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David Erickson

David Erickson Inducted to the Canadian Academy of Engineering

By: Erin Philipson

David Erickson, S.C. Thomas Sze Director of Cornell’s Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Sibley College Professor of Mechanical Engineering, was elected a member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). As stated by the CAE, fellows are nominated and elected by their peers, in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession. Erickson’s multidisciplinary research efforts focus on mobile and global health, bioenergy, and nanomanipulation and are funded by a number of United States federal agencies including the National... Read more

Bone health

Researchers look to gut microbiome to improve bone health

By: David Nutt

A collaboration, led by Christopher Hernandez, professor in the Sibley School, has been awarded a five-year, $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore the ways that the gut microbiome – that mass of microorganisms inside us all – impacts bone quality. Read more


Hadas Kress-Gazit was elected the Geoffrey S.M. Hedrick Senior Endowed Professor

Hadas Kress-Gazit was elected the Geoffrey S.M. Hedrick Senior Endowed Professor. Endowed professorships are the highest academic honor at Cornell and one that Kress-Gazit is certainly most deserving. Kress-Gazit is an accomplished leader, researcher, educator, and champion of diversity and inclusion. Since joining Cornell, Kress-Gazit has made significant contributions to the area of formal methods in robotics including reactive software, theory, and algorithms that allow robots to perform high-level tasks with established performance guarantees. Her contributions have earned her numerous... Read more

Dmitry Savransky

Dmitry Savransky Promoted to Associate Professor

Dmitry Savransky will be promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure, effective July 1st, 2021. Since joining Cornell, Savransky has made significant contributions to the development of simulation, analysis, and prediction tools to enable high yield remote sensing from the ground and space - uniquely synthesizing applied physics, estimation, control and computational data analysis techniques for space missions. One of Savransky's more broadly recognized contributions is the development of EXOSIMS, a software framework for the analysis of exoplanet imaging space missions. Savransky seamlessly... Read more

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

A message from the Director... Dear Class of 2021, I’d like to start off by congratulating you on completing one of the biggest milestones in your educational career! I know not one of you anticipated the unusual challenges of the past year when you started at Cornell – but throughout this journey you have showed us all what it means to be resilient. You have been shaped by this experience and will move forward into the world with the determination and adaptability you have developed during your time in the Sibley School. We know all of our students will go on to do incredible things. But this... Read more

two-dimensional hybrid perovskites

Thermal analysis guides future design of 2D hybrid materials

By: Syl Kacapyr

A first-of-its-kind study examining the thermal transport properties of a novel material is helping steer the future of hybrid perovskites – with applications for improving solar cells, LED lights, etc. The study is led by Associate Professor Zhiting Tian. Read more

Simulated car

Cornell launches online fluid dynamics simulation certificate

By: Erin Philipson

Cornell University is partnering with software company Ansys to create a new certificate program that allows engineers from across the world to master simulation of fluid dynamics. The courses were developed by Rajesh Bhaskaran, the Swanson Director of Engineering Simulation in the Sibley School. Read more

Zoom screenshot of event

First virtual SGRS event great success

By: Erin Philipson

Graduate students in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering hosted the virtual Sibley Graduate Research Symposium (SGRS) on Friday, April 30th, 2021. The student-developed event featured a keynote talk from Nicole Sharp ‘09, a science communicator that specializes in fluid dynamics and student talks on a range of topics from sustainable energy, to human-robot interaction, to spacecraft engineering. The new virtual format was a huge success thanks to the SGRS committee which included Kalani Danas Rivera, president, Sean Kim, corporate liaison, Kasey Laurent, marketing... Read more