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The College of Engineering is fully committed to the aspiration of the University to be a premier research institution. Research teams of students, postdoctoral associates, and faculty aim to address scientific and engineering challenges, stimulate innovation, and enhance transitions to industry.  Our objectives are: a) advance science and engineering, b) address emerging societal challenges critical to the nation and the world and c) educate a new breed of interdisciplinary researchers prepared to assume leadership roles in academia and industry.

The research portfolio is organized around four Strategic Areas:

  • Advanced Materials
  • Complex Systems, Network Science and Computation
  • Bioengineering
  • Energy and the Environment

Cornell Engineering’s leadership in research is evident through its current roster of world-class faculty and researchers, as well as its Centers and Facilities.  These Centers provide cutting-edge research infrastructure and serve as focal points for researchers from across the campus to collaborate on research, teaching and outreach.  Current interdisciplinary Centers led by Engineering faculty include the Cornell Center on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism (PSOC), Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), Center for Transportation, Environment and Community Health (CTECH), Cornell Nanofabrication Facility (CNF), Center for Nanomaterials Engineering and Technology, Energy Institute, Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis and Discovery of Interface Materials (Paradim), Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science (KIC), MSK-Cornell Center for Translation of Cancer Nanomedicine, Upstate New York i-Core Node.

Engineering Research

Emmanuel P. Giannelis
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
607 255-0880

Corporate and Foundation Relations

Abby Westervelt
Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
607 255-2770

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Nishimura Lab hosts high school students to promote interest in STEM fields

Hands-on experience excites enthusiam for engineering in students of all ages, so the Nishimura Lab hosted nearly fifty high school students this summer as part of Cornell Engineering’s CATALYST Academy. The CATALYST Academy is a selective one-week s...