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Fengqi You

Professor Fengqi You Elected as a Director on the Chemical and Technology Operating Council (CTOC)

Fengqi You, Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor at Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was elected as a Director of the Chemical and Technology Operating Council (CTOC). The appointment was recently approved by the Board of Directors of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). As a Director of the CTOC, Professor You will work with fellow council members in two major areas: leading the frontier of chemical engineering in knowledge advancement and disseminating that knowledge. The key stakeholders for CTOC are all AIChE members and the entities - divisions... Read more

Matthew DeLisa

Biotechnology Progress Award for Excellence in Biological Engineering Publication

By: AIChE

Matt DeLisa, the William L. Lewis Professor of Engineering and Director of the Cornell Institute of Biotechnology, was selected as the 2021 recipient of the Biotechnology Progress Award for Excellence in Biological Engineering Publication. The award, which is presented annually at the AIChE Annual Meeting, celebrates excellence and foundational contributions to biotechnology and biological engineering through a body of work: a seminal paper, a review, a research report, or other material of significant interest and importance. Read more

Journal of Colloid and Interface Science

Exploring novel transitions that bridge phases with distinct lattice symmetry

By: B.P. Prajwal, Jen-Yu Huang, Meera Ramaswamy, Abraham D. Stroock, Tobias Hanrath, Itai Cohen, Fernando A. Escobedo

A recently published article from the Escobedo, Stroock, Hanrath, and Cohen groups at Cornell demonstrates via simulations and a simple experimental strategy how a single monolayer of particles can be coaxed to form lattices with either hexagonal or square symmetry. The unique phase behavior observed in this work can provide a template for designing materials for speciality applications with switchable hexagonal↔square packings, e.g., to fabricate optical switches, and optical biosensors. Abstract The entropy-driven monolayer assembly of hexagonal prisms and cylinders was studied under hard... Read more

Matthew DeLisa

Shotgun scanning glycomutagenesis: A simple and efficient strategy for constructing and characterizing neoglycoproteins

By: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)

Matt DeLisa, the William L. Lewis Pressor of Engineering and Director of the Cornell Institute of Biotechnology, published a new study in the Sep. 28 issue of PNAS. The study, "Shotgun scanning glycomutagenesis: A simple and efficient strategy for constructing and characterizing neoglycoproteins," focuses on a glycoprotein engineering strategy that enables systematic investigation of the structural and functional consequences of glycan installation at every position along a protein backbone and provides a new route to bespoke glycoproteins. Asparagine-linked (N-linked) protein glycosylation... Read more

ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering magazine cover

Research guides future of plastic waste chemical recycling

New research from the College of Engineering aims to ease the process of chemical recycling – an emerging industry that could turn waste products back into natural resources by physically breaking plastic down into the smaller molecules it was originally produced from. Read more