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!

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

Daniel Lee, ECE professor

Welcome Daniel Lee ( 2018 )

Daniel Lee has recently joined the faculty of Cornell’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Professor Lee will work at Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island in New York City and will also... Read more

Professor Kengo Kato

Welcome Kengo Kato ( 2018 )

Kengo Kato has recently joined the faculty of Cornell’s Department of Statistical Science as an associate professor. Kato’s research is in the fields of mathematical statistics, econometrics, and... Read more

Assistant Professor Qi Li

Welcome Qi Li ( 2018 )

Qi Li has joined the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell as an assistant professor. Li is interested in fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and hydrologic processes in the built... Read more

Cheng Zhang, assistant professor of Information Science at Cornell

Welcome Cheng Zhang ( 2018 )

Even after earning his undergraduate degree in software engineering from Nankai University, Cheng Zhang did not think he would ever go on to be a professor anywhere. Instead, he viewed his computer... Read more