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?
Cornell College of Engineering was among the first engineering colleges to teach nanotechnology to undergrads through a hands-on course designing and building nanotech devices.
Andy Ruina, professor of mechanics, created the most efficient walking robot ever. It managed to walk more than 40 miles on one battery charge in 2011.
C dots were invented in 2005 by Prof. Uli Wiesner.These silica-based nanoparticles are less than 10 nanometers in size and are small enough to pass through the body undetected. Researchers are looking at C dots as a possible diagnostic tool for delivering treatments for cancer and other illnesses into targeted parts of the body.
1967 – Dick Conway, Bill Maxwell (both Cornell faculty), and Miller publish their landmark text, Theory of Scheduling, which placed on a formal foundation the study of the entire area of production scheduling. In the decades that followed, the automatic scheduling of computers, transportation models, and eventually all aspects of industrial production are shaped by the directions outlined in this book.
The electric elevator was invented in 1891 by Frederick Bedell (Physics, Ph.D., 1892) while he was still a grad student. His invention was an improvement over the hydraulic elevators that couldn’t reach the upper floors of New York City’s rising skyline. Bedell was later appointed to the Cornell faculty as an instructor and in 1904 had risen to the rank of full professor.