Spotlights: ECE

Mikayla Diesch ’16, M.Eng. ’17Cornell ECE is erasing the boundaries between signals, systems, physics and hardware, and merging core concepts from biology, computer science, mechanical engineering and materials. We see things differently, with visionary science oriented to novel applications.

ECE Ph.D. student Danna Ma stands in front of a city skyline at night, holding her cat in her arms

Making “smart robotic matter” smarter

What if you could create individual programmable robotic modules that could sense their environment and, depending on what they are sensing, engage in exploratory behavior, signal to each other... Read more

Students Kyle Infantino, Dilan Lakhani and Jack Brzozowski

Ten Tips for Tapeouts

Advice from students who prepped a custom chip for fabrication (Pictured left to right: Kyle Infantino, Dilan Lakhani and Jack Brzozowski. Photos by Eric Laine except where indicated.) What does it... Read more

ECE M.Eng. Student

Choosing a Project You Love

What are you doing after graduation? Watch how these ECE students invested in their future with a Master of Engineering degree. Whether you want to work in power and energy, bioelectrical engineering... Read more

Andrea Miramontes Serrano ’24

Doing Something

Meet the ECE undergrad leading the Campus Energy Conservation team “I don't personally like complaining about things if you're not going to do something about them,” says Andrea Miramontes Serrano ’24... Read more

Dan Miller '78

Focus on passion, work on solutions

Dan Miller '78 offers advice for making an impact in a changing climate Dan Miller ‘78 is managing director of The Roda Group, a Berkeley, CA based clean tech venture capital group he co-founded with... Read more

Ph.D. student Polina Alexeenko and associate professor Eilyan Bitar

Prepare the grid now to power electric vehicles

Less than 2 percent of all cars sold in America today are electric, but that will soon change. The internal combustion engine’s firm grip on American transportation is loosening and for the first time... Read more

Imploding plasma

The Sound of Fusion

How a big bang in the basement contributes to a future of fusion energy When the COBRA fires, the sound is startling. The COBRA (Cornell Beam Research Accelerator) pulsed-powered generator delivers... Read more