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Max Zhang elected the Irving Porter Church Professor of Engineering

The Trustees noted Zhang’s dedication to academic excellence, environmental justice, and community engagement as well as his work’s focus on moving toward a sustainable and equitable society. Zhang, who joined the faculty of Cornell Engineering in 2006, has focused much of his research on projects that have an impact in real people’s real lives. Working with community partners, he leads several efforts on the electrification of the heating sector, characterization of renewable resources and solar development. Zhang is also contributing to the understanding of the effects of airborne... Read more

Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics group takes flight at Cornell

As an undergraduate and a doctoral student majoring in aerospace, aeronautical and astronautical/space engineering at the University of Maryland, Elaine Petro was active in the local chapter of Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics. When she joined the faculty of Cornell’s Sibley School in the summer of 2020 Petro found there was no Cornell-affiliated chapter of WoAA. That sad state of affairs did not last long. In the fall of 2020 Petro put out the word that there would be a meeting for anyone interested in starting a Cornell chapter of WoAA, and eight or nine people showed up at that first... Read more

Atieh Moridi named the Aref and Manon Lahham Faculty Fellow

Moridi, whose research is focused on advanced materials and manufacturing methods, was recognized for her early contributions to the field of additive manufacturing, and the important role she plays in advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within STEM broadly and within the Cornell Engineering community. Aref Lahham received his M.Eng. in civil engineering from Cornell in 1986. Aref and Manon Lahham established this faculty fellowship to inspire and support innovation and discovery. Previous recipients are Assistant Professor Valla Fatemi at Cornell’s School of Applied and... Read more