News: AEP

Selected news pieces highlighting accomplishments of the School of Applied and Engineering Physics faculty, students and alumni. 

Benjamin A. Ash ’26: Goldwater Scholar for 2024

By: Diane Tessaglia-Hymes

Benjamin A. Ash ’26, a sophomore in the School of Applied and Engineering Physics who works in Professor Peter Mc Mahon’s lab, has recently been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship for 2024. Students must be nominated by their academic institutions to compete for the Goldwater scholarships, named after former Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater. Ben is one of two Cornell students, and one of 64 engineering students nationwide who were awarded the scholarship in 2024 and will receive up to $7,500 per full academic year for the next two years. Ash, who is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, chose Cornell... Read more

Eleanor Richard '25 named 2024 Optica Women Scholar: "We are all capable of so much more than we believe."

By: Diane Tessaglia-Hymes

Advised by Professor David Muller, and a member of Professor Ankit Disa’s lab, Richard was endorsed for this award by Disa, who noted that she is “extremely diligent, creative and resourceful.” Disa praised her motivation and commitment for pursuing research as well as her willingness to take on any challenge, and predicted that she is “poised to be a future leader in the field.” As an Optica Women’s Scholar, Richard will receive a merit- and need-based grant, access to a mentorship platform and connection with a one of Optica’s mentors in their global network, and will be invited to attend... Read more

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor sought for Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University

Candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to develop a highly successful and internationally recognized independent research program and to participate effectively in teaching the core AEP physics curriculum at the advanced undergraduate level. Research areas of interest include biophysics and biotechnology, optics and photonics, nanoscience and nanotechnology, novel instrumentation methods, quantum information science and technology, renewable energy, and materials physics. The successful applicant can expect a highly competitive level of support for the start-up of their research... Read more

Cornell leads NYS consortium for space tech development

Cornell is spearheading the New York Consortium for Space Technology Innovation and Development – a new initiative aimed at bolstering U.S. space technology research and manufacturing by uniting industry, academic and government partners. Read more

Sprout Awards spring collaborative engineering research

From exploring the mechanics of early-stage bone metastasis to analyzing price formation policies in wholesale electricity markets, Cornell Engineering’s Sprout Awards are funding unique research projects with the potential to grow partnerships across Cornell. Read more