News: MAE

Elvis Cao

The Sibley School's Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao Received MKS Instruments Research Excellence Award at Photonics West 2020

Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, Ph.D. candidate of the Erickson Group in the Sibley School, received the MKS Instruments Research Excellence Award at SPIE Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco, CA, Feb. 4. The award also includes an SPIE Student Author Grant in the amount of $500. Elvis presented two papers in two sessions at SPIE Photonics West OPTO, the optoelectronics, photonic materials and devices conference: MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XIX; Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XXIV. SPIE Photonics West is the world's largest photonics technologies event. Over 22,000 people... Read more

Raffaello D'Andrea and Pawan Goenka

Former MAE Professor and Ph.D. student inducted into the National Academy of Engineering

A former MAE Professor, Raffaello D'Andrea and Ph.D. student, Pawan Goenka were recently inducted into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). The National Academy of Engineering is the major national body for members who have made a significant impact in Engineering The mission of the National Academy of Engineering is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshaling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology. Professor... Read more

Chris Hernandez

Making Connections: Microbiome research at Cornell

By: Chris Dawson

A recent article titled "Making connections: Microbiome research at Cornell" details the collaboration between #cornellmae and Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering Professors Christopher Hernandez, Ankur Singh and Ilana Brito to understand the human microbiome. Read more

NYC Visioning projects host cross-campus events

The four faculty teams that received funding support through the President’s Visioning Committee on Cornell in New York City have conducted cross-campus workshops, hosted interdisciplinary talks and expanded their outreach. Read more

Silvia Ferrari

Intelligent Control for Autonomous Robots

Silvia Ferrari, John Brancaccio Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is equipping autonomous robots with an intelligence to go where man or woman may not be able to go—dangerous environments, complex situations under water or in the air. These robots can... Read more

Solid-modeling pioneer Herb Voelcker dies at 90

By: David Nutt

Herb Voelcker, professor emeritus of in the Sibley School and a pioneer in solid modeling, the technology that enabled early computer-aided design (CAD), died Jan. 23 in Ithaca. He was 90. Voelcker joined the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as the Charles W. Lake Jr. Professor of Engineering in 1986. By then, Voelcker had taught electrical engineering at the University of Rochester for 24 years, worked for the National Science Foundation, served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps and, as a member of the U.S. Army Rifle team, competed in the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne... Read more

Atieh Moridi will be a guest editor of Coating’s journal special issue

Assistant Professor Atieh Moridi will be a guest editor of Coating’s journal special issue on “Novel Materials and Processes for Metal additive manufacturing.” The goal of the Special Issue is to highlight research on two frontiers. The first one concerns the materials used in additive manufacturing. Conventional alloys are not optimized for AM process and they often lead to inferior properties of cast or wrought alloys. However, the intrinsic properties of AM (i.e., rapid solidification, melt pool dynamic, cyclic heat treatment) can provide a unique opportunity to design novel materials. The... Read more