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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


Hadas Kress-Gazit has been promoted to Full Professor

Hadas Kress-Gazit's tremendous efforts in formal methods have resulted in significant contributions to reactive software, theory, and algorithms that allow robots to perform high-level tasks with established performance guarantees. Her success is reflected through these many scientific contributions, her leadership as PI on a number of DoD and NSF programs - including an Office of Naval Research Multidisciplinary Research Program - and a number of awards (like the DARPA YFA and NSF CAREER). Hadas joined the Sibley School in 2009 and has since become a leader within our department and the... Read more

Cornell Impacts NYS

Zhang helps NYS to go solar, avoid land-use conflicts

By: Blaine Friedlander

Professor Max Zhang has been awarded a 2 ½-year, approximately $200,000 grant from NYSERDA for work aimed at determining efficient solar farm array configurations to avoid land-use conflicts or spoiling precious agricultural space. Read more

Professor Kress-Gazit

Kress-Gazit named to Women in Robotics “30 women in robotics you need to know about”

Kress-Gazit, who has been on the faculty at Cornell Engineering since 2009, works to create verifiable robot controllers for complex high-level tasks using logic, verification, synthesis, hybrid systems theory and computational linguistics. She received an NSF CAREER award in 2010, a DARPA Young Faculty Award in 2012 and the Fiona Ip Li '78 and Donald Li '75 Excellence in Teaching Award in 2013. Kress-Gazit is currently also President of the Board of the Robotics: Science and Systems Foundation. Women in Robotics is a 2000+ member group with 16 chapters around the world. Their mission is to... Read more

Four Faculty Received College of Engineering Awards

Matt Ulinksi, Senior Lecturer, recieved the Sonny Yau '72 Award. Hadas Ritz, Senior Lecturer, received the Michael Tien '72 Award. Perrine Pepiot, Associate Professor, received the Dennis G. Shepherd Award. Lawrence Bonassar, Professor, receieved the Fiona Ip Li '78 and Donal Li '75 Award. Read more