Kintu Early

Kintu O. Early

Professor of Practice
Materials Science and Engineering
Thurston Hall, Room 236
Director of MSE M.Eng. Program


Kintu is a chemical engineer with an extensive background in materials and materials processing. Early received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Pittsburgh. Following graduate school, he began working as a development engineer with Corning Incorporated in Optical Communications where he worked for twenty three years before coming to Cornell in August of 2023 as a Professor of Practice and Director of the Master of Engineering Program in Materials Science.


B.S., Chemical Engineering - Northwestern University, 1994

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering - University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, 1998