Spotlights

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Atieh Moridi

Welcome Atieh Moridi ( 2019 )

Atieh Moridi has joined the faculty of Cornell’s Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as an Assistant Professor. Moridi came to Cornell in January, 2019 after three years as a... Read more

Peter McMahon

Welcome Peter McMahon ( 2019 )

Peter McMahon joined the faculty of the School of Applied and Engineering Physics (AEP) at Cornell as an assistant professor in the summer of 2019. McMahon’s research focuses on the physics of... Read more

Ning Zhao

Ning Zhao

By the time Ning Zhao, Ph.D. student in Systems Engineering at Cornell, has his doctorate, he may know more about New York State’s power generation, storage, and delivery capabilities than any other... Read more

Amal El-Ghazaly

Welcome Amal El-Ghazaly ( 2019 )

Growing up in Arizona, Amal El-Ghazaly used to take things apart. And her parents used to get a little upset with her because the things she took apart wouldn’t always work properly once she... Read more

Julia Dshemuchadse

Welcome Julia Dshemuchadse ( 2019 )

Julia Dshemuchadse has joined the faculty of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Cornell. Dshemuchadse earned her undergraduate degree in physics at the Technische Universitat... Read more

Robotic hand and human hand, touching fingers

Robotic Hand with a High-Tech Transmission

by Colton Poore ’20 The world of prosthetics is evolving every day. After one of Kevin O’Brien’s good friends—a combat rescue pilot—lost her leg, she was able to receive a prosthetic and had her wings... Read more

Sijin Li

Welcome Sijin Li ( 2019 )

Sijin Li has joined the Faculty of the Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) at Cornell University. Li, who is an assistant professor, started at Cornell in July... Read more

Chris Batten

Keeping Computer Hardware Fast and Furious

by Jackie Swift Around 50 years ago, Gordon Moore, chief executive officer of Intel, predicted that every two years the number of transistors a microchip could contain would double. Known as Moore’s... Read more

Rong Yang

Welcome Rong Yang ( 2019 )

When Rong Yang was a child in China she liked to play ‘imaginary school.’ “And I was always the teacher,” says Yang. “I liked to line the other kids up and then teach them about whatever I was... Read more