged Faculty Fellows connect classroom and community

December 13, 2017

Engaged Faculty Fellows connect classroom and community

Seven faculty members are part of the yearlong Engaged Faculty Fellowship Program, which focuses on... read more

Engineers program tiny robots to move, think like insects

December 13, 2017

Engineers program tiny robots to move, think like insects

Cornell engineers are experimenting with new programming that mimics the way an insect’s brain... read more

Engineers scrap the stethoscope, measure vital signs with radio waves

December 13, 2017

Engineers scrap the stethoscope, measure vital signs with radio waves

Cornell engineers have demonstrated a method for gathering vital signs using a cheap and covert... read more

Climate scientists study the odds of a megadrought

December 12, 2017

Climate scientists study the odds of a megadrought

Cornell climate scientists and their colleagues have developed a “robust null hypothesis” to assess... read more

Max Zhang: Local engagement yields ‘real social impact’

December 6, 2017

Max Zhang: Local engagement yields ‘real social impact’

Professor Max Zhang makes a concerted effort to improve the world through collaboration. read more

New Mechatronics final project has students, robots going cube crazy

December 6, 2017

New Mechatronics final project has students, robots going cube crazy

Professor Hadas Kress-Gazit thought it was time that her junior-level Mechatronics class switched... read more

Cornell team devises rapid test for vitamin A, iron deficits

December 4, 2017

Cornell team devises rapid test for vitamin A, iron deficits

“We must address the micronutrient problem at the individual level – which is a much easier task.... read more

On the highway to health: trimming toxins with trees

November 30, 2017

On the highway to health: trimming toxins with trees

Doctoral candidates Khaled Hashad and Bo Yang, and undergraduate researcher Dan Shaw ’18 – all... read more

Lance Collins receives inaugural Mosaic Medal of Distinction

November 29, 2017

Lance Collins receives inaugural Mosaic Medal of Distinction

The medal recognizes Cornell faculty members, administrators and alumni for their impact and... read more

Contactless health-care sensing

November 28, 2017

Contactless health-care sensing

A system for monitoring a person’s vital signs — such as their blood pressure and heart rate —... read more

Controlling Ultra-high Speed Electron Tunneling Waves

November 22, 2017

Controlling Ultra-high Speed Electron Tunneling Waves

Advances in epitaxial growth and device fabrication at Cornell, have led to groundbreaking... read more

Graduate students spark public interest in electricity

November 20, 2017

Graduate students spark public interest in electricity

Josue San Emeterio of the Pollack Lab in Applied Physics is part magician, a wedge of wizard and... read more

November 20, 2017

Jessel, Batten, Rana honored

Three ECE faculty were honored at the 2017 College of Engineering Excellence in Advising, Research... read more

Kan leads $1.5M grant to develop energy-conserving HVAC system

November 17, 2017

Kan leads $1.5M grant to develop energy-conserving HVAC system

System could reduce energy usage by up to 30% using people-counting technology. read more

Women lead Cornell’s undergraduate BME Society

November 15, 2017

Women lead Cornell’s undergraduate BME Society

All members of Meinig School undergrad society executive board are women read more

Geoengineering might address climate change, MacMartin tells Congress

November 9, 2017

Geoengineering might address climate change, MacMartin tells Congress

MacMartin, senior researcher and lecturer of mechanical and aerospace engineering for Cornell... read more

Engineers turn research into prototypes with Scale Up Awards

November 7, 2017

Engineers turn research into prototypes with Scale Up Awards

Professors Putnam, Bonassar develop synthetic lubricant for osteoarthritis treatment read more

Zhiru Zhang wins UCLA Rising Professional Achievement Award

November 7, 2017

Zhiru Zhang wins UCLA Rising Professional Achievement Award

ECE Assistant Professor Zhiru Zhang recently received the Rising Professional Achievement Award... read more

Where did those electrons go? Decades-old mystery solved

November 2, 2017

Where did those electrons go? Decades-old mystery solved

Where did those electrons go? read more

Cornell Engineering team develops substrates for vaporizing sensors remotely

October 31, 2017

Cornell Engineering team develops substrates for vaporizing sensors remotely

A team of researchers from Cornell Engineering has developed novel polymer-based substrates for... read more