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Materials scientist Jin Suntivich to study fuel cells differently

Materials scientist Jin Suntivich to study fuel cells differently

August 23, 2017

Suntivich, awarded $750,000 by the U.S. Dept of Energy’s 2017 Early Career Research Program read more

Gary Harris ’75 given alumni honor for diversity, inclusion efforts

Gary Harris ’75 given alumni honor for diversity, inclusion efforts

August 17, 2017

Gary L. Harris ’75, M.S. ’76, Ph.D. ’80, has been honored by the Cornell Graduate School with the inaugural Turner Kittrell Medal of Honor. The award was established to recognize alumni who have made... read more

Acharya receives Award for Paper at International Conference on Machine Learning

Acharya receives Award for Paper at International Conference on Machine Learning

August 16, 2017

Cornell ECE Assistant Professor Jayadev Acharya recently received an honorable mention award at the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2017), held in Sydney, Australia. read more

Wiesner team images tiny quasicrystals as they form

Wiesner team images tiny quasicrystals as they form

August 15, 2017

A Cornell multidisciplinary team devised a way to get a time-lapse look at the early formation of mesoporous silica nanoparticles, from six-sided crystals all the way to 12-sided quasicrystals. read more

Early career scientists named Mong Fellows in Cornell Neurotech

Early career scientists named Mong Fellows in Cornell Neurotech

August 14, 2017

Ten new Mong Family Foundation Fellows in Neurotech will work jointly under the mentorship of Cornell faculty to advance technologies providing insight into how brains work. read more

Hardware accelerator teams Rev-up product ideas at Demo Day

Hardware accelerator teams Rev-up product ideas at Demo Day

August 11, 2017

What do cat carriers, multifaceted keyboards and genetically engineered bacteria have in common? They are all products brought to life during this year's summer hardware program at Rev: Ithaca... read more

Patented biomedical implant could improve heart patient outcome

Patented biomedical implant could improve heart patient outcome

August 9, 2017

Jonathan Butcher, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and Chris Frendl, M.Eng. '11, have been awarded a patent for a method of bio-hybridizing implants such as prosthetic heart valves. read more

Computer 'anthropologists' study global fashion

Computer 'anthropologists' study global fashion

August 9, 2017

Cornell computer science researchers are figuring out ways to analyze billions of photographs uploaded to photo-sharing services through deep-learning methods. read more

Fengqi You wins 2017 Environmental Division Early Career Award from AIChE

Fengqi You wins 2017 Environmental Division Early Career Award from AIChE

August 7, 2017

This award is presented by AIChE to honor an individual with outstanding contributions in Environmental Chemical Engineering in the early stages of the career. read more

New organ transplant monitoring promises better patient care

New organ transplant monitoring promises better patient care

August 3, 2017

Using a combination of DNA sequencing and computer science techniques, researchers have developed a new method for monitoring the health of organ transplant patients. read more

AguaClara begins construction of water plant in Nicaragua

AguaClara begins construction of water plant in Nicaragua

August 3, 2017

AguaClara, an Engineering Project Team that has built 14 gravity-powered surface water treatment facilities in Honduras over the last 12 years, has begun construction of its first plant in Nicaragua. read more

$9M grant will create neurotech research hub at Cornell

$9M grant will create neurotech research hub at Cornell

August 1, 2017

A five-year, $9 million grant from the National Science Foundation will create the Cornell Neurotechnology NeuroNex Hub to develop new tools for neuroscience. read more