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Moridi receives Early Career Faculty Award from the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society

The award recognizes an assistant professor for accomplishments “that have advanced the academic institution where employed, and for abilities to broaden the technological profile of TMS.” Moridi, who has been on the faculty at Cornell since 2019, explores advanced materials and manufacturing methods. She exploits the intrinsic properties and flexibility of additive manufacturing to synthesize novel high-performance materials. She also studies processing, microstructure, and mechanical response of advanced materials using in-situ x-ray and electron microscopy techniques. Since coming to... Read more

Cornell leads NYS consortium for space tech development

Cornell is spearheading the New York Consortium for Space Technology Innovation and Development – a new initiative aimed at bolstering U.S. space technology research and manufacturing by uniting industry, academic and government partners. Read more

Savransky named to team guiding NASA’s Habitable Worlds Observatory

Sibley School Associate Professor Dmitry Savransky has joined the START team assembled by NASA to guide the development of the Habitable Worlds Observatory (HWO). According to NASA, the HWO is “a concept for a flagship mission…that would pursue a breadth of astrophysics goals, including searching for and characterizing potentially habitable planets beyond our solar system.” The Science, Technology, Architecture Review Team (START) will help formulate the mission’s fundamental science goals. START members are tasked with engaging with the broader science, technology, and engineering communities... Read more

Sibley School Ph.D. student wins Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Grace Genszler, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in aerospace engineering at Cornell, has been selected for a 2023 Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship. Genszler is one of 30 women across the world to receive one of the $10,000 awards in 2023 and will be presented with a set of wings from the Zonta International Foundation in the fall. At Cornell, Genszler works with Professor Dmitry Savransky in the Space Imaging and Optical Systems Laboratory. Her research is focused on mission design for direct imaging exoplanet missions with space-based telescope starshade observatories. In 2022... Read more

DARPA selects Tian for 2023 Young Faculty Award

Zhiting Tian, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to receive a 2023 Young Faculty Award (YFA). DARPA will be funding Tian’s research proposal titled “Transient, nanoscale temperature mapping of active RF devices.” DARPA’s stated goal for the YFA program is “to identify and engage rising stars in junior research positions in academia and equivalent positions at non-profit research institutions…to expose them to Department of Defense needs and DARPA’s mission to create and prevent technological... Read more

NASA selects Sobhani for Early Career Faculty Award

The award was announced in early September and is part of NASA’s Space Technology Research Grants Program. Through the ECF award program NASA supports early career faculty in their efforts to examine the theoretical feasibility of ideas and approaches that are critical to making science, space travel, and exploration more effective, affordable, and sustainable. Sobhani’s proposal aims to use machine learning and novel ionic liquids to develop thermally stable, low viscosity, high-performance heat transfer fluids. Spacecraft encounter extreme thermal environments once they are beyond Earth’s... Read more