Spotlights

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Julia Dshemuchadse

Welcome Julia Dshemuchadse ( 2019 )

Julia Dshemuchadse has joined the faculty of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Cornell. Dshemuchadse earned her undergraduate degree in physics at the Technische Universitat... Read more

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

Han-Yuan Liu

Fleming Scholar 2019-20: Han Yuan Liu

Han-Yuan Liu is one of two Ph.D. students in the Smith School (CBE) to receive the title of Fleming Scholar for 2019-2020. A Fleming Scholar is an outstanding Ph.D. student pursuing research in... Read more

Tibra Wheeler, Ph.D. Student

Tibra Wheeler, Ph.D. Student

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