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Mathew Paszek

Matthew Paszek is living his dream. As a “naive” undergrad, he attended Cornell, studying for his bachelor’s in chemical engineering. Fast forward eleven years, and here he is, an assistant professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Enginee...

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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Nanometer-scale chemical reactors based on binary nanocrystal superlattices

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Faculty apprise alumni on solving global challenges

Six Cornell professors – each with distinctive areas of study – provided 10-minute presentations on...

Paul Steen named Associate Editor of new Nature journal 'Microgravity'

Nature Publishing Group and the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University today announce the...


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