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?
In 2000, Prof. Christopher Ober created Alpha-Terp, a thermoset epoxy used to hold computer components together. It melts at high temperatures, allowing components to be sorted and recycled when the computer’s life is over and has saved millions of computers from the landfill.
The New York-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center is a pioneer in biomedical technology, partnering with the Department of Biomedical Engineering on the Ithaca campus.
David Duffield, (Electrical Engineering, B.S., 1962), the namesake for Duffield Hall, is the founder of two ultra-successful enterprise software companies: PeopleSoft and Workday. Dufffield’s foundation Maddie’s Fund has supported no-kill animal shelters, including Tompkins County SPCA.
In 1993, Prof. Darrell Schlom, his MSE undergraduate student were the first to suggest the stability of the HfO2/Si interface. This research enabled faster computing while helping the then-$300 billion a year semiconductor industry to keep growing.
Olive Wetzel Dennis, (Civil Engineering, B.S., 1921) was the second woman to earn a civil engineering degree from Cornell. She transformed the design of mass transit by becoming first "service engineer" at the B&O Railroad and was also the first female member of the American Railway Engineering Association.