News: MAE


Technique could enable better custom ceramic fabrication

By: Syl Kacapyr

Assistant Professor Sadaf Sobhani created a new manufacturing technique that uses a combination of computational modeling, porous structure design and 3D printing to precisely customize the porous network of porous ceramic materials. Porous ceramics are used in bioreactors, insulators, automobile engines and synthetic bones because of their mechanical strength as well as their ability to resist heat and corrosion, among other properties. Read more

Research Video Contest

Research Video Contest - Engineering Community Invited to Vote!

Connecting New Ph.D. Students with Labs in the COVID-19 Era This semester, the SiGMA outreach committee is holding a video contest to help new Ph.D. students in the Sibley School find labs. Research groups that are currently looking for students made 10-minute videos giving tours of their facilities and/or describing their research project. The winner will receive MAE masks to wear while on campus this fall and will be featured in the Cornell Graduate School Newsletter! Contest - We need your help! We invite the Cornell Engineering community to vote for their favorite video to help determine... Read more

cell phone

Mobile phone-based saliva test wins NIH prize

By: Matt Hayes

A team of researchers including David Erickson, the SC Thomas Sze Director in the Sibley School, designed a quick, non-invasive, mobile phone-based system to detect infectious diseases, inflammation and nutritional deficiencies that was awarded a $100,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Tech Accelerator Challenge prize. Read more

Silvia Ferrari

Silvia Ferrari was elected a fellow of AIAA

Silvia Ferrari, John Brancaccio Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was elected an Associate Fellow for the Class of 2021 in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)! Ferrari was recently inducted into the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Read more about her research and accomplishments. Read more

Keith LeGrand

Sibley Ph.D. won the FUSION Best Student Paper Award

Keith LeGrand, Ph.D. student working in Professor Silvia Ferrari's group, was awarded the Fusion 2020 Best Paper Award for his paper on exploiting bounded sensor field-of-view geometry in tracking and sensor planning problems! LeGrand was awarded a cash prize and a travel award to present the paper at Fusion 2021 in South Africa. Read more

Wind turbines

New CRADA Signed Between NREL and two Cornell Faculty

A new Co-operative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) has been signed between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and two Cornell faculty researching wind energy Professor Rebecca Barthelmie (MAE) and Professor Sara C Pryor (EAS). The agreement entitled ‘Wind plant flow physics and power performance in complex environments’ is focused on co-operative research into how the complex flows around wind turbines (wakes) interact, especially in large arrays, and how this impacts power output and the near-environment. This work continues a long-standing co-operation between the two... Read more

Woman in PPE

Dan Cohen, Sibley School alum, writes op-ed for CNBC on the PPE Shortage

By: Dan Cohen

Dan Cohen B.S. '04, M.S. '07, Ph.D. '10 and CEO of 3DBio Therapeutics, has propelled a massive pivot into the manufacturing of personal protective equipment for the company. He recently wrote an op-ed for CNBC in which he discussed why the country is still experiencing PPE shortages 6 months into the pandemic. Read more