Research and Design Projects

The project is chosen by the student in consultation with the representative of the program and is carried out under the direction of an appropriate member of the Engineering or Science graduate faculty at Cornell. 

The following are examples of some recent research and design projects completed by students in the program:

  • Chemical Synthesis and Nonlinear Optics in Microchannels
  • On-Chip DNA quantification
  • Fabrication of Graphene-Based Devices for the Study of Atomic Membrane Interfaces
  • Silicon Nanocrystals for Solar Cells
  • Engineering a radio-frequency Scanning Tunneling Microscope
  • Spatially-Resolved Photocurrent Imaging of PbSe Quantum Dots
  • Characterization and Measurement of Femtosecond Pulses using Autocorrelation Techniques
  • Computational Simulation of Electrohydrodynamic Systems Pertaining to Micro and Nano scale Fluid Flow Phenomenon
  • Compensation of wake-field-driven energy spread in Energy Recovery Linacs
  • 1550nm Normal-Dispersion Femtosecond Mode-Locking Fiber Laser
  • Technology Demonstration of the Scanning Double Half Wave Interferometer (DHWI) for use on the Stratosphereic Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIE)
  • Vacuum ultraviolet photo ionization studies of fuel-rich ethylene flames.