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'Function after failure' in bone translates to engineering strategy

February 29, 2016

'Function after failure' in bone translates to engineering strategy

A study reveals that the material heterogeneity of cancellous bone prevents cracks from propagating and turning into breaks, and could have implications in engineering as well as medicine. read more

High schoolers beat undergrads, grads at Make-a-thon

February 25, 2016

High schoolers beat undergrads, grads at Make-a-thon

Students from majors such as computer science, biology, business, policy analysis and engineering and high school students came together Feb. 20-21 to participate Cornell's first Make-a-thon. read more

Senior group is guiding Cornell's climate actions

February 25, 2016

Senior group is guiding Cornell's climate actions

President Elizabeth Garrett formed the Senior Leaders Climate Action Group last November to focus on improving climate trends by spurring cross-disciplinary solutions on campus and globally. read more

Two on faculty receive Presidential Early Career Awards

February 24, 2016

Two on faculty receive Presidential Early Career Awards

Two faculty members received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on young science and engineering professionals. read more

Quantum dot solids: This generation's silicon wafer?

February 24, 2016

Quantum dot solids: This generation's silicon wafer?

A Cornell research group led by associate professor Tobias Hanrath has assembled quantum dots into ordered, 2-D superlattice nanocrystals, with potential for breakthroughs in optoelectronics. read more

Researcher's chiral graphene stacks break new ground

February 22, 2016

Researcher's chiral graphene stacks break new ground

The research group of Jiwoong Park has developed a chiral thin film through rotational stacking of two-atoms-thick graphene sheets, the first such exploration of chirality at the nano scale. read more

Cornellians illuminate world's scientific strides

February 18, 2016

Cornellians illuminate world's scientific strides

A platoon of Cornell faculty contributed to the mix of eminent global researchers at the 2016 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C. read more

Alabi, Ananth, Hartley, Keranen, Singh win NSF CAREER Awards

February 8, 2016

Alabi, Ananth, Hartley, Keranen, Singh win NSF CAREER Awards

Five Cornell assistant professors have been honored by the National Science Foundation with Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards, with funding totaling more than $2.5 million. read more

Room-temperature lithium metal battery closer to reality

February 3, 2016

Room-temperature lithium metal battery closer to reality

A Cornell team led by Lynden Archer, head of the Department of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering, has engineered a lithium metal battery based on crosslinked hairy nanoparticles. read more

Cornell names Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in recognition of the leadership of philanthropist

February 2, 2016

Cornell names Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in recognition of the leadership of philanthropist

A combined $50 million commitment from Robert F. Smith '85, founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, and the foundation of which he is a founding director will support chemical and... read more

Cornellians to share scientific studies at AAAS meeting

February 2, 2016

Cornellians to share scientific studies at AAAS meeting

Cornell faculty and students will be among thousands of scientists representing an array of research to swarm Washington, D.C., Feb. 11-15 for the annual AAAS meeting and exposition. read more

Cornell names Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in recognition of the leadership of philanthropist

January 29, 2016

Cornell names Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in recognition of the leadership of philanthropist

A combined $50 million commitment from Robert F. Smith '85, founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, and the foundation of which he is a founding director will support chemical and... read more

First self-assembled superconductor structure created

January 29, 2016

First self-assembled superconductor structure created

A Cornell team has created the first self-assembled three-dimensional superconductor, another step toward creation of a material that could act as a superconductor at or above room temperature. read more

University shines at Cornell Day in Albany Jan. 26

January 28, 2016

University shines at Cornell Day in Albany Jan. 26

New York's land-grant university brought its message of education, discovery and engagement to the state capital Jan. 26 for Cornell Day in Albany, and took the opportunity to show off its diverse... read more

Cornell-led team creates gallium nitride power diode

January 19, 2016

Cornell-led team creates gallium nitride power diode

A team led by Cornell professor Grace Xing has created gallium nitride power diodes capable of serving as building blocks for GaN switches, with many possible power and electronics applications. read more

January 15, 2016

ECE 4760 Laser Duel game highlighted on Hacked Gadgets

IR Shooting Game Project – Laser Duel Shooting game, ECE4760 final project on Hacked Gadgets read more

Color Sonification Could Be Key to Rainbow Connection

January 15, 2016

Color Sonification Could Be Key to Rainbow Connection

Student project highlighted in Hackaday! read more

GPS top hat uses directional sound to show the way

January 15, 2016

GPS top hat uses directional sound to show the way

ECE 4760 project published on Engadget. read more

Touch Piano Hits All the Right Notes

January 15, 2016

Touch Piano Hits All the Right Notes

Student project published on Hackaday read more

Cornellians named to Forbes 30 under 30 list

January 15, 2016

Cornellians named to Forbes 30 under 30 list

Weill Cornell Medicine doctoral candidates Kaitlyn Gayvert and Neel Madhukar have been named to Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” list of young change agents in 20 professional fields. read more

Director’s Reflections: Clif Pollock

January 13, 2016

Director’s Reflections: Clif Pollock

The journey, not the destination read more

ECE Alum Dipayan Ghosh honored as Forbes 30 under 30: Law & Policy

January 13, 2016

ECE Alum Dipayan Ghosh honored as Forbes 30 under 30: Law & Policy

Ghosh recently moved to Facebook where he works on privacy and cyber policy after serving as a White House advisor on technology and economic policy. read more

Future Current: ECE Research on the Cutting-Edge of Circuit Design

January 13, 2016

Future Current: ECE Research on the Cutting-Edge of Circuit Design

At Cornell ECE, faculty are looking at electronic circuits in a different way, not only to improve performance, but to create new devices that can make life more healthy, productive and enjoyable. read more

ECE M.Eng: 50 Years and Counting

January 13, 2016

ECE M.Eng: 50 Years and Counting

The ECE M.Eng degree program takes pride in the past, looks to the future. read more

Cornell boasts leading cybersecurity research group

January 13, 2016

Cornell boasts leading cybersecurity research group

Four Cornell computer scientists - Ari Juels, Rafael Pass, Thomas Ristenpart and Vitaly Shmatikov - are members of a new cybersecurity, privacy and cryptography reach group at Cornell Tech. read more

McGovern incubator embraces Embark and Ecolectro

January 11, 2016

McGovern incubator embraces Embark and Ecolectro

Cornell's McGovern Center for Venture Development welcomed two start-up companies Jan. 7 to its incubator space: Ecolectro and Embark Veterinary. read more

Cornell Maker Club gets a new home

January 6, 2016

Cornell Maker Club gets a new home

In the three years that the Cornell Maker Club has existed, it has amassed a collection of useful tools and equipment, a lot of participants, and soon, a new home. read more

Pushing vertical p-n junctions toward gallium nitride critical field

January 6, 2016

Pushing vertical p-n junctions toward gallium nitride critical field

Research from Xing/Jena lab highlighted in Semiconductor Today. read more