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Julian Smith, professor emeritus of chemical engineering, dies at 96

Julian Smith, professor emeritus, passed away on Aug. 30, 2015, at the age of 96. Smith retired in 1986 after 40 years of service to Cornell Engineering, including as a faculty member and director of what was then the School of Chemical Engineering.

Force is strong in student-designed "Star Wars "ride

A virtual reality theme park ride and video game created by Cornell engineering students places the gamer on the “Star Wars” planet of Tatooine, dodging obstacles and picking up points in a pod racer.

Antibody-making bacteria promise drug development

A team of Cornell chemical engineers and New England Biolabs scientists have devised a method for churning out complex proteins, including many of today's blockbuster, life-saving antibody drugs, in as little as a week.