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Machining staff: ‘wizards who share their secrets’

Machining staff: ‘wizards who share their secrets’

December 15, 2017

Tucked away in the basement of Clark Hall are five staff members whose machining expertise is integral to the success of many of the designs, experiments and innovations of Cornell’s faculty,... read more

1-D ‘wires’ could advance quantum electronics

1-D ‘wires’ could advance quantum electronics

December 13, 2017

David Muller and his research collaborators have discovered – a little bit by accident – a method for basically inserting a 1-D semiconductor channel into the “fabric” of a 2-D material. read more

Group maps atomic shifts in charge-ordered manganite

Group maps atomic shifts in charge-ordered manganite

December 11, 2017

Using a manganite crystal, a group led by Lena Kourkoutis, has described a new approach to characterizing and understanding exotic charge-ordered phases in which electrons are ordered into periodic... read more

Battling the Superbugs

Battling the Superbugs

December 5, 2017

Assistant Professor Guillaume Lambert is interviewed in this podcast by the Wall Street Journal read more

Graduate students spark public interest in electricity

Graduate students spark public interest in electricity

November 20, 2017

Josue San Emeterio of the Pollack Lab in Applied Physics is part magician, a wedge of wizard and fraction of illusionist. read more

Nobel Prize Winning Technology Demonstrates Merits of Interdisciplinary Collaboration, says Cornell Prof

Nobel Prize Winning Technology Demonstrates Merits of Interdisciplinary Collaboration, says Cornell Prof

November 2, 2017

Lena Kourkoutis is quoted in this Cornell Daily Sun article about the evolution of Cryo-EM research. read more

Wise takes reins from Hines as director of CCMR

Wise takes reins from Hines as director of CCMR

October 19, 2017

Wise is the 10th director of the CCMR, which was founded in 1960 as the Cornell Materials Science Center. read more

Top neuroscientists headline Mong neurotech symposium

Top neuroscientists headline Mong neurotech symposium

October 17, 2017

Top neuroscientists headline Mong neurotech symposium read more

Former AEP Postdoc wins shared Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Former AEP Postdoc wins shared Nobel Prize in Chemistry

October 16, 2017

Joachim Frank, former AEP Postdoc, has been awarded the 2017 Noble Prize in Chemistry, shared with Jacques Dubochet and Richard Henderson read more

Pinshane Huang ’14 receives 2017 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering

Pinshane Huang ’14 receives 2017 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering

October 16, 2017

AEP Alumna Pinshane Huang is one of 18 researchers nation-wide to receive a 2017 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. read more

Engineers take laser pulses into new dimensions

Engineers take laser pulses into new dimensions

October 5, 2017

AEP Professor Frank Wise and PhD Candidate Logan Wright have designed the world’s first three-dimensional mode-locked laser read more

Lab of Plasma Studies turns 50, wins $15M grant

Lab of Plasma Studies turns 50, wins $15M grant

October 2, 2017

Cornell’s Laboratory of Plasma Studies (LPS) has much to celebrate as it marks its 50th anniversary with a two-day symposium, Oct. 6-7, and begins another five years of unlocking the secrets of... read more

Center for Materials Research’s NSF funding extended, increased

Center for Materials Research’s NSF funding extended, increased

September 21, 2017

The Cornell Center for Materials Research has been has been granted $23.2 million for the next six years from the National Science Foundation read more

Top neuroscientists to speak at Cornell Neurotech symposium

Top neuroscientists to speak at Cornell Neurotech symposium

September 15, 2017

Top neuroscientists to speak at Cornell Neurotech symposium read more

Manfred Lindau selected to receive 2018 Sir Bernard Katz Award

Manfred Lindau selected to receive 2018 Sir Bernard Katz Award

September 14, 2017

Professor Emeritus Lindau has been selected to receive the prestigious 2018 Sir Bernard Katz Award for Excellence in Research on Exocytosis and Endocytosis read more

Engineering community of makers launches website

Engineering community of makers launches website

September 7, 2017

Cornell’s College of Engineering has launched of a new maker-themed website, CollabSpace read more

NanoScale Facility to celebrate 40 years of nanotech, focus on future

NanoScale Facility to celebrate 40 years of nanotech, focus on future

September 7, 2017

The Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility (CNF) is celebrating its 40-year anniversary Thursday, Sept. 14, with a full day of presentations and panel discussions read more

New Ways to See Atoms in Action

New Ways to See Atoms in Action

August 15, 2017

David Muller develops instruments to see and study the atomic world. From computer transistors to electric vehicle fuel cells, he sees every atom. read more

Early career scientists named Mong Fellows in Cornell Neurotech

Early career scientists named Mong Fellows in Cornell Neurotech

August 14, 2017

Ten new Mong Family Foundation Fellows in Neurotech will work jointly under the mentorship of Cornell faculty to advance technologies providing insight into how brains work. read more

NeuroNex—a Radical Collaboration

NeuroNex—a Radical Collaboration

August 3, 2017

An engineer and a neuroscientist gathered a group of Cornell scientists and engineers to tackle a frontier of science—the brain. Now, they form a hub. read more

$9M grant will create neurotech research hub at Cornell

$9M grant will create neurotech research hub at Cornell

August 1, 2017

A five-year, $9 million grant from the National Science Foundation will create the Cornell Neurotechnology NeuroNex Hub to develop new tools for neuroscience. read more

CHESS imaging reveals how copper affects plant fertility

CHESS imaging reveals how copper affects plant fertility

July 31, 2017

Technological advances making it possible to image micronutrients in plant tissues are giving Cornell scientists additional tools to develop crops that thrive in marginal soils. read more

Emmanuel Giannelis named vice provost for research

Emmanuel Giannelis named vice provost for research

July 20, 2017

Professor Emmanuel Giannelis has been named vice provost for research and vice president for technology transfer, intellectual property and research policy. His five-year appointment begins July 20. read more

Multidisciplinary team wins $1M grant from Keck Foundation

Multidisciplinary team wins $1M grant from Keck Foundation

July 5, 2017

A group of five Cornell researchers - representing Engineering, and Arts and Sciences - has won a $1 million grant from the Keck Foundation for its research into topological superconductors. read more

Energy-efficient accelerator was 50 years in the making

Energy-efficient accelerator was 50 years in the making

July 5, 2017

With the introduction of CBETA, the Cornell-Brookhaven ERL Test Accelerator, Cornell University and Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists are following up on the concept of energy-recovering... read more

Ultrashort-pulse fiber laser reaches unprecedented performance at Cornell

Ultrashort-pulse fiber laser reaches unprecedented performance at Cornell

June 29, 2017

Cornell University researchers have engineered a new kind of environmentally-stable fiber laser that generates high-power ultrashort light pulses, opening new possibilities and applications for the... read more

Neurotech panel shares successes from first year

Neurotech panel shares successes from first year

June 14, 2017

Faculty from Cornell Neurotech shared stories of technologies they have developed in their first year of operation at a Reunion 2017 panel, Unlocking the Brain: Cornell's Search for the Key. read more

Ph.D. candidate Logan Wright awarded SPIE D.J. Lovell Scholarship

Ph.D. candidate Logan Wright awarded SPIE D.J. Lovell Scholarship

June 13, 2017

Logan Wright has been awarded the 2017 D.J. Lovell Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or a... read more

Life Gets Better with CRISPR

Life Gets Better with CRISPR

May 18, 2017

Guillaume Lambert, assistant professor in applied and engineering physics, took a technical topic and clarified to local residents – mostly nonscientists – this fresh sensation in genetic research. read more

Group develops way to shape pulses of intense infrared light

Group develops way to shape pulses of intense infrared light

May 17, 2017

A Cornell-led group of researchers has developed a method for converting near-infrared light to mid-IR, while retaining the desired shape of the beam and effectively increasing its bandwidth. read more

Jeffrey Huang '19 receives College of Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA) Undergraduate Research Award

Jeffrey Huang '19 receives College of Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA) Undergraduate Research Award

April 27, 2017

Huang is part of the Pollack Lab and his research focuses on measuring and modeling flexible nucleic acids read more

AEP Ph.D. Candidate Nicholas Cothard receives NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

AEP Ph.D. Candidate Nicholas Cothard receives NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

April 21, 2017

The NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF) is a fully-funded graduate fellowship that supports Cothard's research for a year and is renewable up to four years. read more

Cornell heads to D.C. for Science March, sustainability summit

Cornell heads to D.C. for Science March, sustainability summit

April 13, 2017

Faculty will share ideas on climate change April 21-23 at the Smithsonian's Earth Optimism Summit, while students ascend Capitol Hill on April 21, and then walk in the national Science March on April... read more

New electron microscope sees more than an image

New electron microscope sees more than an image

March 30, 2017

The electron microscope just became even more powerful, with an improvement developed by Cornell physicists. Professors David Muller (AEP) and Sol Gruner (Physics), together with their research... read more

Seven assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

Seven assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

March 23, 2017

Seven assistant professors have both been recognized by the National Science Foundation with CAREER awards, which support junior faculty members' research projects and outreach efforts. read more

Investigating Biology at the Nanoscale: Explore Cornell's Nanobiotechnology Center

Investigating Biology at the Nanoscale: Explore Cornell's Nanobiotechnology Center

March 9, 2017

See what takes place inside this cutting-edge facility at Cornell read more

Group develops deep, non-invasive imaging of mouse brain

Group develops deep, non-invasive imaging of mouse brain

February 22, 2017

Using an imaging technology he developed at Cornell, applied physics professor Chris Xu and collaborators report sharp imaging of a subcortical region of the brain, using novel three-photon... read more

Brito, Lambert, Yapici, Lancaster receive Sloan Fellowships

Brito, Lambert, Yapici, Lancaster receive Sloan Fellowships

February 21, 2017

Cornell assistant professors Ilana Brito, Guillaume Lambert, Kyle Lancaster and Nilay Yapici have been awarded Sloan Foundation Fellowships, which support early career research and education. read more

Assistant Prof Kourkoutis receives NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Prof Kourkoutis receives NSF CAREER Award

February 10, 2017

Lena Kourkoutis, assistant professor and Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow (AEP), has received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. read more

Tianyu Wang recieves JenLab Young Investigator Award at Photonics West 2017 

Tianyu Wang recieves JenLab Young Investigator Award at Photonics West 2017 

February 10, 2017

Wang, a Ph.D. candidate in the Xu Group, won the JenLab Young Investigator Award for Best Paper at SPIE Photonics West read more

Students test Hyperloop pod at SpaceX competition

Students test Hyperloop pod at SpaceX competition

February 1, 2017

An 18-foot-long pod engineered by a team that included Cornell students was put to the test during Hyperloop Competition Weekend, Jan. 27-30, at the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. read more

Video: Frank Wise Group's Latest Research on Optical Fibers

Video: Frank Wise Group's Latest Research on Optical Fibers

January 26, 2017

Wise’s Group has been researching the propagation of short pulses of light within multimode fibers. read more

Slo-mo unwrapping of nucleosomal DNA probes protein's role

Slo-mo unwrapping of nucleosomal DNA probes protein's role

January 11, 2017

Study probes how DNA unwrapping and the release of protein are linked inside the macromolecular complex known as the nucleosome core particle, which could inform therapeutic strategies for cancer. read more