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You Research Group earns cover of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Journal's August 2021 Issue

The recent issue of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering features the research paper by Professor Fengqi You and his PhD student Xueyu Tian on sustainability of photovoltaics transition. The paper titled "Energy and Environmental Sustainability Assessment of Photovoltaics Transition toward Perovskite–Perovskite Tandems from the Attributional and Consequential Perspectives" is selected as the journal cover of the August 23, 2021 issue. Read more

PhD students Zach Manzer, Alexandra Khlyustova and Abhinav Adhikari named 2021-22 Fleming Scholars

With a generous gift from Sam and Nancy Fleming to support graduate student research in the biomolecular program, the department selects students each year to be named "Fleming Scholars." Through a competitive process, the fellowships are awarded to outstanding PhD students pursuing research in biomolecular engineering and who have distinguished themselves as promising scholars in their particular areas. The scholars were evaluated by select biomolecular faculty members on the basis of their research productivity and career/professional development. I am pleased to announce that the Fleming... Read more

Alex Woltornist

Professor Alex Woltornist next M.Eng. Director for CBE

Professor Alex Woltornist was named Director of the Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) program in the Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) effective immediately. Director Susan Daniel sent the following message on August 13, 2021: Dear Students, It is my pleasure today to write you to report that Professor Alex Woltornist will become the next MEng Director. Alex takes this role over from Professor Jeff Varner who has selflessly led the MEng program, the Grad program, and ABET certification last year. Alex and Jeff will work together during this transition... Read more

Matt Paszek

Professor Matt Paszek named CBE Director of Postdoctoral Studies

Professor Matt Paszek has been named the inaugural Director of Postdoctoral Studies in the Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE). Director Susan Daniel sent the following message to the CBE community on August 9, 2021: Dear All, I am excited to share that Prof. Matt Paszek has been named CBE's first Director of Postdoctoral Studies. This is an exciting time for the postdoctoral community of CBE because of the opportunity to define, with Matt, what the support for postdocs should be, and to have a direct representative voice on the department’s leadership... Read more

Qiuming Yu

NSF funds Yu group to develop a new class of chiral semiconductors

By: National Science Foundation

NSF funds Yu group to develop a new class of chiral semiconductors based on two-dimensional hybrid organic-inorganic halide perovskites to achieve strong chirality, tunable band structure, and fast charge transport for chiroptoelectronic applications. Chiral materials have non-superimposable structures and mirror images. Chiral semiconductors have applications such as generating and detecting polarized light and making 3D displays and imaging devices. Read more

Matt DeLisa

Professor Matt DeLisa named to the “Life Sciences Power 50” list by City & State New York

By: City & State New York

Matt DeLisa, William L. Lewis Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and director of Cornell’s Institute of Biotechnology, makes City & State’s first Life Sciences Power 50 – researched and written by City & State’s Jon Lentz and Kay Dervishi. This list recognizes many of the key individuals behind the sector’s remarkable growth in New York, including scientists, venture capitalists, government officials, health care executives, real estate developers, philanthropists and others who have positioned New York as a biotech center on track to rival those in Boston and San Francisco. Read more