Spotlights: AEP

Yandong Li in the lab

Yandong Li

Yandong Li is a Ph.D. student in Prof. Gennady Shvets’ group who focuses on topological photonics, a new field that is inspired by condensed-matter physics and explores how to robustly control the... Read more

  • Hometown: Nanjing, China
  • Applied and Engineering Physics
Yi-Hao Chen in the lab.

Yi-Hao Chen

Winner of the Emerging Researcher Best Paper Prize from JOSA B, a prize that recognizes "a student or early-career researcher (within five years of earning their highest degree) who is the first author of a paper that a committee of JOSA B editors judges to be outstanding," Yi-Hao Chen will receive his award in October 2022. Read more

  • Hometown: Chiayi city, Taiwan
  • Applied and Engineering Physics
Graduating class of 2022

Congratulations 2022 Graduates!

Congratulations to our graduating class of 2022! View and download graduation day photos taken by our staff photographer on our Flickr site, or purchase this photo (and others) taken by our... Read more

Zui Tao, Ph.D. student in the School of Applied and Engineering Physics

Meet Zui Tao

When Zui Tao was in elementary school in Hefei, China she was obsessed with magic. She practiced tricks every day and performed a magic show each year at her school’s New Year Festival. But that all... Read more


Welcome Peter McMahon ( 2019 )

Peter McMahon joined the faculty of the School of Applied and Engineering Physics (AEP) at Cornell as an assistant professor in the summer of 2019. McMahon’s research focuses on the physics of... Read more