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When women are more like men, they still face STEM bias

When women are more like men, they still face STEM bias

November 1, 2016

When women planned to delay marriage and limit the number of children they wanted – which would let them focus exclusively on work – they didn’t get the same employment opportunities in STEM as men,... read more

Steen, Louge to launch NSF-funded space experiments

Steen, Louge to launch NSF-funded space experiments

October 28, 2016

For two Cornell engineering professors, the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory is basically a high-powered microscope attached to a super-slow-motion camera, some 250 miles above... read more

Robert F. Smith School dedicated in inspiring ceremony

Robert F. Smith School dedicated in inspiring ceremony

October 27, 2016

Over 300 Cornell faculty, alumni, students and guests congregated in Klarman Hall Friday to celebrate the dedication of the Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, a... read more

Ann Lee, ChemE '83, delivers the D.I.C. Wang Award Lecture

Ann Lee, ChemE '83, delivers the D.I.C. Wang Award Lecture

October 26, 2016

D.I.C. Wang Award Lecture: Monday, November 14 read more

Paulette Clancy wins 2016 Advising Award

Paulette Clancy wins 2016 Advising Award

October 25, 2016

Cornell's College of Engineering will recognize her at the Teaching and Advising Awards Luncheon to be held on November 2, 2016. read more

Grant launches Center on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism including Professors Paszek, Stroock, and Varner

Grant launches Center on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism including Professors Paszek, Stroock, and Varner

October 25, 2016

Center on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism: http://psoc.engineering.cornell.edu/ read more

An Invaluable First Step, NEXUS-NY

An Invaluable First Step, NEXUS-NY

October 24, 2016

Tobias Hanrath and graduate student Benjamin T. Richards, PhD’17 Materials Science, co-invented a process for making low-priced, nanostructured silicon at high volume for lithium-ion batteries. read more

Varner Lab receives grant from the Department of Defense to model the biochemistry and biophysics

Varner Lab receives grant from the Department of Defense to model the biochemistry and biophysics

October 24, 2016

This project is part of a large multi-center effort involving UCSB, University of Vermont and Cornell in combination with clinical sites at UCSF, University of Vermont read more

Rhodes Symposium will honor emeritus president on his 90th

Rhodes Symposium will honor emeritus president on his 90th

October 20, 2016

The Frank H.T. Rhodes Symposium will celebrate the emeritus president's 90th birthday by bringing two noted scholars to discuss his contributions to paleontology and Darwin studies. read more

Research project to combat 'superbugs,' antibiotic resistance

Research project to combat 'superbugs,' antibiotic resistance

October 18, 2016

Cornell researchers received a $500,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help in a national initiative to combat drug-resistant organisms, sometimes referred to as... read more

'Bolt of lightning' captures development of block copolymer

'Bolt of lightning' captures development of block copolymer

October 18, 2016

By quickly heating and cooling a block copolymer, researchers show the ability to alter the material's properties, which could have applications in data-archiving devices and filters. read more

Professor Fengqi You publishes in ScienceAdvances (AAAS)

Professor Fengqi You publishes in ScienceAdvances (AAAS)

October 17, 2016

Titled, "In silico discovery of metal-organic frameworks for precombustion CO2 capture using a genetic algorithm" read more

Yong Joo elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Yong Joo elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

October 13, 2016

This honor reaffirms the high esteem with which colleagues and peers view Professor Joo’s distinctive professional achievements and accomplishments. read more

‘Who is this Robert Smith?’

‘Who is this Robert Smith?’

September 26, 2016

A quiet billionaire makes some noise with $20 million gift to the African American museum read more

Professor Fengqi You to deliver plenary lecture at the 22nd International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering (CHISA 2016)

Professor Fengqi You to deliver plenary lecture at the 22nd International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering (CHISA 2016)

September 23, 2016

CHISA is one of the premier conferences in Europe and globally that cover science, research, development and industrial practice on chemical and process engineering topics. read more

Undergrad travels to Europe for summer research experience

Undergrad travels to Europe for summer research experience

September 22, 2016

Adam Berry '18, a chemical and biomolecular engineering major, traveled to Germany over the summer to conduct research as part of the International Research Experience for Undergraduates program. read more

Archer group publishes on stabilizing electrochemical interfaces in Nature Energy

Archer group publishes on stabilizing electrochemical interfaces in Nature Energy

September 20, 2016

The future of electrochemical energy storage in rechargeable batteries is thought to hinge on the advancement of science and technology that enable rechargeable batteries that utilize reactive... read more

Danilo Cantero won the MIT Reviews Innovator under 35 - Argentina & Uruguay – Award

Danilo Cantero won the MIT Reviews Innovator under 35 - Argentina & Uruguay – Award

September 19, 2016

Danilo Cantero, formerly of the Tester Research Group, won the MIT Reviews Innovator under 35 - Argentina & Uruguay – Award read more

Robert Smith '85 was honored with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Chair's Award

Robert Smith '85 was honored with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Chair's Award

September 19, 2016

For his outstanding contributions as an investor and entrepreneur, and for his long-standing commitment to improving the social conditions of communities around the world read more

Paper co-authored by Escobedo’s group published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and featured in cover

Paper co-authored by Escobedo’s group published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and featured in cover

September 15, 2016

Carlos Avendano, a former postdoc in Escobedo’s group and currently Lecturer in the University of Manchester, England, is the lead author of a paper recently published in the Proceedings of the... read more

Rachel LeCover, of the Varner Lab, was named in the top three poster presenters at the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS)

Rachel LeCover, of the Varner Lab, was named in the top three poster presenters at the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS)

September 14, 2016

The MHSRS is the Nation's only scientific meeting focused on the unique medical needs of the Warfighter, created with the clear purpose of inspiring communication and collaboration read more

CBE students visit Shell Robert Training Center

CBE students visit Shell Robert Training Center

September 13, 2016

Cornell Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Students at Shell Robert Training Center: March 29, 2016 – April 1, 2016 read more

Engineering undergraduate programs rate highly

Engineering undergraduate programs rate highly

September 13, 2016

US News and World Report ranks Cornell Engineering's undergraduate program #9 in the nation read more

Working the Surfaces—Cells, Water Droplets

Working the Surfaces—Cells, Water Droplets

September 1, 2016

One of the first truly inspiring things Susan Daniel, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, saw in science was not what you might expect. Not a mechanism, not a reaction, not the behavior of a... read more

Daniel Lab lands an NSF grant to develop microbial fuel cells

Daniel Lab lands an NSF grant to develop microbial fuel cells

August 29, 2016

The overall goal of this proposed work is to develop a novel platform for studying bacterial metabolism and the chemical conversion to energy using a miniaturized digital fluidic culture system. read more

Cornell Researchers Use CO2 to Make Electricity

Cornell Researchers Use CO2 to Make Electricity

August 25, 2016

Professor Lynden Archer and Wajdi Al Sadat, authors of this paper, have created a cell which can use carbon dioxide to produce electricity via electrochemical reactions. read more

Roseanna Zia appointed to Advisory Board of Physics of Fluids

Roseanna Zia appointed to Advisory Board of Physics of Fluids

August 15, 2016

Physics of Fluids publishes leading work in traditional areas of fluid dynamics, including dynamics of gases, liquids, complex liquids or multiphase liquids, as well as novel and emerging areas. read more

Escobedo's group paper selected as a Journal of Chemical Physics Editors’ Pick

Escobedo's group paper selected as a Journal of Chemical Physics Editors’ Pick

August 12, 2016

It was highlighted on the JCP homepage during the last week of July, 2016 and is part of an special topic issue on Nucleation: New Concepts and Discoveries. read more

Steen group published in Nature Communications

August 5, 2016

Contributing author, Vanessa Kern, 1st year PhD. read more

Koch and Archer groups publish on stabilizing battery recharge

Koch and Archer groups publish on stabilizing battery recharge

August 5, 2016

A recent paper by Mukul Tikekar, a coadvised graduate student in both groups takes a theoretical approach to studying the effect of nanostructured membranes in dendrite suppression. read more

Scientists propose novel carbon-capture electrochemical cell

Scientists propose novel carbon-capture electrochemical cell

August 4, 2016

Engineering professor Lynden Archer and graduate student Wajdi Al Sadat have devised an electrochemical cell that captures and converts carbon dioxide while generating electrical power. read more

Robert F. Smith, ChemE '86, elected chairman of the Carnegie Hall Board of Directors

Robert F. Smith, ChemE '86, elected chairman of the Carnegie Hall Board of Directors

August 3, 2016

Robert F. Smith, the private equity titan who was named the richest African-American man by Forbes last year after making a fortune in software, also has a quirky musical side. read more

Roseanna Zia featured in 2016 Lab on a Chip Emerging Investigators

Roseanna Zia featured in 2016 Lab on a Chip Emerging Investigators

August 2, 2016

Lab on a Chip is committed to supporting early career scientists and celebrates the most promising and brightest amongst early career miniaturisation scientists around the world. read more

Michael Charles '16 featured in AISES People

Michael Charles '16 featured in AISES People

July 25, 2016

Michael was co-president of AISES in 2015-16 and 2014-15. He was very active in AISES both at Cornell and with the larger organization. He was also in LSAMP Scholars and will attend The Ohio State... read more

Archer Group published in Science Advances demonstrating a novel solution to CO2 emission mitigation

Archer Group published in Science Advances demonstrating a novel solution to CO2 emission mitigation

July 25, 2016

The Archer Group has been studying the impact of incorporating CO2 in metal/O2 batteries, showing a dramatic increase in discharge capacity. read more

Fengqi You appointed as Associate Editor of Computers & Chemical Engineering

Fengqi You appointed as Associate Editor of Computers & Chemical Engineering

July 15, 2016

Professor Fengqi You was recently appointed as the Associate Editor of Computers & Chemical Engineering. read more

Recellularized human colon model could aid in cancer research

Recellularized human colon model could aid in cancer research

July 11, 2016

Cornell researchers have helped develop a recellularized human colon model that could be used to track the pathogenesis of colon cancer and possibly gain insight into its spread to other organs. read more

Leadership as dance: Colman Program empowers Ph.D.s

Leadership as dance: Colman Program empowers Ph.D.s

July 5, 2016

The Colman program is hosted by Diversity Programs in Engineering (DPE) and the Graduate School’s Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement. read more

Julius Lucks receives 2016 ACS Synthetic Biology Young Investigator Award

Julius Lucks receives 2016 ACS Synthetic Biology Young Investigator Award

June 27, 2016

The Lucks group focuses on dynamically programming cellular behavior with synthetic RNA circuitry. They create new classes of programmable RNA regulators with protein-like dynamic ranges, and use... read more

Archer group publishes on room-temperature sodium-sulfur batteries in Nature Communications

Archer group publishes on room-temperature sodium-sulfur batteries in Nature Communications

June 20, 2016

Recently Archer group designed a stable room-temperature Na-S battery that uses a sodium metal anode, a microporous carbon-sulfur composite cathode, and a liquid electrolyte containing ionic liquid... read more

NPR Interview with Professor Lynden Archer

NPR Interview with Professor Lynden Archer

June 16, 2016

Profile of a Scientist: Building a Better Battery read more

DeLisa Group featured in the journal PNAS and the Chronicle

DeLisa Group featured in the journal PNAS and the Chronicle

June 7, 2016

This work published online today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences along with a story in the Cornell Chronicle. read more

7 engineering seniors honored as 2016 Merrill Presidential Scholars

May 27, 2016

Seven Cornell Engineering students spent a portion of Senior Week not only celebrating their own accomplishments, but also celebrating the educators who inspired them to be the scholars they are. read more

Professor Abe Stroock to serve as Director of the Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Professor Abe Stroock to serve as Director of the Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

May 26, 2016

Professor Abe Stroock will serve as the next Director of the Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. read more

TA awards for the 2015-2016 academic year

May 25, 2016

Rahul Mangal, Andrew Shah, Maciej Lukawski, and Koenraad Beckers read more

Bioactive macrocycle shows promising antibacterial activity

Bioactive macrocycle shows promising antibacterial activity

May 17, 2016

Cornell researchers have developed an efficient method for the assembly of biologically compatible, antibacterial synthetic macromolecules, the composition of which can be precisely adjusted. read more

Marisa Siergiej, ChemE '16, is the Cornell Daily Sun’s Woman Athlete of the Year

Marisa Siergiej, ChemE '16, is the Cornell Daily Sun’s Woman Athlete of the Year

May 11, 2016

Marisa is also a member of the Sphinx Head Society, the oldest senior honor society at Cornell. read more

Cornell researcher Roseanna Zia simulates gel behavior with XSEDE, Stampede supercomputer

Cornell researcher Roseanna Zia simulates gel behavior with XSEDE, Stampede supercomputer

May 6, 2016

Article and podcast featuring Roseanna Zia has begun to shed light on the microscale world of colloidal gels — liquids dispersed in a solid medium as a gel read more

Spring 2016 Hooey Winners: Kyle Watters and James Stevenson

Spring 2016 Hooey Winners: Kyle Watters and James Stevenson

April 28, 2016

Kyle Watters from the Lucks group and James Stevenson from the Clancy group read more

Roseanna Zia named Associate Editor  for the Journal of Rheology

Roseanna Zia named Associate Editor for the Journal of Rheology

April 27, 2016

The Journal of Rheology® is a peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing original research on all aspects of rheology read more

ChemE Car Wins 4th Consecutive Northeast Title

ChemE Car Wins 4th Consecutive Northeast Title

April 26, 2016

The competition is sponsored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and encourages undergraduates to apply their engineering skills outside the classroom. read more

The Daniel and Fischbach Labs are awarded seed grants to begin new collaboration on cancer research

The Daniel and Fischbach Labs are awarded seed grants to begin new collaboration on cancer research

April 20, 2016

The project is entitled, "Single Particle Tracking of Oncogenic Microvesicles to Inform Nanoparticle-based Cancer Detection Therapy." read more

Eleven inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Eleven inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

April 20, 2016

Nine Cornell doctoral candidates, one postdoc and a professor were inducted into the Cornell chapter of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. read more

Surface mutation lets canine parvovirus jump to other species

Surface mutation lets canine parvovirus jump to other species

April 14, 2016

A multidiscipline research team has identified a mutation on the protein shell of canine parvovirus that helps it to transfer and infect wild forest-dwelling animals, including raccoons. read more

Robert Lee, ChemE ’17 and Charles Wan, ChemE '17 win Goldwater Scholarships

Robert Lee, ChemE ’17 and Charles Wan, ChemE '17 win Goldwater Scholarships

April 5, 2016

This year Cornell is the only Ivy League institution with all four candidates winning the scholarship read more

Kevin Kimura and Eric McShane (of the Hanrath group) have been awarded prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Kevin Kimura and Eric McShane (of the Hanrath group) have been awarded prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 5, 2016

The NSF graduate fellowship is awarded to just ~2,000 outstanding students out of ~17,000 applicants across all STEM fields. read more

Clancy group UG researcher, Jovana Andrejevic, wins NSF Grad Fellowship

Clancy group UG researcher, Jovana Andrejevic, wins NSF Grad Fellowship

March 31, 2016

Jovana has been working in the Clancy group in CBE for the past two years, creating a new approach to modeling chemically reactive species for quantum dot nucleation and growth read more

2016 Merrill Presidential Scholars Named

2016 Merrill Presidential Scholars Named

March 31, 2016

Michael Statt, ChemE '16, is named a Merrill Presidential Scholar read more

Connecting The Quantum Dots: Cornell Researchers Step Towards Better Electronics

Connecting The Quantum Dots: Cornell Researchers Step Towards Better Electronics

March 23, 2016

Professor Tobias Hanrath featured in The Cornell Daily Sun read more

After the Lecture: NSF-funded materials scientist Lynden Archer on batteries, diversity and the state of materials science

After the Lecture: NSF-funded materials scientist Lynden Archer on batteries, diversity and the state of materials science

March 21, 2016

NSF sat down with Cornell University's Lynden Archer after his recent talk on "Nanoscale organic hybrid materials and their application in next-generation energy-storage technologies" as part of the... read more

DeLisa invited to Editorial Board of Cell Chemical Biology

DeLisa invited to Editorial Board of Cell Chemical Biology

March 9, 2016

Matt DeLisa, William L. Lewis Professor of Engineering, was recently invited to join the Editorial Board of Cell Chemical Biology, a journal from Cell Press, the publishers of Cell read more

Two women faculty receive inaugural Schwartz awards

Two women faculty receive inaugural Schwartz awards

March 8, 2016

Two researchers have received inaugural awards from the Schwartz Research Fund for Women in the Life Sciences, endowed by Joan Poyner Schwartz ’65 and Ronald H. Schwartz ’65. read more

Harrison announces death of President Elizabeth Garrett

Harrison announces death of President Elizabeth Garrett

March 7, 2016

It is with utmost sadness that I write to inform you that our president, colleague and friend, Elizabeth Garrett, passed away late last evening after a brave battle with colon cancer. There are few... read more

Yingying Lu Ph.D. '14 has been added to Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia

Yingying Lu Ph.D. '14 has been added to Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia

February 29, 2016

A recent graduate of the Archer Research Group, Yingying is an Assistant Professor at Zhejiang University. read more

Chris Alabi is the recipient of a 2016 Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Chris Alabi is the recipient of a 2016 Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF)

February 15, 2016

The CAREER award is the most prestigious recognition given by the NSF to faculty members early in their academic careers. read more

Room-temperature lithium metal battery closer to reality

Room-temperature lithium metal battery closer to reality

February 3, 2016

A Cornell team, led by professor Lynden Archer and graduate student Snehashis Choudhury, proposed in a recent study that by designing nanostructured membranes with pore dimensions below a critical... read more

Cornell names Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in recognition of the leadership of philanthropist

Cornell names Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in recognition of the leadership of philanthropist

February 2, 2016

A combined $50 million commitment from Robert F. Smith '85, founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, and the foundation of which he is a founding director will support chemical and... read more

Archer named among nine Cornell faculty named 'most influential' researchers

Archer named among nine Cornell faculty named 'most influential' researchers

January 29, 2016

Nine Cornell professors have been named to a list of the 25 most influential scientific minds for 2015 compiled by Thompson Reuters and based on how often faculty members' research is cited. read more

Funding Cornell’s Future Engineers, With a Focus on Minorities

January 29, 2016

With a $50 million gift to Cornell University’s College of Engineering, Robert Frederick Smith aims to increase the opportunities for underrepresented minorities and women who want to make a career... read more

$50M gift to engineering supports minorities

$50M gift to engineering supports minorities

January 29, 2016

A $50 million commitment from Robert F. Smith ’85, founder and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, and his foundation will support chemical and biomolecular engineering and underrepresented students at... read more

New Nanomaterials Lab at Cornell University Provides Space for Collaborative Research

New Nanomaterials Lab at Cornell University Provides Space for Collaborative Research

January 29, 2016

Professor Lynden Archer featured in Cornell Daily Sun read more

Thomas Ober '08: The (Fluid) Dynamics of Motorsports

Thomas Ober '08: The (Fluid) Dynamics of Motorsports

January 28, 2016

A motorsports fan in high school and a member of the FSAE team at Cornell University, Ober has always been interested in racing. read more

Julius Lucks joins Nucleic Acids Research Editorial Board

Julius Lucks joins Nucleic Acids Research Editorial Board

January 9, 2016

CBE Assistant Professor, Julius joins Nucleic Acids Research Editorial Board read more

Archer Group paper published in Nature Communications

Archer Group paper published in Nature Communications

January 5, 2016

Authors: Snehashis Choudhury, Rahul Mangal, Akanksha Agrawal, Lynden Archer read more

Cornell's ChemE Car Wins First Place at National Competition

Cornell's ChemE Car Wins First Place at National Competition

January 1, 2016

Competing in Salt Lake City, UT at the Annual Student Conference, over 30 student teams from around the world will be racing their chemically powered vehicles read more