News: AEP

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

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Fuchs receives DOE funds to help reveal mysteries of magnetic materials

By: Melanie Lefkowitz

Gregory Fuchs, associate professor of applied and engineering physics, has been awarded a three-year grant by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop his pioneering technique for observing tiny magnetic structures, and to apply the technique to explore their little-known properties. In prior research, Fuchs developed magneto-thermal microscopy, a relatively simple method that allows researchers to image the dynamics of magnetic materials. With this funding, Fuchs and his team will apply their method to the study of magnetic skyrmions – tiny magnetic patterns with particle-like properties... Read more

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Pinshane Huang receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

AEP Alumna Pinshane Huang '14 received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. Established in 1996, the PECASE acknowledges the contributions scientists and engineers have made to the advancement of science, technology, education, and mathematics (STEM) education and to community service as demonstrated through scientific... Read more

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Symposium honors nanofabrication pioneer Harold Craighead

By: Syl Kacapyr

Nanoscale scientists and industry professionals gathered in Cornell’s Physical Sciences Building June 1 for a symposium to honor the career of nanofabrication pioneer Harold Craighead, Ph.D. ’80, the Charles W. Lake Professor of Engineering, who will become an emeritus professor July 1. Craighead, who became a professor in the School of Applied and Engineering Physics in 1989, focused his research on micro- and nanofabrication and on finding biological applications for the unique microscopic nanostructures he was creating. In 1997, he entered The Guinness Book of World Records after using... Read more