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Droplets swim to dissolution, could inspire fluid microbots

Microscopic liquid droplets in the form of bovine serum albumin condensates swim toward solvent conditions that favor their dissolution, a mechanism that may underlie some transport processes within living cells, and could be exploited to develop fluid micro robots. Read more

Merrill Scholars honor mentors who inspired them

At a luncheon on May 21, 42 Merrill Scholars celebrated the mentors who had the greatest influence on their early education and the Cornell faculty or staff members who contributed most significantly to their college experience. Read more

Robinson gets Agilent award for pioneering work in advanced materials

For his contributions to advanced materials research, Richard Robinson, associate professor of materials science and engineering at Cornell, received a Solutions Innovation Research Award from Agilent Technologies that will aid his research groups’ efforts to characterize the structures of novel high-entropy nanomaterials. Robinson specializes in colloidal nanoparticle synthesis and applies nanosynthetic design concepts to control nanomaterials’ composition, shape, size and surface to tailor their properties. As part of his award, Robinson will receive a one-year loan of an Agilent Cary 630... Read more

George Padilla awarded 2024 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Congratulations to George Padilla for being awarded a 2024 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. This fellowship provides students with a three-year annual stipend, allowance for tuition and fees and professional development opportunities. Past fellows include numerous Nobel Prize winners, a former U.S. Secretary of Energy and the founder of Google. “The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship allows me the opportunity to freely explore my research interests as I look toward pursuing a Ph.D.,” said Padilla. “I am extremely grateful to have been awarded this fellowship, and greatly... Read more