Atieh Moridi named the Aref and Manon Lahham Faculty Fellow

Sibley School Assistant Professor Atieh Moridi has been named the Aref and Manon Lahham Faculty Fellow in the College of Engineering for a five-year term effective July 1, 2023.

Moridi, whose research is focused on advanced materials and manufacturing methods, was recognized for her early contributions to the field of additive manufacturing, and the important role she plays in advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within STEM broadly and within the Cornell Engineering community.

Aref Lahham received his M.Eng. in civil engineering from Cornell in 1986. Aref and Manon Lahham established this faculty fellowship to inspire and support innovation and discovery. Previous recipients are Assistant Professor Valla Fatemi at Cornell’s School of Applied and Engineering Physics and Assistant Professor Kirstin Petersen in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

In his letter announcing the award, Lynden Archer, Cornell’s Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering, said “A named faculty fellowship is an esteemed honor, and I am proud to award it to you. Thank you very much for your work and dedication to your students, research, and service.”

The Lahham Faculty Fellowship includes a one-time $50,000 unrestricted award to support the awardee’s research, teaching, outreach, and technology translation efforts at Cornell.

“I am deeply grateful for this recognition, which motivates me to continue striving for academic excellence,” Moridi said. “With the generous support of the Lahham family, I look forward to advancing our innovative work in the area of additive manufacturing.”

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