News: MAE

Welcome Zhiting Tian

Tian has joined the faculty of Cornell’s Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as the Eugene A. Leinroth Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow. Tian specializes in nanoscale thermal transport and energy conversion. Read more

Silberstein wins DOE grant to study polymer membranes

Meredith Silberstein, assistant professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is one of 84 scientists chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy to receive funding as part of the DOE Office of Science’s Early Career Research Program. Read more

MAE's Max Zhang aims for impact in Ithaca and beyond

In a one-hour conversation with Zhang, the word “impact” came up no fewer than 10 times. It is clear that it is important to Max Zhang that his work matters—that it has a positive effect in the real world as soon as possible. Read more

Watch a robot improvise

A robot’s got to know its limitations. But that doesn’t mean it has to accept them. This one in particular uses tools to expand its capabilities, commandeering nearby items to construct ramps and bridges. Read more