News: MAE

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

Matt Miller and student at CHESS

Using CHESS X-rays to Understand Engineering Materials

By: Erin Philipson

It has long been common practice for mechanical engineers to conduct loading tests on metals like steel and titanium, then to create models for the behavior of those metals based on the results of these tests. Matt Miller, professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) and Principal Investigator for MSN-C in the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), did the same when he first started at Cornell. Miller’s research lies at the intersection of mechanical engineering and materials science—exploring how the internal structure of metals supports the loads... 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

ice cap

Engineer to model sunshine deflection for cooling planet

By: Blaine Friedlander

Professor Douglas MacMartin will lead a team from the Cornell Climate Engineering group to model the effects of introducing reflective aerosols into the stratosphere, which could reduce Earth's temperature and limit the impact of climate change. The research is funded by the SilverLining Safe Climate Research Initiative and was matched by an anonymous donor for a $1M total grant. Read more

CHESS beamline

CHESS receives $32.6M from NSF for new X-ray beamline

By: David Nutt

CHESS received $32.6M from NSF to build a High Magnetic Field beamline, which will allow researchers to conduct precision X-ray studies of materials in persistent magnetic fields. “This significant new infusion of NSF funding for Cornell’s CHESS lab will guarantee the preservation and expansion of its revolutionary scientific research in the heart of upstate New York,” said Senator Chuck Schumer. Read more