News: MAE

Zhiting Tian and Guy Hoffman

Zhiting Tian and Guy Hoffman promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

Zhiting Tian and Guy Hoffman have been approved for promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure by the Cornell Board of Trustees. Tian's work on the design and discovery of new materials and devices through a fundamental understanding of nanoscale thermal transport and energy conversion processes is widely recognized and well regarded for both its computational and experimental aspects. Contributions to thermoelectric devices, thermal rectification in organic materials, and inelastic x-ray scattering techniques are among those for which she is well known. Hoffman's tenure is well deserved... Read more

Nelly Andarawis-Puri

Nelly Andarawis-Puri appointed Associate Director for Graduate Programs in the Sibley School

By: Erin Philipson

Professor Nelly Andarawis-Puri has accepted the position of Associate Director of the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering for Graduate Programs. Andarawis-Puri’s three-year term will begin on July 1, 2020. Andarawis-Puri is the Clare Booth Luce Associate Professor in the Sibley School and Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences. After joining the department in 2016 she has built up a strong research program in tendon biomechanics, repair, and regeneration. Beyond her research she has been active within the College's Diversity Programs in Engineering as... Read more

Alan Zehnder

Alan Zehnder will become the new Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Engineering

Alan Zehnder, Professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, will succeed Mike Thompson as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Engineering starting July 1st, 2020. "Professor Zehnder brings experience to the position, having previously served as associate dean for diversity and faculty development and director of MAE," said Lance Collins, Dean of the College of Engineering. Zehnder joined the faculty at Cornell in 1988 after completing his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Materials Science from the California Institute of... Read more

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Undergraduate Student Zoom Office Hours

Office hours will be offered with Professor Elizabeth Fisher via zoom the week of May 11-15. Prof. Fisher will hold office hours to answer your questions about affiliation, course selection, S/U grading, dropping courses, or whatever else is on your mind about the undergraduate program. Once you click on the zoom link, you will be connected with a waiting room and will be admitted from the waiting room when someone is available to see you. Please email Prof. Fisher ( if you are in the waiting room for more than 20 minutes without attention, or if you need to arrange for a... Read more

Ankur Singh

Living Tissue Systems for Fighting Disease

By: Caitlin Hayes

Associate Professor Ankur Singh and his team are developing the first immune organoid platform, a tool for solving the many mysteries of how the immune system works to fight infection and disease. Read more

Solar District Cup

Cornell Solar District Cup won third place at national competition

By: Eric Lane

Cornell's entry into the Solar District Cup won third place in their section of the national competition. The Solar District Cup is organized by the U.S. Department of Energy and aims to engage students in engineering, urban planning, finance, and related disciplines to reimagine how energy is generated, managed, and used in a district. The Cornell Solar District Club Team is put together by Cornell Energy Systems Club and is advised by Matt Ulinski, Master of Engineering Program Director in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The team is led by Shivanie Rambaran (MAE)... Read more

Halo Labs

Halo Labs raised $12M in Series B Financing

Halo Labs just raised $12M in Series B Financing. The company was co-founded by S.C. Thomas Sze Director of the Sibley School, David Erickson, and former MAE Ph.D. student, Bernardo Cordovez who worked in Erickson's lab. Erickson was a chairman at Halo Labs until 2018. Halo Labs analyzes particles to allow their customers to better their biopharmaceutical products. The company provides researchers with unprecedented insights into the particles present in their processes by leveraging its core scientific competency: optical imaging on membranes. Read more