Spotlights

Cornell Engineering likes to feature our new faculty, our incredible students, staff, alumni and teams who do amazing work everyday. 

Derek Holyoak

Derek Holyoak, Ph.D. ’18

Now a senior associate in the Biomedical Engineering & Sciences Practice at Exponent, Inc., Ph.D. alum Derek Holyoak's work involves a mix of proactive biomedical research/testing and reactive scientific litigation. Read more

Zui Tao, Ph.D. student in the School of Applied and Engineering Physics

Meet Zui Tao

When Zui Tao was in elementary school in Hefei, China she was obsessed with magic. She practiced tricks every day and performed a magic show each year at her school’s New Year Festival. But that all... Read more

Sibley School Ph.D. student Khaled Hashad

Meet Khaled Hashad

In a 2014 study, it was found that roughly 3.2 million American students attend schools that are within 100 meters of a major roadway. Other studies have shown that 45 million Americans live within... Read more

Systems Engineering Ph.D. student Patrick Kastner

Meet Patrick Kastner

Patrick Kastner did not come to Ithaca intending to earn a Ph.D. at Cornell. When he arrived in September 2017 it was as a Visiting Scientist in the lab of Assistant Professor Timur Dogan of the... Read more

Rileigh Casebolt, CBE Ph.D. student

Meet Rileigh Casebolt

Growing up in Aurora, Colorado, Rileigh Casebolt always knew she liked science and math. Over time, the broad term “science” sharpened a bit to the more focused term “chemistry.” Casebolt’s parents... Read more

Aria R. Henderson

Aria R. Henderson, Ph.D. Student

"The sense of community at Cornell is amazing. Individuals from every background are supported through clubs and organizations to make everyone feel welcome and equitably included." Read more

MSE Ph.D. student Maya Martirossyan

Meet Maya Martirossyan

Maya Martirossyan has known something about herself since she was a small child: she is a person who always wants to be learning. When she was very young this desire made itself known by the constant... Read more

Mariela Rivera-De Jesús

Mariela Rivera-De Jesús, Ph.D. Student

"I’m developing vaccines that better mimic pathogens and can activate the memory of the immune system as if it was the real thing, derived from harmless bacteria. These types of vaccines are very versatile, safe, and easy to produce. My particular project focuses on combining different immune activators on one molecule to enhance the immune response." Read more

Marguerite Pacheco

Meet Marguerite Pacheco

When Marguerite Pacheco was in high school she was on the track team. Her events were the 800 meters, the one-mile run, and the two-mile run. During coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London... Read more