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Unix pipelines and software componentry were developed by Douglas McIlroy ( Applied and Engineering Physics, B.S., 1954). His pioneering work in component-based software engineering was developed when he was head of the research department at Bell Laboratories. His seminal work on software componentization makes him a pioneer of component-based software engineering and software product line engineering.
The theme of research programs in Applied & Engineering Physics is applying the techniques, the training, and the culture of physics to research areas usually associated with other scientific and engineering disciplines. Current research areas of interest to AEP faculty involve combinations of nanoscience, photonics, biological physics, advanced materials, and advanced instrumentation. AEP research programs involve strong collaborations with faculty members in physics, chemistry, engineering, and the life sciences. AEP has been a leader in integrating the physical sciences, life sciences, and engineering at Cornell for over 60 years.
Students in the graduate program of Applied Physics at Cornell University may pursue thesis research in any one of several broad areas, including: