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ECE researchers win $1.7 million award to bend the rules of wave physics

ECE researchers win $1.7 million award to bend the rules of wave physics

October 9, 2017

A team of researchers from Cornell Engineering and Johns Hopkins University has received an NSF award for $1.7 million to create devices that efficiently allow light and electron waves to move... read more

Cornell achieves a new record in deep ultraviolet photonics

Cornell achieves a new record in deep ultraviolet photonics

October 5, 2017

Jena/Xing group recently achieved 40% internal quantum efficiency (IQE) for DUV emission at 219 nanometer-wavelength from gallium nitride/alumnimum nitride (GaN/AIN) heterostructures. read more

Metastatic breast cancer affects bone mineral before spreading

Metastatic breast cancer affects bone mineral before spreading

September 21, 2017

Researchers discover cancer favors a certain state of bone mineral, breast cancer tumors remotely enhance that favorable state. read more

Materials scientist Jin Suntivich to study fuel cells differently

Materials scientist Jin Suntivich to study fuel cells differently

August 23, 2017

Suntivich, awarded $750,000 by the U.S. Dept of Energy’s 2017 Early Career Research Program read more

Wiesner team images tiny quasicrystals as they form

Wiesner team images tiny quasicrystals as they form

August 15, 2017

A Cornell multidisciplinary team devised a way to get a time-lapse look at the early formation of mesoporous silica nanoparticles, from six-sided crystals all the way to 12-sided quasicrystals. read more

Mechanisms found to explain atypical femoral fractures

Mechanisms found to explain atypical femoral fractures

July 31, 2017

A research team led by Eve Donnelly, assistant professor in materials science and engineering, has published a study regarding a dangerous side effect of long-term use of bisphosphonates to treat... read more

Emmanuel Giannelis named vice provost for research

Emmanuel Giannelis named vice provost for research

July 20, 2017

Professor Emmanuel Giannelis has been named vice provost for research and vice president for technology transfer, intellectual property and research policy. His five-year appointment begins July 20. read more

Two groups both win $7.5M to study AI, autonomous systems

Two groups both win $7.5M to study AI, autonomous systems

July 19, 2017

Research teams led by professors Robert Bruce van Dover and Hadas Kress-Gazit have both been granted up to $7.5 million from the U.S. Department of Defense for autonomous systems and AI research. read more

Multidisciplinary team wins $1M grant from Keck Foundation

Multidisciplinary team wins $1M grant from Keck Foundation

July 5, 2017

A group of five Cornell researchers - representing Engineering, and Arts and Sciences - has won a $1 million grant from the Keck Foundation for its research into topological superconductors. read more

Student inventors to view their tech through business lens

Student inventors to view their tech through business lens

June 15, 2017

Thomas (TJ) Wallin, MSE grad student, was awarded a Commercialization Fellowship. read more

Giannelis recipient of a Doctorat Honoris Causa

Giannelis recipient of a Doctorat Honoris Causa

June 1, 2017

Giannelis recipient of a Doctorat Honoris Causa from INSA Lyon read more

Cornell Materials Society winner of Student Organization Award

Cornell Materials Society winner of Student Organization Award

May 16, 2017

Cornell Materials Society this year’s Student Organization Award winner. read more

Gallium nitride vertical junction barrier Schottky diodes

Gallium nitride vertical junction barrier Schottky diodes

March 23, 2017

Members of the Xing/Jena lab have reported on work on vertical junction barrier Schottky diodes (JBSDs) produced on free-standing gallium nitride (GaN). read more

Study to focus on breast cancer's effect on bone composition

Study to focus on breast cancer's effect on bone composition

March 23, 2017

A Cornell-led international research team has secured funding from the Human Frontier Science Program for a three-year study into the connection between breast cancer and bone mineralization. read more

Gallium nitride vertical junction barrier Schottky diodes

Gallium nitride vertical junction barrier Schottky diodes

March 23, 2017

Members of the Xing/Jena lab have reported on work on vertical junction barrier Schottky diodes (JBSDs) produced on free-standing gallium nitride (GaN). read more

MSE Students Receive National Fellowships

MSE Students Receive National Fellowships

March 20, 2017

NSF Research Fellowships read more

Bulk aluminium nitride platform for gallium nitride high voltage and power

Bulk aluminium nitride platform for gallium nitride high voltage and power

February 24, 2017

The Jena/Xing group have claimed the first measurements on aluminium nitride/gallium nitride quantum well field-effect transistors on bulk AlN substrates with re-grown ohmic contacts. A device with... read more

Schlom elected to National Academy of Engineering

Schlom elected to National Academy of Engineering

February 14, 2017

Darrell Schlom, the Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Industrial Chemistry in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering. read more

Gallium nitride quantum dot emission at 232nm deep ultraviolet

Gallium nitride quantum dot emission at 232nm deep ultraviolet

February 8, 2017

The Jena/Xing group have claimed the shortest-wavelength electroluminescence so far using gallium nitride (GaN) active material. read more