Research & Faculty
Cornell Engineering’s leadership in research is evident through its current roster of world-class faculty and researchers, as well as its many centers and facilities.
Are you, or your company/business, foundation, or non-profit agency interested in exploring a project or research with the College of Engineering? The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations can help bridge connections. Below is a link to a form that will assist our office in determining how to best serve your project or research goals and connect you to the right faculty and staff members to support your partnership objectives.
Did you know?
Folding wings for carrier-based airplanes were invented in 1941 by Leroy Grumman (Mechanical Engineering, 1916). Installed on the F6F Wildcat fighter planes, this innovation increased the number of fighter planes on World War II carriers by 50 percent.
The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico was designed by Engineering faculty member William E. Gordon. Built beginning in 1960, the observatory is the largest single-dish radar-radio telescope in the world and is home to numerous innovations including the discovery of the first exoplanets, creating a detailed map of the distribution of galaxies in the universe and mapping the surface of Venus.
Cornell is the only Ivy League/Ancient Eight university that also is its state's federal land-grant institution
In 1946, all incoming College freshmen were required to enroll in a five-year engineering degree program. Former Dean S.C. Hollister (1937-1959) said implementing this five-year program was his “crowning achievement” for the College.
Jonathan J. Rubenstein, (Electrical Engineering, B.S., 1978; M.S., 1979), as vice president at Apple led the effort to take the ipod from an idea to a market product in less than a year. The ipod remains unrivaled in popularity and success as a portable media device.