News: MSE

The Singer Group is leveraging defects and dislocations in solid-state electrolytes to create superior energy storage materials.

Nanoscale defects could boost energy storage materials

By: David Nutt

A Cornell-led collaboration used X-ray nanoimaging to gain an unprecedented view into solid-state electrolytes, revealing previously undetected crystal defects and dislocations that may now be leveraged to create superior energy storage materials. Read more

Jalen Harris

Jalen Harris was recently awarded a Computational Science Graduate Fellowship from the Department of Energy

The Department of Materials Science would like to congratulate Jalen Harris for recently being awarded a Computational Science Fellowship from the Department of Energy. These are highly prestigious fellowships and are only awarded to a small number of graduate students each year. Jalen is co-advised by Nicole Benedek (MSE) and Robert DiStasio (Chemistry). The DOE CSGF provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. The program fosters a community of energetic... Read more

Uli Wiesner

Professor Wiesner receives NSF Creativity Award

Uli Wiesner, the Spencer T. Olin Professor of Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering, has been recognized with a Special Creativity Award by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This will provide him with a two-year extension of his existing NSF single investigator award. The NSF special creativity award is in recognition of his excellent research, productivity, and impact in the area of new polymer-based porous nanostructures from non-equilibrium processes, as well as the broader impacts emanating from his NSF project. As stated in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures... Read more

C Dots

Cornell startup raises $44M to advance ‘C Dots’ biotech

By: Chris Dawson

Elucida Oncology, a biotechnology company based on C Dots – ultra-small nanoparticles developed at Cornell that show promise in identifying and fighting cancer – recently secured $44 million in financing, in addition to $28 million raised in 2018. Read more