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Nozomi Nishimura

Nozomi Nishimura finds the plaques that develop in the brains of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease “structurally beautiful.” But this aesthetic appreciation does not stop her from searching for a way to stop the progression of Alzheimer’s before it can really get started. More

Cornell University’s Fennie, Nirenberg named MacArthur Fellows

Craig Fennie, assistant professor of applied and engineering physics at Cornell University, and Sheila Nirenberg, associate professor of physiology and biophysics at Weill Cornell Medical College, are among this year’s 24 MacArthur Fellows More

Cornell Engineering moves up in U.S. News rankings

Cornell’s Undergraduate Engineering Programs came in at No. 7 among doctorate-granting engineering schools, up one spot from last year. More

Steven Adie

Steven Adie would like to bring his work in optical coherence tomography out of the lab and directly to the patient’s bedside. More

Patrick Reed

Patrick Reed has made a career out of managing water resources, an interest that began with a powerful event. While getting his degree in geological engineering at the University of Missouri, Reed’s hometown, St. Louis, was hit by the ‘93 flood of the Mississippi. “Pre-Katrina it was the largest natural disaster in U.S. history,” Reed says. “So I got to see my friends and family impacted by all of that...we saw homes float down the Mississippi.” More

Perrine Pepiot

Perrine Pepiot is interested in making fuel burn better. Fossil-fuel or renewably-sourced, Pepiot studies the molecular structures and chemical changes that happen when a liquid fuel is burned, with the end goal of making fossil fuels burn cleaner, and biofuels burn better. More

Krishnamurthy Iyer

Krishnamurthy Iyer researches dynamic markets, applying game theory to determine how these complex systems might behave under various conditions More

Ricardo Daziano

Ricardo Daziano would be the first to admit he fits the stereotype of the “artistic Italian” to some degree—he speaks multiple languages, enjoys oil painting—particularly in the style of the Italian Renaissance artists, and he is passionate about cooking. More

Florentina Bunea

Florentina Bunea wants to understand uncertainty. This philosophical curiosity is what brought her to her current field of work in statistics, unlike her more prosaic peers. More

Ankur Singh

Ankur Singh manipulates synthetic materials and living cells to improve human health. He traces his motivation to his experiences discussing problems with patients as a biomedical engineering student in India. “My ultimate goal is to take this research to the clinical level and benefit patients,” he says. More