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Department of Energy Announces $30 Million for “Ultrafast” Science

A research group led by Andrej Singer, assistant professor of materials science and engineering,...

$10.75M grant aids next-gen fuel cell development

Chemistry professor Héctor Abruña will lead a Department of Energy-sponsored Energy Frontier...

Kit Umbach awarded the Carpenter Memorial Advising Award.

"Christopher “Kit” Umbach, senior lecturer in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering,...

Mesoporous Inorganic Particles: Generalized Access to Mesoporous Inorganic Particles and Hollow Spheres from Multicomponent Polymer Blends

Featured on the cover of Advanced Materials, the Wiesner group in collaboration with their former...

Latest Spotlights

Rachel Dorin--Exploring hard problems without fear

When asked how her years at Cornell prepared her for life as a nanomaterials entrepreneur, Dorin does not hesitate. “The group I was part of in the Wiesner Lab felt like a family—a family that was committed to collaborate to solve big problems that n...

Natalie Dawley, MSE Ph.D. Student

Natalie Dawley, a member of the Schlom group, featured in College of Engineering Spotlight