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CBE Women - Lisa Walker Travel Grant Winner: Julia Caserto

"Each semester CBE Women invites applications for the Lisa Walker Travel Grant through the generous donation of alumna Lisa Walker. The award funds female members of CBE for travel for unique professional development opportunities up to $2000. Applicants are judged based upon their academic merit as well as professional impact. This year the winner of the Fall 2022 Lisa Walker Travel Grant is: Julia Caserto" Read more

Cornell joins Schmidt AI in Science postdoc research initiative

By: By Tom Fleischman, Cornell Chronicle

The Schmidt AI in Science Fellowships, a $148 million program, is part of Schmidt Futures’ $400 million effort to support researchers developing and using AI in innovative ways to make the world better. Each university will select a cohort of up to 20 postdoctoral fellows annually for up to six years; Cornell will recruit and train a cohort of up to 100 postdoctoral fellows over the next six years in the fields of natural sciences and engineering. Cornell’s co-leads on the program are Carla Gomes, the Ronald C. and Antonia V. Nielsen Professor in the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing... Read more

These are the top U.S. states for Bitcoin mining, according to an Ivy League study

By: Fortune

As Bitcoin miners flock to the United States, both politicians and environmental advocates warn of the ecological costs of the energy-intensive industry. In September, the White House released a report citing that the U.S. hosts about a third of the world’s crypto mining operations, consuming up to 1.7% of the nation’s electricity, equivalent to all residential lighting. A new study by researchers at Cornell University argues that environmental concerns can be assuaged by more efficiently distributing Bitcoin mining in states that prioritize renewable energy and have lower operational costs... Read more

CBE M.S. Student Apoorv Lal Wins Zdenek Burianec Memorial Award

CBE M.S. student Apoorv Lal and Prof. Fengqi You (Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor in Energy Systems Engineering) received the Zdenek Burianec Memorial Award for Best Poster Presentation at the 25th International Conference on Process Integration, Modeling and Optimization for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES'22), held September 5-8 in Bol, Croatia. The title of their poster presentation is “Comparative Life Cycle Analysis and Optimization of Operating Conditions of Hydrogen Production Methods." Lal’s paper addresses the sustainable design of hydrogen production systems that... Read more

Fengqi You: Quantum Computing Perspective on the Cover of AIChE Journal

The cover of the June 2022 issue of AIChE Journal, the flagship journal of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), features an invited Perspective article by Professor Fengqi You, Systems Ph.D. student Akshay Ajagekar and their collaborators in NASA and ExxonMobil. This AIChE Journal Perspective article, “ Perspectives of Quantum Computing for Chemical Engineering” (AIChE J. 2022; 68(6):e17651), discusses how quantum computing can positively impact chemical engineering and related fields. The realization of advantages promised by quantum algorithms for various applications is... Read more