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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...

Collaboration yields discovery of 12-sided silica cages

Self-assembled dodecahedral structures – 12-sided silica cages that could have applications in...

Self-assembling 3D battery would charge in seconds

Uli Wiesner and collaborators have developed a block copolymer self-assembled 3D energy storage...

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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