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Atieh Moridi

Assistant Professor Atieh Moridi Selected for NSF CAREER Award

Atieh Moridi, assistant professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was selected for the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. According to NSF, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is its most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Moridi’s research interests lie in the areas of advanced materials and manufacturing. She exploits the intrinsic properties as well as... Read more

K Bingham Cady

K. Bingham Cady, engineering emeritus professor, dies at 84

By: David Nutt

K. Bingham Cady, professor emeritus of nuclear engineering in the Sibley School, died Dec 10. Cady helped improve the safety of nuclear fission reactors by developing computer modeling software that could simulate how reactors respond to operational fluctuations and accidents. Read more

Alumni from Energy and the Environment Research Group named Schwarzman Scholar

By: David Nutt

Alexander Li ’20, an Energy and the Environment Research Lab member, was elected to join the sixth cohort of Schwarzman Scholars, a program that nurtures future global leaders. Li, who was named a Merrill Presidential Scholar in May, hopes to build bridges between China and the United States so both countries can lead a global effort in decarbonization and collaborate on cleantech solutions that address the climate crisis. Read more

Hadas Kress-Gazitt

Hadas Kress-Gazit selected for Outstanding Research Award

Professor Hadas Kress-Gazit was selected by the College of Engineering for a Outstanding Research Award! Her significant contributions to reactive software, theory, and algorithms allow robots to perform high-level tasks with established performance guarantees. Read more

Silvia Ferrari

Silvia Ferrari selected for an Outstanding Research Award

Silvia Ferrari, the John Brancaccio Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was selected for the Cornell University College of Engineering Outstanding Research Award! research focuses on design and analysis of methods and algorithms for computational intelligence and sensorimotor learning and control. Read more

3D-printed glove lined with stretchable fiber-optic sensors that use light to detect a range of deformations in real time.

Stretchable sensor gives robots and VR a human touch

By: David Nutt

A new fiber-optic sensor results in a stretchable “skin” that could give soft robotic systems the ability to feel the same sensations that mammals depend on to navigate the world. The sensor was developed by Associate Professor Rob Shepherd and his team. Read more

cells adhering to a titanium alloy

Researchers 3D-print biomedical parts with supersonic speed

By: David Nutt

A collaboration led by Assistant Professor Atieh Moridi has developed a 3D printing technique that creates cellular metallic materials by smashing together powder particles at supersonic speed that results in mechanically robust, porous structures that are 40% stronger than similar materials made with conventional manufacturing processes. Read more