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Julius Lucks breaks the rules to study the most engineerable molecule on the planet

Professor Lucks talks about his work with engineerable molecules.

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Professor T. Michael Duncan as featured in Cornell Engineering magazine.

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Tim Abbott (CBE '15) Wins Cornell Engineering Undergraduate Research Award

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For creating a breakthrough technology that can characterize RNA structures inside cells.

ChemE Car Team wins at regional AIChE competition

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The Cornell ChemE Car Team placed in two divisions at the Regional AIChE Competition in Storrs,...

CBE Students Win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

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This award recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated their...


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