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Advanced Fibrous Composites

Advanced Fibrous Composites

In the area of composite materials we study the failure and damage tolerance of high temperature properties of polyimide matrix composites (PiMC’s).

Applied Mathematics

Applied Mathematics

Applied Mathematics focuses on the formulation and study of mathematical models.

Biodynamics

Biodynamics

Bio-dynamics at Cornell concerns the biomechanics of motion.

Biomedical Mechanics

Biomedical Mechanics

Members of the Biomedical Mechanics Area use expertise in mechanics to understand the function of biological tissues, organs, and systems.

Combustion

Combustion

Combustion research involves the interplay of fluid flow, heat transfer, transport processes, and chemical reactions.

Design and Manufacturing

Design and Manufacturing

Design & Manufacturing Faculty are multidisciplinary and operate in the fields of mechanical & aerospace, chemical, and biomedical engineering, as well as material, and computer science.

Dynamics, Systems, and Control

Dynamics, Systems, and Control

The DSC group is an interdisciplinary mix of faculty with a wide range interests, from fundamental research in disciplines to their application in cutting edge systems.

Energy Systems

Energy Systems

The Energy Systems Area takes a systems approach for integrating an energy system in a symbiotic way to achieve high efficiency and low environmental impacts.

Estimation and Filtering

Estimation and Filtering

The primary emphasis is on dynamics and control, with a specialization in estimation problems and Kalman filtering.

Fluid Dynamics

Fluid Dynamics

The Fluid Dynamics Research Group investigates the physics of fluid mechanics.

Healthcare and Therapeutics

Healthcare and Therapeutics

Faculty with research interests in healthcare and therapeutics are developing engineering solutions to health problems.

Micro-Nano Systems

Micro-Nano Systems

The Micro/nanosystems Area in the Sibley School is a community of researchers unified by their investigations of novel physics associated with small dimension.

Robotics

Robotics

Robotics at Cornell spans various subareas, including perception, control, learning, planning, human-robot interaction.

Solid Mechanics

Solid Mechanics

Solid mechanics focuses on the mechanics and physics of materials, mechanics of structures and solids.

Space Systems

Space Systems

Faculty in this area investigate problems related to spaceflight (dynamics, estimation, and control of attitude and orbit), space exploration and spacecraft subsystem engineering.

Thermal Systems

Thermal Systems

The Thermal Systems Engineering group carries out fundamental research on energy conversion, the environment, and heat and mass transfer.

Turbulence

Turbulence

In the turbulence area, we study a wide variety of phenomena in turbulent flows using experiments, simulations and modeling.

Wind Energy

Wind Energy

This group focuses on research and education in wind turbine and wind farm technology, including controls, materials and structures, wind field and wind turbine aerodynamics.

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