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?
James W. Spencer (Civil Engineering, B.S., 1949, M.S. 1951) became the first "official" leader of the Cornell Local Roads Program (CLPR). Established after WWII in 1923, the program provided comprehensive applied research and extension support to highway superintendents and under Spencer hosted “Highway School” for 70 years.
CEE Professor Philip Li-Fan Liu pioneered the development of physically based mathematical models and efficient computational procedures that produce accurate predictions of wave fields over complex bathymetry as well as in the vicinity of coastal structures.
The electric organ (Hammond Organ) was invented in 1934 by Laurens Hammond (Mechanical Engineering, 1916). This inexpensive alternative to costly pipe organs found immediate popularity with churches, ball parks and ice rinks. Later, the instrument became the default choice for many keyboardists in rock, jazz and blues.
The Electric Wave Form Tracer was created by Harris J. Ryan, (Electrical Engineering, B.S., 1887). His new technology was applied to versatile monitors for modern cathode-ray oscilloscopes, television sets, radar and computers.
Winfried Denk (Applied and Engineering Physics, Ph.D., 1989) developed serial block-face electron microscopy, in which detailed 3-D imagery of minute structures within tissue are generated by the repeated removal of thin slices and scanning the remaining cut surface of samples.