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If you want to know who your classmates are, here is a quick way to get acquainted. We invite you to learn about the kinds of people who will be your colleagues and friends at Cornell, and often for the rest of your life.

Student Spotlight

Amanda Bares

  • Affiliation: BME

For Amanda Bares’ first summer job after high school she cleaned laser components at the company where her father worked as an electrical engineer. Now, as a Ph.D. student in Cornell’s Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering (BME), Bares is building her own technologically advanced piece of scientific equipment. read more

Bill Bedell

  • Affiliation: Ph.D. Commercialzation Fellow
  • Hometown: Portland, Oregon

Bill Bedell is one of the first Ph.D. Commercialization Fellows form Cornell Engineering. He shares his journey. read more

Chris Larson

  • Affiliation: MAE
  • Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa

Chris Larson hit a point in 2012 where he could see several possible futures for himself. He was not sure which path he would eventually take, but he did know that for any of them to happen he was going to need a Ph.D. read more

Elizabeth Case

  • Affiliation: MAE
  • Hometown: Sunnyvale, CA

Ph.D. Student Profile read more

Hsiu-Yu Yu

  • Affiliation: Chemical Engineering
  • Hometown: Hsinchu County, Taiwan

"It would be more interesting to us to think about some problems that no one has thought about." read more

Levon Atoyan

  • Affiliation: MAE

Ph.D. Student Profile read more

Peter DelNero

  • Affiliation: BME
  • Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas

Peter DelNero began his graduate studies in the Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Cornell in 2011. He hopes to earn his Ph.D. in August of 2017. So read more

Robert Rodriguez

  • Affiliation: Materials Science and Engineering
  • Hometown: Riverside, Calif.

"A new set of materials ... and I was going to have the first opportunity to really play with them." read more