New Faculty Profiles

Each year Cornell Engineering brings to campus the best and brightest minds in Engineering researchers and educators. Here are some of our new faculty!

Professor Ziv Goldfeld

Welcome Ziv Goldfeld ( 2019 )

When we use artificial intelligence (AI) to classify animal pictures as either cats or dogs, the consequences of a misidentification are negligible. But when AI is used to differentiate between benign... Read more

Greeshma Gadikota

Welcome Greeshma Gadikota ( 2019 )

Greeshma Gadikota has joined Cornell Engineering as an assistant professor and Croll Sesquicentennial Fellow in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). Gadikota’s research is focused... Read more

Katya Scheinberg

Welcome Katya Scheinberg ( 2019 )

Katya Scheinberg has joined the faculty of Cornell’s School of Operations Research and Information Engineering (ORIE). Scheinberg was previously the Harvey E. Wagner Endowed Chair Professor at the... Read more

Peter McMahon

Welcome Peter McMahon ( 2019 )

Peter McMahon joined the faculty of the School of Applied and Engineering Physics (AEP) at Cornell as an assistant professor in the summer of 2019. McMahon’s research focuses on the physics of... Read more

Amal El-Ghazaly

Welcome Amal El-Ghazaly ( 2019 )

Growing up in Arizona, Amal El-Ghazaly used to take things apart. And her parents used to get a little upset with her because the things she took apart wouldn’t always work properly once she... Read more

Julia Dshemuchadse

Welcome Julia Dshemuchadse ( 2019 )

Julia Dshemuchadse has joined the faculty of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Cornell. Dshemuchadse earned her undergraduate degree in physics at the Technische Universitat... Read more

Sijin Li

Welcome Sijin Li ( 2019 )

Sijin Li has joined the Faculty of the Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) at Cornell University. Li, who is an assistant professor, started at Cornell in July... Read more

Rong Yang

Welcome Rong Yang ( 2019 )

When Rong Yang was a child in China she liked to play ‘imaginary school.’ “And I was always the teacher,” says Yang. “I liked to line the other kids up and then teach them about whatever I was... Read more

Photo of Patrick Fulton

Welcome Patrick Fulton ( 2019 )

Patrick Fulton joined the faculty of Cornell’s School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) in January 2019. Fulton is an assistant professor whose research interests include hydrologic and thermal... Read more

Khurram Afridi

Welcome Khurram Afridi ( 2018 )

Khurram Afridi has joined the faculty of Cornell’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) as an Associate Professor. Afridi comes to Cornell after ten years on the faculty at the... Read more