Researchers led by Nicholas Abbott, a Tisch University Professor in the Robert F. Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, created a way of using synthetic liquid crystals to squeeze red blood cells and gain new insight into individual cells’ mechanical properties.
Arthur Ashkin, Ph.D. ’52, who won the Nobel Prize in physics in 2018 for pioneering “optical tweezers” that use laser light to capture and manipulate microscopic particles, died Sept. 21 at his home in Rumson, N.J. He was 98.
Cornell Engineering has established the Lance R. Collins Fellowship, created to support engineering graduate students from traditionally unrepresented populations, as well as honor its former dean of 10 years.
The Braudy Foundation – founded by Bob Braudy ’65, M.Eng. ’66, and his wife, Judi – has committed to funding a second five-year phase of a research collaboration between Cornell and Northern Arizona University.
A Cornell-led collaboration set out to study thermal conduction in the superfluid helium-3 and discovered a series of unexpected phenomena that reaffirm just how dynamic and unconventional the material is.