Nanoscale Electronics, Photonics and Materials Processing

Chemical engineers adopted an approach to problem solving, applying their specialized knowledge in chemistry, kinetics, transport phenomena, reactor design and thermodynamics.

Under the umbrella of Nanoscale Electronics, Photonics and Materials Processing, many research groups within CBE are at the forefront of research in areas such as materials properties in nanofibers, energy harvesting efficiency of solar cells using photonic crystals, and surface science of organic and inorganic materials.
The research conducted in these areas has a direct impact on:
•    Processing and design of next-generation electronic materials for logic gates, memory, and interconnects.
•    Fabrication and device integration of nanoscale building blocks for solar cells and next-generation lithium ion batteries.
•    Organic and inorganic materials for solid-state lighting, LEDs, and computer displays.
•    Organic semiconductor materials for large-area flexible displays.


Research Area Faculty

The faculty researchers in this area exemplify the collaborative nature of the work done at Cornell Engineering.

Lynden Archer

Lynden A. Archer

James A. Friend Family Distinguished Professor in Engineering
Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Olin Hall, Room 348
David Croll Director of the Energy Systems Institute
Kimball Hall, Room 174
photo of Yong L. Joo

Yong L. Joo

BP Amoco/H. Laurance Fuller Professor
Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Olin Hall, Room 340
Associate Dean of Masters of Engineering Programs
College of Engineering
Carpenter Hall, Room 222

Research Groups