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?
In 2008, Todd E. Humphreys, Paul Kintner and Mark Psiaki, and Brent Ledvina, demonstrated the first known GPS spoofing attack, where a hacker can fool a targeted GPS receiver to misestimating its position, time or both. This has guided the development of a new generation of spoofing detection countermeasures to ensure the security of civilian GPS.
Cornell College of Engineering was among the first engineering colleges to teach nanotechnology to undergrads through a hands-on course designing and building nanotech devices.
In 2013, Prof. Uli Wiesner (MSE)and grad student Hiroaki Sai (M.S. 2011, PhD) announced the creation of a process for synthesizing hierarchical porous polymer films, which could be useful in applications ranging from catalysis to bioengineering.
In 1997, The New York Times hailed Prof. Yu-Hwa Lo’s work with potential to “revolutionize the industry.” Dr. Lo’s patent for a compliant universal substrate for growing pure, single crystals was seen as a major turning point in manufacturing. In 1988, he co-founded CTO of Nova Crystals, Inc., which develops and manufactures high-end fiber-optic data and telecommunications components.
In 1975, OR students Edward Ignall and Warren Walker along with co-authors publish their paradigm-shifting paper, “Improving the Deployment of New York City Fire Companies”. Later awarded the INFORMS Lanchester Prize, it sets a new scope of directions for applications of OR in the public sector.