Amal El-Ghazaly receives alumni award to improve sensors for soft robots

The President’s Council of Cornell Women has awarded a PCCW Affinito-Stewart Grant to ECE Assistant Professor Amal El-Ghazaly for her proposal titled “Highly Stretchable Pressure and Curvature Sensor for Soft Robots.” The proposed research aims to develop a stretchable material-based sensor array to provide soft robots with a high-resolution sense of “touch.” When soft robots (which are filled with air) touch an external object, air within the body is displaced and puts internal pressure on other surfaces of the robot in addition to the point of contact. These two simultaneous pressures on the... Read more

Read the latest issue of ECE Connections

The latest issue of ECE Connections magazine is focused on energy and sustainability. Professor Alyssa Apsel, director of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, shares some thoughts below on the impactful work underway in Cornell ECE on these important issues. Director's Reflections Alyssa Apsel Professor and Director In April, the United Nations released a report on climate change with a dire warning that harmful carbon emissions from 2010-2019 have never been higher in human history. Scientists argued that it’s “now or never” to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Based... Read more

‘Swarming’ microrobots display versatile movement

Researchers have developed collectives of microrobots - each slightly larger than a hair's width - capable of reconfiguring their swarm behavior to move in circles, bunch up into a clump, spread out like gas or form a straight line like beads on a string. Read more

Khurram Afridi appears on WAMC's The Academic Minute

Is the best way to charge electric vehicles not to plug them in at all? ECE Associate Professor Khurram Afridi speaks about his research as part of Cornell Engineering Week on The Academic Minute, a project of WAMC public radio. Read more

ECE lecturer and former M.Eng. Director John Belina

ECE alum, faculty member John Belina honored by The Cornell Tradition

Belina, who served in various capacities in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from 1982 until his retirement in 2018, has requested this fellowship be awarded each year to a Cornell Tradition fellow who serves in a leadership role in Cornell Residential Life. The Cornell Tradition coordinates the efforts of outstanding undergraduates who are committed to paid work, service, and academic achievement. Total membership is approximately 500 fellows, most of whom are chosen through the regular Cornell University admissions process. Rising sophomores and juniors can apply to... Read more