To address the challenge of managing soft robots' internal temperature, Associate Professor Rob Shepherd and his team took inspiration from our own natural cooling system: sweating. Read more about Researchers create 3D-printed, sweating robot muscle
Erickson Lab undergrads in the HI-Light project receive “Bill Nye '77 Award in Undergrad Research” from Cornell Engineering
Tao Hong (MSE '19) and Tingwei Liu (MAE '19), two undergraduate research assistants working in the Erickson Lab, recently received the “Bill Nye '77 Award in Undergrad Research” through the Engineering Learning Initiatives at Cornell Engineering!
Tao and Tingwei joined the Erickson lab in March 2019, and has since been working on the HI-Light project, under the guidance of Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, a Ph.D. candidate in the Erickson Lab. The title for their awarded proposal is “Engineering the Glass Waveguide Surface for Uniform Light Refraction inside An Optofluidic Photoreactor.” The project seeks to achieve a kind of artificial photosynthesis inside a factory or a power plant – combining sunlight, CO2 and chemicals to photocatalytically produce renewable fuels.
Other Articles of Interest
Professor Sara Pryor (EAS) and Professor Rebecca Barthelmie (MAE) published an article last week showing that the current Department of Energy goals for wind energy (20% of electricity in 2030) are... Read more about New article published about the current Department of Energy goals for wind energy
More than 100 engineering students from MAE 3780 - Mechatronics, taught by Lecturer Ben Finio, competed at the annual Robotics Day competition Dec. 10 in Duffield Hall atrium. Every year the winning... Read more about Students go all in at Robotics Day