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Robotic hand and human hand, touching fingers

Robotic Hand with a High-Tech Transmission

by Colton Poore ’20 The world of prosthetics is evolving every day. After one of Kevin O’Brien’s good friends—a combat rescue pilot—lost her leg, she was able to receive a prosthetic and had her wings... Read more

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

Chris Batten

Keeping Computer Hardware Fast and Furious

by Jackie Swift Around 50 years ago, Gordon Moore, chief executive officer of Intel, predicted that every two years the number of transistors a microchip could contain would double. Known as Moore’s... 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

Liu-Han Yuan

Fleming Scholars

Liu-Han Yuan is the second PhD student who received the Fleming Scholar award for 2019-2020! We couldn't be happier for these two excellent students and everything that they have accomplished so far.... Read more

Tommy Jaroentomeechai

Fleming Scholars

Thapokorn (Tommy) Jaroentomeechai is one of the two PhD students at CBE to receive the Fleming Scholar for 2019-2020! The Fleming Scholar is awarded to outstanding PhD students pursuing research in... Read more

Tibra Wheeler

Tibra Wheeler

When Tibra Wheeler was a young girl, her mom would set her up with Hooked on Phonics to help strengthen her reading skills. “Then one day she came home with Hooked on Math,” says Wheeler, “and I never... Read more

Alexander Sorets

Alexander Sorets, B.S. '19

"I have been able to conduct research in a lab and be a teaching assistant for two courses. I believe that the BME major helped a lot when I was applying to Ph.D. programs, in that I could discuss current research with professors at a high level due to the number of papers I have read for my classes." Read more