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Papers on plastic

Papers on plastic

After a bit of serendipity, Zoë Lequeux '19 found her place on the Cornell volleyball team and in the Ober Group, helping to engineering more environmentally friendly plastics.

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European X-ray Free-Electron Laser facility

Listen in on X-ray laser science

Lois Pollack, director of applied and engineering physics, talks to Stereo Chemistry about conducting research at the European X-ray Free-Electron Laser facility, the world's biggest and brightest X-ray source.

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Science Blender Podcast

Science Blender Podcast

We hear about scientific advancements all the time, but science is a process driven by people, and we rarely hear about the stories behind these discoveries. Science Blender brings you those stories.

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Hunter Adams

Ph.D. Profile: Hunter Adams

Hunter Adams, fourth year Ph.D. student in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell, really likes hardware. “There is something indisputable about hardware,” says Adams. “You can run...

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Cheng Zhang, assistant professor of Information Science at Cornell

Welcome Cheng Zhang ( 2018 )

Even after earning his undergraduate degree in software engineering from Nankai University, Cheng Zhang did not think he would ever go on to be a professor anywhere. Instead, he viewed his computer...

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CBE Professor Nicholas Abbott

Welcome Nicholas Abbott ( 2018 )

When Nicholas Abbott was finishing up his undergraduate chemical engineering degree at Adelaide University in Australia, he knew he wanted to go abroad for his graduate studies. “At that time,” says...

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MAE professor Zhiting Tian

Welcome Zhiting Tian ( 2018 )

Zhiting Tian has joined the faculty of Cornell’s Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as the Eugene A. Leinroth Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow. Tian specializes in nanoscale thermal...

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Austin Benson has joined the faculty at Cornell’s Computer Science Department in July 2018 as an assistant professor

Welcome Austin Benson

It wasn’t until Austin Benson was earning his Ph.D. in computational and mathematical engineering at Stanford University that he fully realized the power of mathematics to affect the world. “When I...

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Rene Kizilcec has joined the faculty of the Information Science Department at Cornell

Welcome Rene Kizilcec ( 2018 )

While Rene Kizilcec was earning his undergraduate degree in philosophy and economics from University College London (UCL) he made a living creating websites for e-commerce customers. “The more sites I...

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