CHESS celebrates expansion and $8.5M funding for subfacility

The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source celebrated the groundbreaking for its new $32.6 million High Magnetic Field beamline – the facility’s latest milestone.

Nanoclusters self-organize into centimeter-scale hierarchical assemblies

A Cornell-led project has created synthetic nanoclusters that can mimic hierarchical self-assembly all the way from the nanometer to the centimeter scale, spanning seven orders of magnitude.

Light, oxygen turn waste plastics into useful benzoic acid

Researchers have discovered a new path for polystyrene, a type of plastic that makes up a third of landfill waste worldwide, that includes being upcycled into benzoic acid - a chemical with wide commercial demand.

Commercialization Fellows learn to bring research to market

The newest cohort of Ph.D. candidates in Cornell Engineering's Commercialization Fellowship will spend the remainder of the year learning the skills and tools to bring their technologies to market. 

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Cross-college researchers unravel mummy bird mystery

Master’s student Carol Anne Barsody is working with an array of interdisciplinary collaborators to explore the origins of a mummified bird and create a multisensory exhibition that rethinks the way ancient artifacts are presented in museums.

Engineers pave way for next-gen deep ultraviolet lasers

Cornell engineers have created a deep-ultraviolet laser using semiconductor materials that show great promise for improving the use of ultraviolet light for sterilizing medical tools, purifying water and sensing hazardous gases.

Astronomy alum chosen for 51 Pegasi b Fellowship

J.J. Zanazzi, Ph.D. ’18, has been selected for a 2022 51 Pegasi b Fellowship, which provides exceptional postdoctoral scientists with the opportunity to conduct theoretical, observational, and experimental research in planetary astronomy.

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Hernandez wins BRITE Fellow award for engineered living materials

The award was announced March 31 and comes with $1 million in research funding from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation.

Cornell team develops more efficient photocathode

A team of researchers at Cornell’s Center for Bright Beams has developed a technique to address limitations with photocathodes, which are vital to the performance of some of the world’s most powerful particle accelerators.