Research & Faculty
Cornell Engineering’s leadership in research is evident through its current roster of world-class faculty and researchers, as well as its many centers and facilities.
Are you, or your company/business, foundation, or non-profit agency interested in exploring a project or research with the College of Engineering? The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations can help bridge connections. Below is a link to a form that will assist our office in determining how to best serve your project or research goals and connect you to the right faculty and staff members to support your partnership objectives.
Did you know?
The moog synthesizer was patented in the mid-1960s by Robert Moog, (Applied and Engineering Physics, Ph.D., 1965). This invention was responsible for changing the landscape of popular music and ushering in the new genre of electronic music.
In 1997, The New York Times hailed Prof. Yu-Hwa Lo’s work with potential to “revolutionize the industry.” Dr. Lo’s patent for a compliant universal substrate for growing pure, single crystals was seen as a major turning point in manufacturing. In 1988, he co-founded CTO of Nova Crystals, Inc., which develops and manufactures high-end fiber-optic data and telecommunications components.
Padmasree Warrior (Chemical Engineering, M.S., 1984) in 2013 and 2014 was named as one of the top 100 powerful women in the world by Forbes Magazine. She is the chief technology and strategy officer at Cisco shaping technology development and corporate strategy.
Meredith Charles (Flash) Gourdine, (Applied and Engineering Physics, B.S.,1953) pioneered research in electrogasdynamics. The Cornell track and field star and silver medalist in the Helsinki Olympics, also invented Inceraid used to remove smoke from burning buildings and later paved the way for future allergen-reducing technologies.
In 1933 Ralph Mosser Barnes was awarded the first PhD worldwide in Industrial Engineering for his dissertation “Practical and Theoretical Aspects of Micromotion Study” . It was retooled into the 1937 text, Motion and Time: Design and Measurement in Work, that sold 300,000 copies:, forming a quantitative basis for analyzing the industrial production process, including such applications as movements required for typing and the commercial folding of napkins .