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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!

BME Professor James Antaki

Welcome James Antaki ( 2018 )

When James Antaki was 11 years old, his brother brought home an antique radio and promptly put it in the basement of their house. Antaki studied that radio and then vowed he would one day get it to...

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Mahsa Shoaran, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Welcome to Mahsa Shoaran ( 2017 )

Mahsa Shoaran was born into a family of medical doctors. Through most of her early schooling, she believed she was on that same path toward an M.D. degree. But then came higher level math and physics...

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ORIE Professor of Practice Brenda Dietrich

Welcome Brenda Dietrich ( 2018 )

Brenda Dietrich has joined the faculty of the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering (ORIE) at Cornell as the Arthur and Helen Geoffrion Professor of Practice. Dietrich comes to...

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Nikolaos Bouklas, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in Cornell's Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Welcome Nikolaos Bouklas ( 2018 )

Nikolaos Bouklas has joined the faculty of the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell. Bouklas most recently held a post-doctoral researcher position at the Institute of...

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Assistant Professor Mahdi Esmaily, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Welcome Mahdi Esmaily ( 2018 )

There were signs early in Mahdi Esmaily’s life that he might end up a mechanical engineer. Growing up in Tehran, Iran, Esmaily’s neighborhood often had buildings under construction. “It was always fun...

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Jie Shan, Professor of Applied and Engineering physics at Cornell

Welcome Jie Shan ( 2018 )

When Jie Shan was growing up in Zhejiang Province in China’s southeast, she did not imagine her future held a career in physics. “I always liked math and chemistry and physics when I was in high...

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Chris DeSa

Welcome to Chris De Sa ( 2017 )

Chris De Sa has joined the computer science department at Cornell as an assistant professor. De Sa started at Cornell in July of 2017. He comes to Ithaca after ten years in Palo Alto, California,...

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Meet Sabuncu

Welcome to Mert Sabuncu ( 2017 )

Mert Sabuncu has joined the faculty of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Cornell. Sabuncu, who is...

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Anil Damle

Welcome Anil Damle ( 2017 )

When Anil Damle was an undergraduate at the University of Colorado Boulder he was introduced to the field of applied mathematics. “It became my major right away,” says Damle. “I was drawn to applied...

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Esteban Gazel

Welcome Esteban Gazel ( 2017 )

Esteban Gazel has joined the faculty of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at Cornell. Gazel started as an associate professor in August of 2017. Gazel grew up in the suburbs of...

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