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?
Olin Hall of Chemical Engineering was opened in 1942. Named after Franklin W. Olin (Civil Engineering, B.S., 1886), it was the first building of the current Engineering Campus.
Professor Christine Shoemaker initiated and led the United National Environment Program/Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment. The group focuses on groundwater contamination in development. She was also one of the first women engineering department chairs at an American university.
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.
In 2014, Prof. Michael King and his team unveiled a new method for killing metastatic cancer cells directly in the bloodstream. Almost 90 percent of all cancer deaths are caused by metastases and this new method could prove a valuable weapon in the fight against cancer.
Bill Nye “The Science Guy” (Mechanical Engineering, B.S., 1977) popularized science for children (and their parents) with a PBS kids show from 1993-1998. Still enjoying widespread popularity today, Nye remains a staunch advocate for science education and appears frequently on television and radio programs.