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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

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

Fluid dynamics lab named in honor of Charles Williamson

October 25, 2017

Fluid dynamics lab named in honor of Charles Williamson

In a surprise ceremony Oct. 21 in the Upson Hall Lounge, the Fluid Dynamics Water Channel Lab was... read more

ECE junior wins IEEE PES scholarship award

October 25, 2017

ECE junior wins IEEE PES scholarship award

Firehiwot Gurara, a junior at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell... read more

Robots, Like Insects

October 19, 2017

Robots, Like Insects

Cheap, simple, scalable, adaptable, and high-performance in swarms, insect-like robots have... read more

From an ocean away, students design a girls’ school in Ghana

October 19, 2017

From an ocean away, students design a girls’ school in Ghana

CUSD students design a primary and junior high school for girls in Ghana. read more

Wise takes reins from Hines as director of CCMR

October 19, 2017

Wise takes reins from Hines as director of CCMR

Wise is the 10th director of the CCMR, which was founded in 1960 as the Cornell Materials Science... read more

Exhibition, research project highlight learning from Rembrandt’s art

October 19, 2017

Exhibition, research project highlight learning from Rembrandt’s art

More than 60 impressions by the Dutch artist across a wide variety of subject matter –... read more

Top neuroscientists headline Mong neurotech symposium

October 17, 2017

Top neuroscientists headline Mong neurotech symposium

Top neuroscientists headline Mong neurotech symposium read more

Ilana Brito wins Packard Foundation fellowship

October 16, 2017

Ilana Brito wins Packard Foundation fellowship

Brito’s work involves the human microbiome and horizontal gene transfer (HGT). read more

Group uses organoid to explain immune cells’ rapid response

October 12, 2017

Group uses organoid to explain immune cells’ rapid response

Cornell BME/MAE and Weill Cornell Medicine teams report a method for uncovering immune response... read more

ECE researchers win $1.7 million award to bend the rules of wave physics

October 9, 2017

ECE researchers win $1.7 million award to bend the rules of wave physics

A team of researchers from Cornell Engineering and Johns Hopkins University has received an NSF... read more

Cornell achieves a new record in deep ultraviolet photonics

October 5, 2017

Cornell achieves a new record in deep ultraviolet photonics

Jena/Xing group recently achieved 40% internal quantum efficiency (IQE) for DUV emission at 219... read more

Engineers take laser pulses into new dimensions

October 5, 2017

Engineers take laser pulses into new dimensions

AEP Professor Frank Wise and PhD Candidate Logan Wright have designed the world’s first... read more

Four on faculty receive NIH high-risk, high-reward awards

October 5, 2017

Four on faculty receive NIH high-risk, high-reward awards

Meinig School faculty Brito and De Vlaminck win prestigious award. read more

Making big data serve the little guy

October 4, 2017

Making big data serve the little guy

Big data is a hot topic in computer science. It’s also big business. read more

Lab of Plasma Studies turns 50, wins $15M grant

October 2, 2017

Lab of Plasma Studies turns 50, wins $15M grant

Cornell’s Laboratory of Plasma Studies (LPS) has much to celebrate as it marks its 50th anniversary... read more

Internet Advertising: Technology, Ethics, and a Serious Difference of Opinion

September 29, 2017

Internet Advertising: Technology, Ethics, and a Serious Difference of Opinion

Prof. Stephen Wicker discusses "Internet Advertising: Technology, Ethics, and a Serious Difference... read more

Cornell Tech leverages academic links with Cornell campuses

September 28, 2017

Cornell Tech leverages academic links with Cornell campuses

The new Roosevelt Island campus of Cornell Tech has catalyzed a slew of innovative academic... read more

Molnar and Alumni win Best Paper Award

September 28, 2017

Molnar and Alumni win Best Paper Award

Cornell Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Alyosha (Al) Molnar and several former... read more

ECE Prof. Johnson to work with Cornell’s Johnson Art Museum to build a tool to authenticate watermarks in Rembrandt’s prints

September 27, 2017

ECE Prof. Johnson to work with Cornell’s Johnson Art Museum to build a tool to authenticate watermarks in Rembrandt’s prints

Cornell Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor C. Richard Johnson, currently based at... read more

Cornell inspires at World Maker Faire in NYC

September 26, 2017

Cornell inspires at World Maker Faire in NYC

It’s not every day you get to meet R2D2, but thousands of aspiring engineers did just that, thanks... read more

High Tech and High Design, Cornell’s Roosevelt Island Campus Opens

September 25, 2017

High Tech and High Design, Cornell’s Roosevelt Island Campus Opens

The Cornell Tech campus is set to be dedicated on Wednesday, marking the opening of the... read more

Five New York companies awarded JumpStart funding

September 21, 2017

Five New York companies awarded JumpStart funding

through the Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart program, which is supported by Empire... read more

A new kind of influenza vaccine: One shot might do the trick

September 21, 2017

A new kind of influenza vaccine: One shot might do the trick

Leveraging the versatility of OMVs, to create a single-shot flu vaccine. read more

Metastatic breast cancer affects bone mineral before spreading

September 21, 2017

Metastatic breast cancer affects bone mineral before spreading

Researchers discover cancer favors a certain state of bone mineral, breast cancer tumors remotely... read more

Center for Materials Research’s NSF funding extended, increased

September 21, 2017

Center for Materials Research’s NSF funding extended, increased

The Cornell Center for Materials Research has been has been granted $23.2 million for the next six... read more

Seven entrepreneurship faculty hire assistants with alumni support

September 19, 2017

Seven entrepreneurship faculty hire assistants with alumni support

Robert Karpman, adjunct professor BME, will support assistants in his fall classes The Business of... read more

Top neuroscientists to speak at Cornell Neurotech symposium

September 15, 2017

Top neuroscientists to speak at Cornell Neurotech symposium

Top neuroscientists to speak at Cornell Neurotech symposium read more

By design: Art and architecture signal Cornell Tech mission

September 13, 2017

By design: Art and architecture signal Cornell Tech mission

With architectural design and aesthetics reflecting its mission of collaboration and innovation,... read more

Cornell Tech fosters community connection and collaboration

September 13, 2017

Cornell Tech fosters community connection and collaboration

“Tech driven,” “outward facing” and “community oriented.” These Cornell Tech hallmarks define the... read more

‘Revolutionary’ Cornell Tech campus in NYC dedicated

September 13, 2017

‘Revolutionary’ Cornell Tech campus in NYC dedicated

Cornell has been called the first truly American university by virtue of founder Ezra Cornell’s... read more

U.S. News ranks Cornell ECE in the top 10

September 12, 2017

U.S. News ranks Cornell ECE in the top 10

Among the engineering specialties, Cornell ranked No. 9 in computer,... read more

US News ranks Cornell No. 14; Dyson, Engineering in top 10

September 12, 2017

US News ranks Cornell No. 14; Dyson, Engineering in top 10

Cornell University advanced one spot to No. 14 in the 2018 edition of US News and World Report’s... read more

Real-time Modeling: Theory versus Real-World Applications

September 7, 2017

Real-time Modeling: Theory versus Real-World Applications

With an NSF CAREER award, Christoph Studer is working to resolve the dichotomy between recent... read more

Engineering community of makers launches website

September 7, 2017

Engineering community of makers launches website

Cornell’s College of Engineering has launched of a new maker-themed website, CollabSpace read more

NanoScale Facility to celebrate 40 years of nanotech, focus on future

September 7, 2017

NanoScale Facility to celebrate 40 years of nanotech, focus on future

The Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility (CNF) is celebrating its 40-year anniversary... read more

Suh receives award for paper at VLSI Symposium

August 30, 2017

Suh receives award for paper at VLSI Symposium

Cornell ECE Associate Professor G. Edward Suh and his colleagues recently received a Most... read more

Cornell projects to cultivate digital agriculture landscape

August 29, 2017

Cornell projects to cultivate digital agriculture landscape

Expanding on Cornell’s digital agriculture initiative, a slate of six projects totaling more than... read more

Cornell’s community spirit on full view at inauguration Street Fair

August 28, 2017

Cornell’s community spirit on full view at inauguration Street Fair

A large, cheerful crowd of students, faculty, alumni, staff, local residents and campus visitors... read more

Pollack champions ‘educational verve,’ humane and rational values

August 28, 2017

Pollack champions ‘educational verve,’ humane and rational values

Martha E. Pollack plumbed the depths of Cornell history and spoke to current times in her inaugural... read more

'I'm First!' connects first-gen students, faculty, staff

August 24, 2017

'I'm First!' connects first-gen students, faculty, staff

This week the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI) launched the I’m First! campaign on... read more

Materials scientist Jin Suntivich to study fuel cells differently

August 23, 2017

Materials scientist Jin Suntivich to study fuel cells differently

Suntivich, awarded $750,000 by the U.S. Dept of Energy’s 2017 Early Career Research Program read more

Next-Generation Residential Energy Market

August 17, 2017

Next-Generation Residential Energy Market

A leading a team of Cornell researchers and industry partners, including ECE's Robert Thomas is ... read more

Gary Harris ’75 given alumni honor for diversity, inclusion efforts

August 17, 2017

Gary Harris ’75 given alumni honor for diversity, inclusion efforts

Gary L. Harris ’75, M.S. ’76, Ph.D. ’80, has been honored by the Cornell Graduate School with the... read more

Acharya receives Award for Paper at International Conference on Machine Learning

August 16, 2017

Acharya receives Award for Paper at International Conference on Machine Learning

Cornell ECE Assistant Professor Jayadev Acharya recently received an honorable mention award at the... read more

Wiesner team images tiny quasicrystals as they form

August 15, 2017

Wiesner team images tiny quasicrystals as they form

A Cornell multidisciplinary team devised a way to get a time-lapse look at the early formation of... read more

Early career scientists named Mong Fellows in Cornell Neurotech

August 14, 2017

Early career scientists named Mong Fellows in Cornell Neurotech

Ten new Mong Family Foundation Fellows in Neurotech will work jointly under the mentorship of... read more

Hardware accelerator teams Rev-up product ideas at Demo Day

August 11, 2017

Hardware accelerator teams Rev-up product ideas at Demo Day

What do cat carriers, multifaceted keyboards and genetically engineered bacteria have in common?... read more

Patented biomedical implant could improve heart patient outcome

August 9, 2017

Patented biomedical implant could improve heart patient outcome

Jonathan Butcher, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and Chris Frendl, M.Eng. '11, have... read more

Computer 'anthropologists' study global fashion

August 9, 2017

Computer 'anthropologists' study global fashion

Cornell computer science researchers are figuring out ways to analyze billions of photographs... read more

NeuroNex—a Radical Collaboration

August 3, 2017

NeuroNex—a Radical Collaboration

An engineer and a neuroscientist gathered a group of Cornell scientists and engineers to tackle a... read more

New organ transplant monitoring promises better patient care

August 3, 2017

New organ transplant monitoring promises better patient care

Using a combination of DNA sequencing and computer science techniques, researchers have developed a... read more

AguaClara begins construction of water plant in Nicaragua

August 3, 2017

AguaClara begins construction of water plant in Nicaragua

AguaClara, an Engineering Project Team that has built 14 gravity-powered surface water treatment... read more

$9M grant will create neurotech research hub at Cornell

August 1, 2017

$9M grant will create neurotech research hub at Cornell

A five-year, $9 million grant from the National Science Foundation will create the Cornell... read more

InSitu@CHESS offers material-testing help to industry, academia

July 31, 2017

InSitu@CHESS offers material-testing help to industry, academia

InSitu@CHESS, a program begun in 2014 by engineering professor Matt Miller, offers a way for... read more

Mechanisms found to explain atypical femoral fractures

July 31, 2017

Mechanisms found to explain atypical femoral fractures

A research team led by Eve Donnelly, assistant professor in materials science and engineering, has... read more

Alumnus returns to Cornell as Tisch University Professor

July 24, 2017

Alumnus returns to Cornell as Tisch University Professor

Lorenzo Alvisi, M.S. '94, Ph.D. '96, and Cornell's newest Tisch University Professor, has found... read more

Wagner wins 2017 Massey Award

July 20, 2017

Wagner wins 2017 Massey Award

Aaron B. Wagner, Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at... read more

Emmanuel Giannelis named vice provost for research

July 20, 2017

Emmanuel Giannelis named vice provost for research

Professor Emmanuel Giannelis has been named vice provost for research and vice president for... read more

ComSciCon-Cornell aims to reach all communities

July 19, 2017

ComSciCon-Cornell aims to reach all communities

For the third year, Cornell is holding ComSciCon-Cornell, a science communication workshop... read more

Two groups both win $7.5M to study AI, autonomous systems

July 19, 2017

Two groups both win $7.5M to study AI, autonomous systems

Research teams led by professors Robert Bruce van Dover and Hadas Kress-Gazit have both been... read more

Nitric oxide plays key role in forming potent greenhouse gas

July 17, 2017

Nitric oxide plays key role in forming potent greenhouse gas

Cornell chemists have uncovered a fresh role for nitric oxide that could send biochemical textbooks... read more

China scholarship honors John Hopcroft

July 13, 2017

China scholarship honors John Hopcroft

John Hopcroft, the IBM Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics, has been honored by the... read more

McNair scholars advocate on Capitol Hill for TRIO programs

July 13, 2017

McNair scholars advocate on Capitol Hill for TRIO programs

McNair scholars from Cornell and Upward Bound students visited the Capitol Hill offices of... read more

‘Smishing’ Is Internet Scammers’ New Favorite Trick. Here’s How to Avoid It

July 10, 2017

‘Smishing’ Is Internet Scammers’ New Favorite Trick. Here’s How to Avoid It

ECE Professor Stephen B. Wicker says the best course of action is to be vigilant for suspicious... read more

Haas paper noted by Google Scholar as top 10 most cited since 2006

July 7, 2017

Haas paper noted by Google Scholar as top 10 most cited since 2006

A paper by ECE Emeritus Professor Zygmunt J. Haas and co-authored by Computer Science Professor... read more

New device could make closing surgical incisions a cinch

July 6, 2017

New device could make closing surgical incisions a cinch

A material strong enough to protect the intestines from a needle puncture and bendable enough to... read more

How Talia Kohen, ECE ’06 came up with a promising new idea for trading clean power

July 5, 2017

How Talia Kohen, ECE ’06 came up with a promising new idea for trading clean power

In June 2017, Talia Kohen Cornell ECE ‘06 participated in a GE-sponsored EuroEnergy Hackathon in... read more

Multidisciplinary team wins $1M grant from Keck Foundation

July 5, 2017

Multidisciplinary team wins $1M grant from Keck Foundation

A group of five Cornell researchers - representing Engineering, and Arts and Sciences - has won a... read more

Bacteria-coated nanofiber electrodes digest pollutants

June 27, 2017

Bacteria-coated nanofiber electrodes digest pollutants

Cornell materials scientists and bioelectrochemical engineers have created an innovative,... read more

CIS researchers receive $2.5M NSF grant for cybersecurity

June 23, 2017

CIS researchers receive $2.5M NSF grant for cybersecurity

Four Cornell computer science researchers will receive $2.5 million from the National Science... read more

How Anima Anandkumar, ECE Ph.D. '09, became an Amazon AI guru

June 20, 2017

How Anima Anandkumar, ECE Ph.D. '09, became an Amazon AI guru

The story of Anima Anandkumar, ECE Ph.D. '09, the machine learning guru powering Amazon AI. read more

Changing the identity of cellular enzyme spawns new pathway

June 20, 2017

Changing the identity of cellular enzyme spawns new pathway

Using a technique it devised, a research group led by professor Matt DeLisa has shown the ability... read more