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Assistant Professor Ankur Singh has been selected

Assistant Professor Ankur Singh has been selected

December 16, 2016

to receive the prestigious 2017 Young Investigator Award from the Society For Biomaterials. This award is specifically given “to recognize an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievements... read more

Stretchable optical waveguides help prosthesis grasp, feel

Stretchable optical waveguides help prosthesis grasp, feel

December 8, 2016

A Cornell engineering group has devised a method for allowing strain and tactile sensing in a soft prosthetic hand, through the use of stretchable optical waveguides. read more

Professor CAM's Rand to receive Caughey Dynamics Award

Professor CAM's Rand to receive Caughey Dynamics Award

December 5, 2016

Professor Richard Rand, a CAM field member, is selected to receive the 2017 Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award from the ASME Applied Mechanics Division (AMD). read more

Franklin Moore, engineering professor emeritus, dies at 94

Franklin Moore, engineering professor emeritus, dies at 94

November 30, 2016

Emeritus professor Franklin Kingston Moore, who was awarded a NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, died on Nov. 21 in Ithaca. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Moore was 94. read more

CAM's Leibovich named AAAS Fellow for 2016

CAM's Leibovich named AAAS Fellow for 2016

November 21, 2016

Three faculty members - development economist Chris Barrett, mechanical engineer Sidney Leibovich and medical mycologist Dr. Thomas Walsh - have been named fellows of the American Association for the... read more

Rebecca Barthelmie appointed as an Associate Director

Rebecca Barthelmie appointed as an Associate Director

November 15, 2016

of the Cornell Energy Institute. read more

Faculty honored for excellence in advising, research, teaching

Faculty honored for excellence in advising, research, teaching

November 11, 2016

Twenty-four faculty were honored at the 2016 Excellence in Advising, Research and Teaching Awards. read more

Avedisian group wins artistic merit award at ASGSR meeting.

Avedisian group wins artistic merit award at ASGSR meeting.

November 3, 2016

The Blossom of Heat wins award at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) 2016 Combustion Art Competition held in Cleveland Ohio, October... read more

Steen, Louge to launch NSF-funded space experiments

Steen, Louge to launch NSF-funded space experiments

October 25, 2016

Engineering professors Paul Steen and Michel Louge have both received funding from the National Science Foundation and NASA's CASIS program to send experiments to the International Space Station. read more

'NutriPhone' startup joins Cornell's McGovern incubator

'NutriPhone' startup joins Cornell's McGovern incubator

October 24, 2016

Put healthful eating in the palm of your hand: VitaMe Technologies – the Cornell start-up group that makes NutriPhone for personal nutrition testing – has joined the university's McGovern Center... read more

Rhodes Symposium will honor emeritus president on his 90th

Rhodes Symposium will honor emeritus president on his 90th

October 20, 2016

The Frank H.T. Rhodes Symposium will celebrate the emeritus president's 90th birthday by bringing two noted scholars to discuss his contributions to paleontology and Darwin studies. read more

Howarth outlines carbon neutrality report options at UA

Howarth outlines carbon neutrality report options at UA

October 20, 2016

Robert Howarth spoke to the University Assembly Oct. 18 about the recently released Senior Leaders Climate Action Group report on options and their associated costs for achieving a carbon-neutral... read more

Mechanical Engineering student selected as 2016-17 Frank and Rosa Rhodes Scholarship recipient:

Mechanical Engineering student selected as 2016-17 Frank and Rosa Rhodes Scholarship recipient:

October 20, 2016

The Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Community congratulates Shoshaunah Jacob, B.S, ME ’18. read more

MAE 2016 Newsletter

MAE 2016 Newsletter

October 18, 2016

Available online now. Welcome new faculty, Alumni profile, faculty and student research... read more

Research project to combat 'superbugs,' antibiotic resistance

Research project to combat 'superbugs,' antibiotic resistance

October 18, 2016

Cornell researchers received a $500,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help in a national initiative to combat drug-resistant organisms, sometimes referred to as... read more

'Bolt of lightning' captures development of block copolymer

'Bolt of lightning' captures development of block copolymer

October 18, 2016

By quickly heating and cooling a block copolymer, researchers show the ability to alter the material's properties, which could have applications in data-archiving devices and filters. read more

Research Team Prototypes Spacecraft Propelled by Water

Research Team Prototypes Spacecraft Propelled by Water

October 12, 2016

What would you explore if you owned your own spacecraft? The rings of Saturn? The surface of Mars? read more

Gift lets entrepreneurship faculty hire assistants

Gift lets entrepreneurship faculty hire assistants

October 4, 2016

Eight faculty members from five colleges, as well as Cornell Tech, won awards from the Louis H. Zalaznick Teaching Assistantship program, allowing them to expand courses or add teaching assistants. read more

Cornell Engineering to offer systems Ph.D. program

Cornell Engineering to offer systems Ph.D. program

September 29, 2016

A doctoral program in systems to be offered by Cornell University's College of Engineering beginning in fall 2016 will prepare students to tackle some of the world's most complex logistical problems. read more

Joe Burns lauded at dedication of office named in his honor

Joe Burns lauded at dedication of office named in his honor

September 15, 2016

With enough warmth and admiration to fill an expanding universe, colleagues, family and friends of Joe Burns, dedicated a brand-new office – the Joseph Burns Faculty Office – in the renovated Upson... read more

Cornell's quest: Make the first CubeSat to orbit the moon

Cornell's quest: Make the first CubeSat to orbit the moon

September 15, 2016

A team of students, led by associate professor Mason Peck, is attempting to send a CubeSat, a small satellite made from readily available hardware, into orbit around the moon with water as propellant. read more

Engineering students build bridge, friendships in Bolivia

Engineering students build bridge, friendships in Bolivia

September 15, 2016

Eight engineering students from Cornell traveled to Calcha, Bolivia, during summer break for an eight-week bridge-building project during which they developed bonds with the community there. read more

Engineering undergraduate programs rate highly

Engineering undergraduate programs rate highly

September 13, 2016

US News and World Report ranks Cornell Engineering's undergraduate program #9 in the nation read more

The threat of robot guards is not enough to stop people stealing

The threat of robot guards is not enough to stop people stealing

September 9, 2016

Would you do what a robot told you to do? If people stealing food right under the eyes of a bot is anything to go by, RoboCop is still a long way off. read more

Rajesh Bhaskaran discusses his experience with the MOOC and online learning in engineering education on CornellCast.

Rajesh Bhaskaran discusses his experience with the MOOC and online learning in engineering education on CornellCast.

September 6, 2016

He uses a self-recording studio to blend and annotate Blackboard, Powerpoint and software demonstrations, and Skype conversations to tap into insights of industry experts. read more

$1M NIH grant helps researchers refine quick cancer test

$1M NIH grant helps researchers refine quick cancer test

August 23, 2016

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Cornell and UCSF researchers a four-year, $1 million grant to hone technology for in-the-field diagnosis of Kaposi's sarcoma – frequently related to HIV... read more

Engineering a Robotic Smart Home Interface

Engineering a Robotic Smart Home Interface

July 19, 2016

Hoffman’s vision of robots in the home does not include “little white astronauts,” as he calls the conventional notion of how domestic robots should look. read more

Prof. Avedisian gives ASME Heat Transfer Division Plenary Lecture

Prof. Avedisian gives ASME Heat Transfer Division Plenary Lecture

July 14, 2016

on day three of the ASME 2016 Heat Transfer, Fluids Engineering and Microchannel Conference in Washington DC on July 13, 2016. read more

The Department of Defense (DOD) will support spray studies with a grant of up to $7.5 million

The Department of Defense (DOD) will support spray studies with a grant of up to $7.5 million

June 30, 2016

over five years. The spray project is led by Olivier Desjardins, an associate professor of MAE. read more

Ithaca High CubeSat team's concept to get a shot at space

Ithaca High CubeSat team's concept to get a shot at space

June 29, 2016

A team from Ithaca High School is among three winners in the recent Cornell CubeSat satellite contest, all of whom will have the chance to send their satellites into space on a NASA rocket. read more

Cornell receives $611k for "FeverPhone" research

Cornell receives $611k for "FeverPhone" research

June 21, 2016

Co-Project Leader Professor David Erickson, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. read more

2016 Academic Venture Fund Awards given to 4 MAE faculty

2016 Academic Venture Fund Awards given to 4 MAE faculty

June 13, 2016

announced by the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. Congratulation to all! read more

A Fascinating and Unique Take on Social Domestic Robots - Vyo

A Fascinating and Unique Take on Social Domestic Robots - Vyo

June 9, 2016

Vyo is “a personal assistant serving as a centralized interface for smart home devices.” read more

Cornell, ADC tackling rescue ropes issue for U.S. Navy copters

Cornell, ADC tackling rescue ropes issue for U.S. Navy copters

June 9, 2016

Researchers from Cornell and Advanced Design Consulting, Inc. of Lansing are partnering to develop synthetic ropes for use in hoist systems on U.S. Navy rescue helicopters. read more

Brian Kirby promoted to Full Professor

Brian Kirby promoted to Full Professor

June 6, 2016

effective July 1, 2016. Providing excellence across the board. Congratulations! read more

Tiny "chipsat" spacecraft set for first flight

Tiny "chipsat" spacecraft set for first flight

June 2, 2016

Nature details a set of micro spacecrafts developed by Mason Peck, associate professor (MAE), set to launch in July. read more

CubeSat Design Competition Winners Announced

June 2, 2016

The Museum of Science Fiction in partnership with NASA and Cornell University, is very pleased to announce the winners of its international CubeSat competition. read more

Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering graduation 2016

Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering graduation 2016

June 1, 2016

took place on Sunday May 29th, in a large white tent on the Engineering Quad. Graduates had already been drenched at the main Commencement Ceremony in Schoellkopf that morning, and further storms... read more

Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering student awards

Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering student awards

June 1, 2016

We offer our congratulations to undergraduate and graduate award winners. read more

7 engineering seniors honored as 2016 Merrill Presidential Scholars

May 27, 2016

Seven Cornell Engineering students spent a portion of Senior Week not only celebrating their own accomplishments, but also celebrating the educators who inspired them to be the scholars they are. read more

6 Ph.D. students learn to commercialize their research

6 Ph.D. students learn to commercialize their research

May 26, 2016

Six engineering doctoral students will spend the summer and the fall semester exploring the potential to turn their research into a business as the first commercialization fellows. read more

Professor Mark Campbell - reappointed as

Professor Mark Campbell - reappointed as

May 17, 2016

the S.C. Thomas Sze Director of the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. read more

Emeritus engineering professor Tobias de Boer dies at 85

Emeritus engineering professor Tobias de Boer dies at 85

May 12, 2016

Emeritus professor Tobias de Boer, who taught mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell for more than 50 years and served as associate director of the Sibley School for nine years, died on May... read more

Professor Emeritus P.C. Tobias de Boer died peacefully

Professor Emeritus P.C. Tobias de Boer died peacefully

May 6, 2016

at Kendal of Ithaca on May 2, 2016. He was a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell University for over forty years. read more

Tompkins County Energy Roadmap accepted by the County Legislature:

Tompkins County Energy Roadmap accepted by the County Legislature:

April 21, 2016

Professor Max Zhang who was hired in 2014 by the Steering Committee to complete the project along with his assistants and staff of the Tompkins County Planning Department. read more

Cornellians to advise Starshot exploring Alpha Centauri

Cornellians to advise Starshot exploring Alpha Centauri

April 18, 2016

Cornell faculty and alumni are helping to advise Breakthrough Starshot - a $100 million research and engineering project aiming to demonstrate proof of concept for light-propelled nanocrafts that... read more

Max Zhang helps sustainable communities grow greener

Max Zhang helps sustainable communities grow greener

April 12, 2016

From studying smog along Beijing's streets to improving how interstate highways clear exhaust to electrifying New York City parking spaces, engineer Max Zhang adds verdancy to vibrant communities. read more

On the cover of Advanced Materials

On the cover of Advanced Materials

April 11, 2016

Prof. Shepherd and members of his lab present a metal-elastomer-foam composite that can be formed in three dimensions. read more

Engineering Simulation MOOC teaches pro skills

Engineering Simulation MOOC teaches pro skills

March 23, 2016

Cornell’s newest Massive Open Online Course will give thousands of students worldwide an opportunity to learn skills. read more

Cornell Engineering's graduate school programs ranks among the best in the nation

March 18, 2016

Cornell’s graduate school programs in engineering rank among the best in the nation, according to 2017 rankings released March 16 by U.S. News & World Report. Overall, Cornell’s graduate engineering... read more

Singh honored as top young investigator by biomaterials society

Singh honored as top young investigator by biomaterials society

March 16, 2016

Ankur Singh, assistant professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineer, will receive the 2017 Young Investigator Award from the Society for Biomaterials. read more

Light-up skin stretches boundaries of robotics

Light-up skin stretches boundaries of robotics

March 3, 2016

A Cornell team led by assistant professor Rob Shepherd and graduate student Bryan Peele has developed a stretchable electroluminescent skin with potential applications in soft robotics. read more

Professors Mason Peck and Rob Shepherd along with their team

Professors Mason Peck and Rob Shepherd along with their team

February 29, 2016

joins NASA 360 to discuss and design a bio-inspired soft robotic rover. read more

'Function after failure' in bone translates to engineering strategy

'Function after failure' in bone translates to engineering strategy

February 29, 2016

A study reveals that the material heterogeneity of cancellous bone prevents cracks from propagating and turning into breaks, and could have implications in engineering as well as medicine. read more

Dr. Bhaskaran to launch

Dr. Bhaskaran to launch

February 17, 2016

massive open online course on simulation at edx.org read more

NSF CAREER Award, 2016-2021

NSF CAREER Award, 2016-2021

February 4, 2016

Professor Ankur Singh receives a 5-yr, 500,000 award from the Division of Materials Research, Biomaterials Program, NSF read more

MAE welcomes new faculty member, Professor Andarawis-Puri

MAE welcomes new faculty member, Professor Andarawis-Puri

January 25, 2016

Dr. Andarawis-Puri's work in tendon research spans both basic science and translational applications. read more

MAE welcomes new faculty member, Professor Guy Hoffman.

MAE welcomes new faculty member, Professor Guy Hoffman.

January 22, 2016

Hoffman studies computational, design, and social aspects of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), focusing on human-robot collaboration and companionship. read more