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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

Cornell Impacts New York State

Green hydrogen filling station fueled by Cornell research

By: Blaine Friedlander

The Standard Hydrogen Corporation (SHC) and National Grid announced plans to build the first hydrogen “energy station” of its kind in the nation, prompted by eco-friendly research from Cornell faculty including Elizabeth Fisher, associate professor in the Sibley School. Read more

student stands next to 3d printer

Students win NASA challenge with 3D-printer smart sensor

This article was updated 10/28/21 to include the launch of the crowdfunding campaign. A team of Cornell students has won a grant through NASA’s University Student Research Challenge for a proposed sensor that can help 3D printers build better, more reliable products. To complete the challenge, the team is now crowdfunding a cost-share required by NASA. The challenge seeks new aeronautics concepts that are relevant to NASA Aeronautics Mission Research Directorate. Selected student teams are awarded with up to $80,000 for advancing project ideas such as advancing the design, developing... Read more

Three life scientists awarded 2021 Schwartz funds

By: Krishna Ramanujan

Atieh Moridi, assistant prof in the Sibley School, was awarded the 2021 Schwartz Research Fund for her project that incorporates recent developments in 3D printing to develop metal biodegradable surgical implants, which if successful, can overcome limitations of current biodegradable implants that degrade too fast or too slowly inside the body. Read more