Spotlights

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

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

Smith School Ph.D. student Prince Ochonma

Meet Prince Ochonma

Prince Ochonma has seen first-hand some of the possible societal and environmental challenges of oil extraction. Ochonma grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and says that the environmental degradation he... Read more

  • Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
  • CBE
Korie Grayson

Korie Grayson, Ph.D. 2020

"I chose Cornell because of the welcoming atmosphere and sense of diverse community and collaboration exuded by the university and its leaders. Cornell is a place that allows for ideas to be heard and spread as the motto “any person…any study” holds true." Read more