News: MAE

The Singer Group is leveraging defects and dislocations in solid-state electrolytes to create superior energy storage materials.

Nanoscale defects could boost energy storage materials

By: Davit Nutt

Assistant Professor Nikolaos Bouklas collaborated with Assistant Professor Andrej Singer from Cornell MSE to use X-ray nanoimaging to gain a new view into solid-state electrolytes - which may now be leveraged to create superior energy storage materials. Read more

Dozens of oil tankers and commercial cargo ships line up at Great Bitter Lake to enter the Suez Canal in this early April satellite image provided by Ursa Space.

Cosmos unveils space-tech business, science opportunities

By: Blaine Friedlander

More than a dozen space industry leaders, capital investors, startup entrepreneurs, a Jet Propulsions Lab manager and Cornell professors gathered virtually for Cornell’s first Space Tech Industry Day/K.K. Wang Day symposium on April 23 – featuring this year’s event theme, “New Opportunities in Space Technology.” Read more


Five inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

By: Katya Hrichak

Houston Claure, Ph.D. student (MAE), was selected for induction into the Cornell chapter of the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society! Claure’s research focuses on developing artificial intelligence algorithms for enhanced human-robot interaction within teams. Read more


Space Tech Industry Day a convergence of research, business

By: Syl Kacapyr

A constellation of scientists, technologists and businesses will offer a glimpse into how space will be explored in the years to come during the inaugural Space Tech Industry Day, a virtual symposium hosted on Friday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read more

Swati Mohan '04 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory mission control on Feb. 18, prior to the Perseverance landing.

After landing Mars rover, Swati Mohan ‘04 reflects on time at Cornell

By: Erin Philipson

Feb. 18, 2020 was a historic day for space exploration, marking the successful landing of the NASA Perseverance rover on Mars after a 292.5 million-mile journey. Swati Mohan ‘04 narrated the landing from mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in southern California. Mohan, who graduated from Cornell’s Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was the mission’s guidance, navigation and controls operations lead, essentially the eyes and ears of the spacecraft on its seven-month, 300 million-mile cruise to Earth’s neighboring planet. Read more