AI tool could help plan NYS’s transition to clean electrical power

Cornell engineers have developed a new tool by combining machine learning and optimization modeling to provide hour-by-hour analysis of New York’s energy needs.

Electrosynthesis energizes sustainable drug development

A Cornell-led collaboration used electrochemistry to stitch together simple carbon molecules and form complex compounds, eliminating the need for precious metals or other catalysts to promote the chemical reaction.

Students’ tool forecasts manganese in Ithaca water supply

To help the Ithaca Water Treatment Plant, engineering students have created a way to help predict concentrations of manganese in the city’s reservoir.

Rock stars on Mars: Students look for life on big red planet

For the past year, Cornell doctoral students Megan Barrington and Christian Tate have been living, thinking and working on the red planet Mars, digitally commuting from our own blue world.

Cornell, startup receive $7M for novel clean energy tech

Cornell researchers and a startup have received more than $7 million in federal grants to advance novel clean energy research that includes wirelessly charging electric vehicles, low-carbon jet fuel and construction materials made from waste.

Researchers identify mechanism by which fatigue cracks grow

Researchers made a breakthrough in understanding how some materials break. Their discovery could help engineers better anticipate a material’s behavior and design novel alloys that resist fatigue.

Four assistant professors win 2022 Sloan fellowships

Assistant professors Pamela Chang, Antonio Fernandez-Ruiz, Daniel Halpern-Leistner and Peter McMahon have won 2022 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. 

Students honored with entrepreneurial fellowships

Twenty-six students with businesses ranging from drinking water treatment to alternative medicine to kitchen robots, received fellowships to work on their businesses this summer.

Around Cornell

Cornell-inspired NY soil law buoys climate-change resilience

New York growers will get a sustainable boost this planting season from the new Soil Health and Climate Resiliency Act – backed up by Cornell research – and signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul.