Cornell Engineering ranks #14 among engineering colleges in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings released on March 12, 2019. Cornell also ranked highly in 11 specialty rankings: #12 Aerospace Engineering #03 Biological/Agricultural Engineering #14 Biomedical Engineering #18 Chemical Engineering #11 Civil Engineering #09 Computer Engineering #09 Electrical Engineering #10 Environmental Engineering #09 Industrial/Systems Engineering #08 Materials Engineering #08 Mechanical Engineering Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted...
For years, scientists have been trying to discover the size at which solid materials could change their internal structure in a single, swift step, like molecules do during isomerization. This unanswered question has been the missing link in scientists’ quest to map and understand the crossover from molecular isomerization, such as those that make eyesight possible, to bulk phase transitions, like the transition of graphite into diamonds. If understood, these processes could be useful for applications such as energy harvesting or quantum computing. In their recent paper published in Science...
The Robinson group’s research has been recognized by being awarded journal covers for three publications in 2018. The works are in the area of nanoparticles and x-ray emission spectroscopy characterization methods for nanomaterials, and make use of the Cornell synchrotron (CHESS) for advanced characterization of materials.
A research group led by Andrej Singer, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, has won a grant from the Department of Energy for research aimed at creating new quantum states of matter.
"Christopher “Kit” Umbach, senior lecturer in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, is described in his nomination letter as “an exemplary adviser and mentor of students at all levels.”"
Mesoporous Inorganic Particles: Generalized Access to Mesoporous Inorganic Particles and Hollow Spheres from Multicomponent Polymer Blends
Featured on the cover of Advanced Materials, the Wiesner group in collaboration with their former postdoc Jinwoo Lee, "transfer insights from the physics of polymer blends to materials synthesis"
A cross-campus collaboration led by materials science professor Uli Wiesner results in visual confirmation of 12-sided, nanoscale cage structures, which could have medical diagnostic and therapeutic applications.