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!

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

Christina Lee Yu

Welcome Christina Lee Yu ( 2018 )

Christina Lee Yu joined the faculty of the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering (ORIE) at Cornell University in July, 2018. The goal of Yu’s research is to design scalable... Read more

Professor April Gu

Welcome April Gu ( 2018 )

Professor April Gu has joined the faculty of Cornell’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). Gu’s major research interest is understanding and applying biological agents and their... Read more