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Biophysics

Biophysicists look at biological systems, ask how their structure and function are explained by the laws of physics, and then apply physical methods to understand biological structure and function. Research on molecular mechanisms of fundamental biological processes and of biomedical diagnostics is pushing the limits of physics. Several faculty members in the graduate field of applied physics and their research groups have strong research and teaching activities in biophysics. These groups have also developed interdisciplinary collaborations with Cornell faculty, both in Ithaca and at Weill Cornell Medical College, as well as with other groups worldwide.

Research Area Faculty

  Name Department Contact
hgc1.jpg Craighead, Harold G.
Charles W. Lake, Jr., Professor of Engineering
Applied and Engineering Physics 205 Clark Hall
607 255-8707
sd386.jpg Daniel, Susan
Associate Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 256 Olin Hall
607 255-4675
pd83.jpg Doerschuk, Peter Charles
Professor
Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering 305 Phillips Hall
607 255-4179
de54.jpg Erickson, David Carl
Sibley College Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 369 Upson Hall
607 255-4861
fe13.jpg Escobedo, Fernando A.
Marjorie L. Hart Professor of Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 377 Olin Hall
607 255-8243
yg75.jpg Gao, Yingxin
Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Room 220 Upson Hall
607 255-1783
lf56.jpg Kourkoutis, Lena F.
Assistant Professor and Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow
Applied and Engineering Physics 235 Clark Hall
607 255-9121
jl2792.jpg Lammerding, Jan
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Biomedical Engineering 235 Weill Hall
607 255-1700
jam262.jpg Moses, Jeffrey
Assistant Professor
Applied and Engineering Physics 223 Clark Hall
607 255-6704
lp26.jpg Pollack, Lois
Professor and Director
Applied and Engineering Physics 254 Clark Hall
607 255-8695
cak57.jpg Reinhart-King, Cynthia A.
Adjunct Professor
Biomedical Engineering
cs385.jpg Schaffer, Chris B.
Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering B57 Weill Hall
607 342-7737
ads10.jpg Stroock, Abraham Duncan
William C. Hooey Director and Gordon L. Dibble ’50 Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 124 Olin Hall
607 255-4276
yw233.jpg Wang, Yi
Professor, Distinguished Faculty in Radiology
Biomedical Engineering 301 Weill Hall
646 962-2631
zw24.jpg Wang, Z. Jane
Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 323 Thurston Hall
607 255-5354
rw36.jpg Williams, Rebecca M.
Adjunct Professor
Biomedical Engineering B35 Weill Hall
607 255-3919
cx10.jpg Xu, Chris
Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Applied and Engineering Physics 276 Clark Hall
607 255-1460
rnz6.jpg Zia, Roseanna N.
Assistant Professor, James C. and Rebecca Q. Morgan Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow, and Associate Editor, Journal of Rheology
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 344 Olin Hall
607 254-3353
wrz2.jpg Zipfel, Warren R.
Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering B41 Weill Hall
607 255-0663

Research Area Field Faculty

  Name Department Contact
hgc1.jpg Craighead, Harold G.
Charles W. Lake, Jr., Professor of Engineering
Applied and Engineering Physics 205 Clark Hall
607 255-8707
sd386.jpg Daniel, Susan
Associate Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 256 Olin Hall
607 255-4675
pd83.jpg Doerschuk, Peter Charles
Professor
Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering 305 Phillips Hall
607 255-4179
de54.jpg Erickson, David Carl
Sibley College Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 369 Upson Hall
607 255-4861
fe13.jpg Escobedo, Fernando A.
Marjorie L. Hart Professor of Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 377 Olin Hall
607 255-8243
yg75.jpg Gao, Yingxin
Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Room 220 Upson Hall
607 255-1783
lf56.jpg Kourkoutis, Lena F.
Assistant Professor and Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow
Applied and Engineering Physics 235 Clark Hall
607 255-9121
jl2792.jpg Lammerding, Jan
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Biomedical Engineering 235 Weill Hall
607 255-1700
jam262.jpg Moses, Jeffrey
Assistant Professor
Applied and Engineering Physics 223 Clark Hall
607 255-6704
lp26.jpg Pollack, Lois
Professor and Director
Applied and Engineering Physics 254 Clark Hall
607 255-8695
cak57.jpg Reinhart-King, Cynthia A.
Adjunct Professor
Biomedical Engineering
cs385.jpg Schaffer, Chris B.
Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering B57 Weill Hall
607 342-7737
ads10.jpg Stroock, Abraham Duncan
William C. Hooey Director and Gordon L. Dibble ’50 Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 124 Olin Hall
607 255-4276
yw233.jpg Wang, Yi
Professor, Distinguished Faculty in Radiology
Biomedical Engineering 301 Weill Hall
646 962-2631
zw24.jpg Wang, Z. Jane
Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 323 Thurston Hall
607 255-5354
rw36.jpg Williams, Rebecca M.
Adjunct Professor
Biomedical Engineering B35 Weill Hall
607 255-3919
cx10.jpg Xu, Chris
Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Applied and Engineering Physics 276 Clark Hall
607 255-1460
rnz6.jpg Zia, Roseanna N.
Assistant Professor, James C. and Rebecca Q. Morgan Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow, and Associate Editor, Journal of Rheology
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 344 Olin Hall
607 254-3353
wrz2.jpg Zipfel, Warren R.
Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering B41 Weill Hall
607 255-0663