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Assistant Professor Ankur Singh has been selected

Assistant Professor Ankur Singh has been selected

December 16, 2016

to receive the prestigious 2017 Young Investigator Award from the Society For Biomaterials. This award is specifically given “to recognize an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievements... read more

Faculty honored for excellence in advising, research, teaching

Faculty honored for excellence in advising, research, teaching

November 11, 2016

Twenty-four faculty were honored at the 2016 Excellence in Advising, Research and Teaching Awards. read more

After the Lecture: Lynden Archer

After the Lecture: Lynden Archer

November 4, 2016

NSF-funded materials scientist Lynden Archer on batteries, diversity and the state of materials science read more

Rhodes Symposium will honor emeritus president on his 90th

Rhodes Symposium will honor emeritus president on his 90th

October 20, 2016

The Frank H.T. Rhodes Symposium will celebrate the emeritus president's 90th birthday by bringing two noted scholars to discuss his contributions to paleontology and Darwin studies. read more

Howarth outlines carbon neutrality report options at UA

Howarth outlines carbon neutrality report options at UA

October 20, 2016

Robert Howarth spoke to the University Assembly Oct. 18 about the recently released Senior Leaders Climate Action Group report on options and their associated costs for achieving a carbon-neutral... read more

Research project to combat 'superbugs,' antibiotic resistance

Research project to combat 'superbugs,' antibiotic resistance

October 18, 2016

Cornell researchers received a $500,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help in a national initiative to combat drug-resistant organisms, sometimes referred to as... read more

'Bolt of lightning' captures development of block copolymer

'Bolt of lightning' captures development of block copolymer

October 18, 2016

By quickly heating and cooling a block copolymer, researchers show the ability to alter the material's properties, which could have applications in data-archiving devices and filters. read more

Cornell MSE MEng scholarship opportunities

Cornell MSE MEng scholarship opportunities

October 5, 2016

MSE is pleased to announce that two $10,000 scholarships have been made available for students entering the MSE Master of Engineering program in spring 2017. The awards are merit-based. For further... read more

Cancer killers: C dots show ability to induce cell death in tumors

Cancer killers: C dots show ability to induce cell death in tumors

September 26, 2016

Research involving cancer-targeting silica particles, known as Cornell dots, has shown that the particles can neutralize nutrient-deprived cancer cells by a cell-death process called ferroptosis. read more

Engineers create room-temperature multiferroic material

Engineers create room-temperature multiferroic material

September 22, 2016

Engineers devise, atom-by-atom, a room-temperature magnetoelectric multiferroic out of lutetium iron oxide, a discovery that could lead to advances in computer memory technology. read more

Engineering undergraduate programs rate highly

Engineering undergraduate programs rate highly

September 13, 2016

US News and World Report ranks Cornell Engineering's undergraduate program #9 in the nation read more

Professor Ober named Lester B. Knight Director of CNF

Professor Ober named Lester B. Knight Director of CNF

September 9, 2016

Ober named Lester B. Knight Director of CNF read more

UK polymer chemist Anthony Ryan to give series of lectures

UK polymer chemist Anthony Ryan to give series of lectures

September 1, 2016

Anthony Ryan, professor at the University of Sheffield, U.K., has been named the 2016 Mary Upson Visiting Lecturer in Materials Science and Engineering and will deliver several campus lectures. read more

Thompson appointed associate dean for undergraduate programs

Thompson appointed associate dean for undergraduate programs

August 24, 2016

Professor Mike Thompson appointed associate dean for undergraduate programs read more

MSE Welcomes Professor Anthony J. Ryan, OBE

MSE Welcomes Professor Anthony J. Ryan, OBE

August 5, 2016

We are pleased to welcome Professor Anthony J. Ryan read more

Electrical properties of superconductor altered by 'stretching'

Electrical properties of superconductor altered by 'stretching'

May 26, 2016

A Cornell-led team of researchers has displayed the ability to alter superconductor strontium ruthenate's electrical properties through strain, or 'stretching', of a thin film of the material. read more

Professor Wiesner awarded the Arthur K. Doolittle Award

Professor Wiesner awarded the Arthur K. Doolittle Award

May 12, 2016

The Award will be presented at the Spring 2017 ACS PMSE Awards session in San Francisco. read more

Made better through science: Calcite tuned to be mollusk-tough

Made better through science: Calcite tuned to be mollusk-tough

May 2, 2016

A Cornell-led international team of researchers has developed a way to harden natural calcite by a factor of two or more through the addition of amino acids aspartic acid and glycine. read more

MSE Students Receive National Fellowships

MSE Students Receive National Fellowships

March 31, 2016

NSF Research Fellowships read more

Robinson Group

Robinson Group

March 8, 2016

The Robinson group's work on "nano-hamburgers" is featured in Scientific American, Israel ed. read more

Cornell looks to make PARADIM shift with $25M NSF grant

Cornell looks to make PARADIM shift with $25M NSF grant

March 4, 2016

Cornell is leading the Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials... read more

First self-assembled superconductor structure created

First self-assembled superconductor structure created

January 29, 2016

A Cornell team has created the first self-assembled three-dimensional superconductor, another step toward creation of a material that could act as a superconductor at or above room temperature. read more